A Beginner's Lesson in Guinness and Four Cocktails to Get You Started
The Black and Tan is the second best known Guinness mix. If you are a beer lover who tends to drink light or pale brews are you're looking to branch out, this is the brew for you. You can actually buy bottled Black and Tan - don't do that. First, a bartender pours in the pale ale - usually Bass - then the Guinness is added slowly, poured in over the back of the spoon. This is done to slow the pour since the goal is to keep the much lighter Guinness on top, not mix it together. Harp Lager can also be used, but then it is technically a Half and Half - which sounds dirty.