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2013-06-14 12:56:57 AM
No Irish Car Bomb?
 
2013-06-14 01:27:38 AM
Boilermaker. Beer and whiskey. Thats it.
 
2013-06-14 01:46:43 AM
No Flaming Dr. Pepper?
 
2013-06-14 02:03:13 AM
A Michelada isn't supposed to contain tequila.  Part of the beauty of the Michelada is that it's a pretty weak drink.  You can have several and not be stumbling around drunk.
 
2013-06-14 05:29:52 AM
beyond beer and lime juice and spices i don't feel like there's a definitive list of ingredients for a michelada. i see no reason you couldn't add some tequila.

for my recipe:

build in a salt rimmed pint glass filled with ice

juice of half a small lime (or mexican lemon)
a shake of worcestershire sauce
a shake of soy sauce
a few shakes of tabasco
fill with a dark mexican beer such as negra modelo
garnish with coarse ground black pepper

continue to add beer as you drink
 
2013-06-14 05:35:22 AM
There's no such thing as "greatest" beer cocktails.

Only extant.
 
2013-06-14 05:47:22 AM

doglover: There's no such thing as "greatest" beer cocktails.

Only extant.


This is about black and tan doberman pinchers and dachshunds, FFS
 
2013-06-14 05:50:07 AM
No red draw?
 
2013-06-14 05:50:24 AM
Clicked the link to make sure Black Velvet made the list. This one made for one HELL of a St. Pattie's.
 
2013-06-14 05:50:52 AM
No Snakebite and Black? Tsk, tsk.
 
2013-06-14 06:02:51 AM
With Stone coming out with a shandy this year, I'm surprised there hasn't been more hype around shiatty mixed beer drinks.
 
2013-06-14 06:04:48 AM
Is there something wrong with your beer that you need to add things to it to make it palatable?
 
2013-06-14 06:09:02 AM
Apparently a black & tan is a cocktail

cock·tail  
/ˈkäkˌtāl/
Noun
1. An alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or several spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice, lemonade, or cream.
2. A mixture of substances or factors, esp. when dangerous or unpleasant in its effects.

I'm going with the second definition.
 
2013-06-14 06:10:47 AM
What's with throwing a beer in a margarita all of a sudden?
 
2013-06-14 06:11:26 AM
I'm fishin' in my boat and I'm fishin' for trout, mix the Bass ale with the Guinness stout.
 
2013-06-14 06:13:10 AM

james_scam: beyond beer and lime juice and spices i don't feel like there's a definitive list of ingredients for a michelada. i see no reason you couldn't add some tequila.

for my recipe:

build in a salt rimmed pint glass filled with ice

juice of half a small lime (or mexican lemon)
a shake of worcestershire sauce
a shake of soy sauce
a few shakes of tabasco
fill with a dark mexican beer such as negra modelo
garnish with coarse ground black pepper

continue to add beer as you drink



Thats not beer, thats a condiment beverage with girlie ABV.
 
2013-06-14 06:30:23 AM

Mr. Right: Is there something wrong with your beer that you need to add things to it to make it palatable?



Well you figure much of the population drinks piss pilsners that are either tasteless (lite) or heinous (bud). While beer cocktail is obviously an oxymoron to sensible people, I cant blame these types for trying to put flavor in their beer. Sadly, too few people know the glory of real beer... You think these chumps would be pouring condiments into their brew if they had some prime stout or pale in their fridges?
 
2013-06-14 06:35:10 AM
Beer cocktails? Farking hipsters, right? This is why we can't have nice things.

/your blog sucks
 
2013-06-14 06:35:35 AM
except for the black and tan, if you drink any of those you deserve multiple groin punches.
 
2013-06-14 06:41:10 AM
I'm a big fan of the pinta.

You take a pint glass and fill it with your favorite beer.

It is best drunk on hot days and cold days. Rainy days and sunny days and overcast days really bring out the flavors of this beer cocktail. It pairs well with any kind of food and weighs in at a 4.5 - 10% ABV.

I'm not sure who invented it, but it's a great spin on the same old same old beer cocktail.
 
2013-06-14 06:44:09 AM

D_Evans45: Mr. Right: Is there something wrong with your beer that you need to add things to it to make it palatable?


Well you figure much of the population drinks piss pilsners that are either tasteless (lite) or heinous (bud). While beer cocktail is obviously an oxymoron to sensible people, I cant blame these types for trying to put flavor in their beer. Sadly, too few people know the glory of real beer... You think these chumps would be pouring condiments into their brew if they had some prime stout or pale in their fridges?


So what you're saying is that it's OK to put ketchup on a hamburger but not on a Filet?
 
2013-06-14 06:58:28 AM

Mr. Right: D_Evans45: ...

So what you're saying is that it's OK to put ketchup on a hamburger but not on a Filet?



If the shiat you drink isnt terrible, you dont have to add random garbage to it to make it more enjoyable. I can understand how someone would spike Bud Lite with something, its why those micheladas have any popularity. Even anchovies and asparagus would give that beer character. But have you ever seen people pouring anything into their IPAs and barleywines to "spice them up?"

/Also, black and tan, or the wheat/ale mixtures, are not cocktails. Its 2 mixed beers
 
2013-06-14 07:04:16 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm a big fan of the pinta.

You take a pint glass and fill it with your favorite beer.



This drink is garbage without hot sauce and ranch dressing.
 
2013-06-14 07:16:06 AM
False.  There is no such thing as a great or even good "beer cocktail".
 
2013-06-14 07:17:30 AM
Around here a Black Velvet is Guinness and cider and I enjoy them.  Guess cider is the poor mans version of champagne.
 
2013-06-14 07:17:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm a big fan of the pinta.

You take a pint glass and fill it with your favorite beer.

It is best drunk on hot days and cold days. Rainy days and sunny days and overcast days really bring out the flavors of this beer cocktail. It pairs well with any kind of food and weighs in at a 4.5 - 10% ABV.

I'm not sure who invented it, but it's a great spin on the same old same old beer cocktail.


I like you.  We could be friends.
 
2013-06-14 07:42:37 AM
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2013-06-14 07:43:08 AM
What a bunch of pretentious crap.

Mechaleda:  PBR or Miller Lite in a cold pint glass.  Drink about an 1/8 of it while the bartender stands there.  Demand some bloody mary mix to top it off, or pull a can of Clamato out of your pocket, and dump in what fits.  Top with an ice cube or two to cool it a bit.

All that fancy beer they added isn't the reason for a beer coctail.  A beer coctail is to make crappy beer a little interesting when you've not got a whole lot to work with.
 
2013-06-14 07:46:45 AM
No lunchbox?
 
2013-06-14 07:48:19 AM

Tellingthem: Boilermaker. Beer and whiskey. Thats it.


Like a good Polack, I always dropped the whiskey, shot glass and all, into the beer stein before drinking it.
 
2013-06-14 07:49:33 AM
Where is the Guinness milk shake or Guinness ice cream float? This list fails.
 
2013-06-14 08:08:49 AM

jafiwam: What a bunch of pretentious crap.

Mechaleda:  PBR or Miller Lite in a cold pint glass.  Drink about an 1/8 of it while the bartender stands there.  Demand some bloody mary mix to top it off, or pull a can of Clamato out of your pocket, and dump in what fits.  Top with an ice cube or two to cool it a bit.



Do regular bars even serve chilled pint glasses or PBR? Also, is it normal to "demand" stuff from bartenders, or carry Clamato in your pocket?
 
2013-06-14 08:13:24 AM
Skip 'n' Go Naked is the best beer cocktail.  It is also appropriately named.
 
2013-06-14 08:19:39 AM
My wife drinks beer and Clamato juice, makes me want to puke every time I see her do that.
 
2013-06-14 08:22:22 AM
I went to a place recently that put bitters on top of a pint of Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
It was amazing.
 
2013-06-14 08:24:07 AM

grokca: My wife drinks beer and Clamato juice, makes me want to puke every time I see her do that.


Found yourself a nice, Polish woman, did you?

I like the beer and tomato juice, but yeah... The Clamato needs to go somewhere else..  Away from me.  far away...
 
2013-06-14 08:24:39 AM

greggm59: Tellingthem: Boilermaker. Beer and whiskey. Thats it.

Like a good Polack, I always dropped the whiskey, shot glass and all, into the beer stein before drinking it.


Me too, we called them "depth charges".
 
2013-06-14 08:32:31 AM

mike_d85: What's with throwing a beer in a margarita all of a sudden?


not enough sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup.
 
2013-06-14 08:34:51 AM
Oh, come out you black and tans,
Come out and fight me like a man
Show your wives how you won medals down in Flanders
Tell them how the IRA made you run like hell away,
From the green and lovely lanes in Killashandra.


 
2013-06-14 08:37:13 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: I went to a place recently that put bitters on top of a pint of Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
It was amazing.


Never even thought to try this...

Why have I never thought to try this?

I should go to the store.
 
2013-06-14 08:41:05 AM

Beerguy: greggm59: Tellingthem: Boilermaker. Beer and whiskey. Thats it.

Like a good Polack, I always dropped the whiskey, shot glass and all, into the beer stein before drinking it.

Me too, we called them "depth charges".


Years ago, during a trip to Eindhoven, I accidentally taught the Dutch how to make "Lunch Boxes."  Drop a shot of amaretto into a glass of beer and orange juice.
 
2013-06-14 08:44:50 AM
Hangman's Blood sounds like a quick trip to the hospital.
 
2013-06-14 08:46:42 AM

I'm no expert but...: No Snakebite and Black? Tsk, tsk.


Red Witch

Snakebite and Black with a slug each of chartreuse and vodka.

Refreshing, slightly camomile flavour, very lethal.

Never drink these while sitting down, you won't be able to stand up.
 
2013-06-14 08:47:52 AM

Vodka Zombie: grokca: My wife drinks beer and Clamato juice, makes me want to puke every time I see her do that.

Found yourself a nice, Polish woman, did you?

I like the beer and tomato juice, but yeah... The Clamato needs to go somewhere else..  Away from me.  far away...


No Scottish, I don't know where she picked up this drink.
 
2013-06-14 08:51:43 AM

swaxhog: Around here a Black Velvet is Guinness and cider and I enjoy them.  Guess cider is the poor mans version of champagne.


Surely that's just a Guiness Snakebite?
 
2013-06-14 08:55:02 AM

grokca: Vodka Zombie: grokca: My wife drinks beer and Clamato juice, makes me want to puke every time I see her do that.

Found yourself a nice, Polish woman, did you?

I like the beer and tomato juice, but yeah... The Clamato needs to go somewhere else..  Away from me.  far away...

No Scottish, I don't know where she picked up this drink.


I think that explains it.

Scots have iron stomachs, and because they can tolerate all sorts of culinary evil, they can taste all sorts of subtle flavors without that nasty bile getting in the way.
 
2013-06-14 09:05:52 AM
list incomplete with a Crown Float (Guinness with Strongbow Cider)

Also, stout and lager is really and "half and half".  Also popular in Germany.  A Black and Tan is a dark stout with a lighter ale.  The proper substitute for Harp Lager is a New Castle Brown Ale.  Which will give you a true Black and Tan.

Yes, I am a beer expert.
 
2013-06-14 09:06:46 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: swaxhog: Around here a Black Velvet is Guinness and cider and I enjoy them.  Guess cider is the poor mans version of champagne.

Surely that's just a Guiness Snakebite?


The proper name for this is a Crown Float.  Guinness/Strongbow in a 3:1 ratio.
 
2013-06-14 09:11:16 AM

Vodka Zombie: grokca: Vodka Zombie: grokca: My wife drinks beer and Clamato juice, makes me want to puke every time I see her do that.

Found yourself a nice, Polish woman, did you?

I like the beer and tomato juice, but yeah... The Clamato needs to go somewhere else..  Away from me.  far away...

No Scottish, I don't know where she picked up this drink.

I think that explains it.

Scots have iron stomachs, and because they can tolerate all sorts of culinary evil, they can taste all sorts of subtle flavors without that nasty bile getting in the way.


They do drink Iron Brew and whisky.
 
2013-06-14 09:17:00 AM
Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.
 
2013-06-14 09:17:38 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.


So, so the wrong thread.
 
2013-06-14 09:22:14 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.

So, so the wrong thread.


Funny because this is the only other tab I have open right now.  Beer and Superman being topics of interest for me as well.
 
2013-06-14 09:24:43 AM
I call this recipe "a beer"

2 cold bottles of IPA
1 frozen 28oz mug (kept clean and in freezer)

Open bottles and slowly pour into mug.  Sit on easy chair and put feet up and enjoy.
 
2013-06-14 09:27:22 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.

So, so the wrong thread.


Pink Kryptonite Cocktail*

1 Pint Hefeweizen
1/4 Cup Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 Maraschino Cherry

*not guaranteed to turn you gay, or encourage you to gender-bend, but it's worth a shot
 
2013-06-14 09:28:19 AM

mrshowrules: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.

So, so the wrong thread.

Funny because this is the only other tab I have open right now.  Beer and Superman being topics of interest for me as well.


So, what kind of drink is a Pink Kryptonite?

I already put up the recipe for a red witch, susbstitute chartreause for absinthe maybe.
 
2013-06-14 09:30:27 AM
The great thing about beer is that it's meant to be drunk on its own. You don't mix crap into it.
 
2013-06-14 10:03:22 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: mrshowrules: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Seems rather presumptuous to claim pink kryptonite turns him gay.

For all we know it merely changed Superman's gender identity but not her orientation.

So, so the wrong thread.

Funny because this is the only other tab I have open right now.  Beer and Superman being topics of interest for me as well.

So, what kind of drink is a Pink Kryptonite?

I already put up the recipe for a red witch, susbstitute chartreause for absinthe maybe.


You might on to something.  Open a DC comics themed bar and have all the cocktails names after Kryptonite colours.  The appetizers would be Batman stuff.  etc... etc...
 
2013-06-14 10:05:00 AM
No Midwest Mimosa?

/Miller High Life & Orange Crush
//It's the champagne of beers
///Slashies!
 
2013-06-14 10:07:23 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: The great thing about beer is that it's meant to be drunk on its own. You don't mix crap into it.


Generally I agree but once you've had Guinness with Strongbow Cider or Guinness with Newcastle Brown Ale, you might change your mind.
 
2013-06-14 10:16:09 AM

D_Evans45: /Also, black and tan, or the wheat/ale mixtures, are not cocktails. Its 2 mixed beers


If your black and tan arrives with the beers mixed, it was poured improperly and should be sent back.
 
2013-06-14 10:16:45 AM

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2013-06-14 10:18:25 AM

Major Broca: No Midwest Mimosa?

/Miller High Life & Orange Crush
//It's the champagne of beers
///Slashies!


That's awesome.  I'll have to try it.

/I do add vodka or tequila to beer sometimes.
 
2013-06-14 10:46:39 AM
GIRL DRINK DRUNK
 
2013-06-14 10:47:15 AM
Fer feck sake

"The "black" part is a stout (usually Guinness) and the "tan" part is a pale ale (usually Harp lager). "

Harp lager is not a Pale Ale. Its a crappy Oirish sex-in-a-canoe rip-off that is only on sale in the US and no Irishman would even let his dog drink it.
 
2013-06-14 11:16:11 AM
Ok, I thought the Black and Tan was traditionally Guiness and Bass, I thought I even saw that on Guiness' website. Also isn't a Black Velvet Guiness and Hard Cider? That is always how I've seen bars prepare it. This list sucks without the Irish Car Bomb!
 
2013-06-14 11:18:43 AM
Also where is the Black and Blue, I know it as Guinness and Blue Moon
 
2013-06-14 11:33:52 AM

Science_Guy_3.14159: Ok, I thought the Black and Tan was traditionally Guiness and Bass, I thought I even saw that on Guiness' website. Also isn't a Black Velvet Guiness and Hard Cider? That is always how I've seen bars prepare it. This list sucks without the Irish Car Bomb!


Guinness with an ale, ideally Newcastle Brown Ale (not a lager).  With a lager it is simply a half and half.

Also, I'm pretty sure the more traditional name for a Guinness and Strongbow cider is a Crown Float.
 
2013-06-14 11:55:51 AM
Apparently a black & tan is a cocktail

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2013-06-14 12:28:57 PM
Sonic Screwdriver

Vodka
Orange juice
Blue glow-in-the-dark food coloring
 
2013-06-14 12:30:56 PM
The Summer Hoedown cocktail, popularized by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES7bKnewBi8
 
2013-06-14 01:03:12 PM
A few years back I was in London and ordered a black and tan at three or four different bars and pubs. Nobody knew WTF I was talking about. Is it an American thing?
 
2013-06-14 01:08:18 PM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: swaxhog: Around here a Black Velvet is Guinness and cider and I enjoy them.  Guess cider is the poor mans version of champagne.

Surely that's just a Guiness Snakebite?


Guy I used to drink with drank what he called Snake Bites - a Black & Tan made with King Cobra malt liquor and Guinness
 
2013-06-14 01:11:57 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: except for the black and tan, if you drink any of those you deserve multiple groin punches.

 
2013-06-14 01:42:52 PM
The "black" part is a stout (usually Guinness) and the "tan" part is a pale ale (usually Harp lager).

Snort
 
2013-06-14 02:27:39 PM
Hoptini.

2.5 oz of Weiss beer in a martini glass, lemon twist.
Price: $10

I really would like to try and sell these in a bar.  I want to see just how big of a sucker some people are.
 
2013-06-14 05:47:53 PM
ZLOK LIKE PHOTOSHOP CONTEST. IT BLACK AND TAN WITH HEINEKEN.
 
2013-06-14 06:45:44 PM

poot_rootbeer: D_Evans45: /Also, black and tan, or the wheat/ale mixtures, are not cocktails. Its 2 mixed beers

If your black and tan arrives with the beers mixed, it was poured improperly and should be sent back.



Are you saying your black and tan isn't really a black and tan unless you pour it yourself? I see where youre coming from, but fail to see the problem with a competent bartender being able to hit a decent black and tan, unless youre really scrupulous about mixing the drink yourself to your exact preference. Historically, a "Black and Tan is a drink made from a blend of pale ale and a dark beer such as a stout or porter." I certainly dont mind the extra hop character of an IPA vs. a traditional pale though in a standard black and tan.

/All in all, Id much rather take a champion example of a single style than anything. Give me some Big Bear Black and some Cali-Belgique, separately...
 
2013-06-15 02:25:57 PM

D_Evans45: Are you saying your black and tan isn't really a black and tan unless you pour it yourself?


I'm saying the beers should be layered, not mixed.
 
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