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Offline sdixon

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Mixing beers
« on: November 06, 2011, 06:03:33 PM »
Just curious... does anyone else mix beers? Sometimes I like to mix beers, just for fun. Like just now, I mixed a winter warmer (2/3) with a St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout (1/3) and it is awesome. I do this quite a bit with a variety of beers, including home brew and some of my favorite craft beers. Another good combo is (SA) Oatmeal Sout with Propeller Pale Ale.
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 06:16:41 PM »
In one of my previous lives, I did a lot of travelling and visiting every micro brewery within range whenever possible.
I remember driving down a road in Florida at 80 miles an hour and seeing the word "HOPS" on a sign...Hammered on the brakes and crossed 3 lanes to find this spot...

http://www.hopsonline.com/home/frame_beer.asp

It was pretty good...These guys market their blended beers, check out the bottom of the page.

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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 06:25:15 PM »
black & tan has been around for decades, so why not?

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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 09:35:15 PM »
Yeah I've done this on a whim a whole bunch of times; never really been too pleased with the results, but you can't account for taste.
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 09:49:42 PM »
Richard... so either I am a much better blender than you or much less discerning ;-)
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 09:55:43 PM »
It's fairly likely... often times I'd just do it by accident when I pick the wrong tap up in the keezer :P
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 10:17:55 PM »
its pretty common to mix beers. Sometimes if your beer turned out a little more subdued then you might have wanted, you can pump in a gallon of something to give it more taste.

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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 10:24:34 AM »
Being a "reformed" scotch drinker, I was generally under the impression that blending is to bring together several source whiskies in such a way as to produce a consistent product. I guess that's similar to what Thomas is describing re: beer.
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 12:23:33 PM »
Another good example are the early porters in England. Back then a young brown beer would be mixed with something older and stronger to give the resulting porter.

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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 12:32:53 PM »
Guinness is actually still done that way.
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 12:35:45 PM »
Thought Guinness mixed in sour beer not older beer
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 12:45:31 PM »
Actually both in one - it's old, and sour :P
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Re: Mixing beers
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 07:59:10 AM »
I tend to mix American IPA and Brown Ale with good results.
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