Hybrid Beer Tastings

You’ve all heard of Black & Tan’s and Snakebites, but what other mixing possibilities are out there?

Last night I, Ursula, went down to the British Beer Company (BBC) in Westford, MA for a couple of beers. As I’m enjoying my Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat, the bartender comes up to the tap in front of me with a mostly filled pint glass containing a light ale and pours some Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic in to fill the glass.

“Interesting,” I thought. “I’ll have a go at that.”

So, the ale turns out to be Allagash White, a Belgian style wheat beer. The combination was light and refreshing with the obvious raspberry hint to it. (As you can see, I’m a big fan of fruity beers at the moment.) Here’s a pic to show you the coloring:

Possibly add that to the Valentine’s Day beer list? Just a thought.

Along with this sample, the bartender suggested trying a Young’s Double Chocolate Stout / Framboise mixture. Don’t mind if I do!

I’m not really into stouts, but I’ve tried the Young’s Double Chocolate with a shot of mint flavored something(?) in it, and that was like a Peppermint Patty in my mouth, so I was pretty excited about trying this one. Also a winner. Definitely makes me ponder the possibilities of mixing beers to make some unique combinations. Has anyone tried these or do you have any favorite beer mixes? I’d love some suggestions for next time!

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One Response to Hybrid Beer Tastings

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