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Black and Tan Beer

Two ways to pour a perfect Black and Tan beer. A pale ale is the tan on the bottom and a stout is floated on top. 
Prep Time1 min
Course: Craft Beer Cocktails
Cuisine: English, Irish
Servings: 1
Calories: 173kcal
Author: CraftBeering


  • 6 oz pale ale
  • 6 oz stout


  • Pour the pale ale in a pint glass. Using the back of a spoon or a layering tool gently pour the stout over the pale ale to achieve a layered look. Enjoy!


The classic combination is Guinness Draught Stout and Bass pale ale. 
Use any similar stout or pale ale. 
Imperial stout will not float due to its higher specific gravity. 
There is also a special pouring spoon made by Guinness for the express purpose of layering the stout.