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Old 05-14-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Anyone do it?

I was listening to a Sunday Session today at work and Jamil said he has heard of people blending Bigfoot(25%) and SNPA(75%), and it turns out tasting like a IIPA. I think I will definitely give that a try just for fun.

I know in the BYO clone guide, the recipe for Newcastle is a blend of two different beers. Though I'm not sure I'd ever go through the trouble of blending two beers I brewed unless I was doing something with sour beers.

I am more just wondering if anyone has experimented with blending Beers with Beers or even Beers with Liquor. Haha in highschool we had our Keystone Mandarin Lights (Keystone + Bicardi O)

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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One bottle of Bigfoot will make a 12 pack of Busch lite taste like beer( I'm serious)not water

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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I've done this a bit with the beers I have on tap right now. I mix a little ESB in with my IPA because the ESB finished too sweet and the IPA is a little thin.

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I have mixed Bell's Java Stout and Expedition for a delicious dessert beer. It took several tries before I found the right balance but then it was pretty damn tasty. If you do this, make sure to use less of the Java because it seemed to be overpowering.

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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Beer mixed with liquor? You must have avoided a mis-spent youth. Drop a shot of Ten High into a big draft for a Depth Charge (the shot on the side makes it a Boilermaker of course). My son tells me of the horrifying-sounding Irish Car Bomb, a shot of Bailey's dropped into a pint of Guinness. To each his own I guess...

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My son tells me of the horrifying-sounding Irish Car Bomb, a shot of Bailey's dropped into a pint of Guinness. To each his own I guess...
Its actually a shot of half jameson and half bailey's dropped into a guinnes and chugged. Its good fun and a horrible idea if you have to be productive to do the next morning
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:58 AM   #7
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At the Dogfish Alehouse by me a bartender suggesting having a "75 minute IPA." It was equal parts of their 60 and 90 and it was quite good. When I visited Grand Rapids I had lunch at Cambridge House which had something called the espresso break. It was a vanilla porter with some espresso vodka added. It was pretty good, rather sweet though. It was rather pricey on the menu, but they had $2 pints on ALL drafts when I went so I tried it out hehe. I have to say, any place that devotes 8 pages out of a 10 page menu to alcohol is A-OK in my book.

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Its actually a shot of half jameson and half bailey's dropped into a guinnes and chugged. Its good fun and a horrible idea if you have to be productive to do the next morning
word to that. i've had some horrible mornings after a night of car bombs.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #9
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I blend beers I have on tap often.

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O'fallon smoke beer and the old Tadcaster from Samual Smith makes a mighty fine smoked porter.

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