Various Guinness Combinations

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I’m sure at one point in the course of enjoying a tasty brew you have heard the term “Black & Tan.” This is referring to a popular drink using Bass Ale and Guinness Draught. There are various methods of blending within the US and in other countries, but most versions show the separation between the beers. Regardless of the appearance, I’m sure we can all agree that it’s still a treat.

I thought it would be interesting to explore some different beers that might go with Guinness. Below are the more commonly known mixtures:

  • Guinness + Bass Ale = Black & Tan
  • Guinness + Harp Lager = Half & Half
  • Guinness + Blue Moon = Black & Blue
  • Guinness + Smithwicks = Blacksmith
  • Guinness + Newcastle = Black Castle
  • Guinness + Strongbow Cider = Black Velvet

Feel free to come up with your own tasty combination and name it … then post your creation!

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  1. I’ve also heard of “Snakebite” which is a Guinness and a Hard Cider

    DigitalBenjamin — January 22nd, 2010, 1:08 PM
  2. Probably, Guinness + Two Brother’s Red Eye Coffee Porter = Black Eye (This could get crazy…)

    Michael — January 22nd, 2010, 1:58 PM
  3. Any experience with the Black and Blue? The other ones sound great except the cider, but the Blue Moon and Guinness just doesn’t sound good to me.

    Matt — January 22nd, 2010, 4:27 PM
  4. The Black & Blue is good…at least worth a try. Finishes light and the way the two beers blend is cool to watch.

    Tom — January 22nd, 2010, 4:56 PM
  5. I used to really like the Black Velvets and Snakebites, but haven’t had one in a few years. May need to order one up soon!

    Megan — January 22nd, 2010, 6:25 PM
  6. Just rocked the classic Guinness & Bass with buddies after work at Coogan’s Saloon on Wacker in the Loop. Man, nothing beats the original Black & Tan combo…

    Guinness + St. Pauli Girl = Black Beauty?
    Guinness + Old Engine Oil = Black Gold?
    Guinness + Magic Hat #9 = Black Magic?
    Guinness + Orange Juice = Disgusting.

    Taylor — January 22nd, 2010, 10:40 PM
  7. Guiness + milwaukees best = black beast

    Brett — January 23rd, 2010, 12:40 AM
  8. Guinness + Rogue’s Dead Guy = The Black Death

    This combo would be magical if you served it lukewarm, methinks…

    Noel — January 23rd, 2010, 1:33 PM
  9. Also, if you mixed a Red Ale and an Oktoberfest, you could call it “Red October”.

    Noel — January 23rd, 2010, 1:35 PM
  10. And another I just thought of: Guinness + Boddington’s! What would you even call that? Armageddon?

    Noel — January 23rd, 2010, 1:43 PM
  11. Man. Guinness and Boddington’s would be insane. So good!

    Taylor — January 23rd, 2010, 4:00 PM
  12. That would be interesting. I’m not sure it would look like a typical B&T though. I think you need a beer that is not nitrogen pushed to compliment Guinness. I want to try it though…

    Tom — January 23rd, 2010, 4:26 PM
  13. Guinness + Bud Light = Bud Light w/Guinness. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    Tom — February 8th, 2010, 2:49 PM
  14. So I was at a bar last night found a couple more combinations.

    Guinness + Sam Adams = The Patriot (how original)
    Guinness + Boddingtons = Bubblebee

    Tom — March 27th, 2010, 8:34 AM
  15. Celtic Threesome: I just created it last night on March 5, 2011. Three layers. 1/3 Harp, then 1/3 1/3 Smithwicks, and topped off with 1/3 Guinness. It tasted great. The Harp and Smithwicks mixed a bit, so the pour needs to be worked on.

    Ignacio G. Abreu — March 5th, 2011, 1:55 PM
  16. Guinness & any Irish Red Black & Red
    Guinness & Bluemoon Dark-side of the moon
    Guinness & Sweetwater Blue Black & Blue
    Guinness & Newcastle Black Castle
    Bluemoon & Newcastle Blue Castle
    Sam Adam’s Cherry Wheat & Newcastle Man Cherry
    Guinness & Rogue Dead Guy Dead Black Guy
    Guinness & Harp Half & Half
    Guinness & Bass Black & Tan
    Guinness & Magic Hat Black Magic
    Guinness & any hard cider Snake Bite
    Guinness & two brothers red eye coffee porter Black Eye
    Guinness & St Pauli Girl Black Beauty
    Guinness & Milwaukee’s Best Black Beast
    Red ale & an Oktoberfest Red October
    1/3 Harp 1/3 Smithwick’s topped with Guinness Celtic Threesome
    Guinness & Sweetwater Dirty Hippy
    Guinness & Smithwick’s Black Smith
    Wood Chuck & Purple Haze purrple Woody
    Guinness & Strongbow cider Black Velvet

    Rouge Dead Guy & Red Head Step Child Dead Step Child
    (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/235 for red headed stepchild)
    Rouge Dead Guy & Red Dragon Dead Dragon
    (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13090 for Red Dragon)

    David Gross — July 20th, 2011, 8:45 PM
  17. What would Guinness + Arrogant Bastard be ???

    BiggestBeerFan — September 15th, 2011, 9:49 PM
  18. Guinness + Ginger Ale = Guinness Shandy

    So good on a hot afternoon, and the Ginger Ale lightens the weight of the Guinness a bit.

    Erik — May 27th, 2012, 12:49 PM
  19. Guinness and spotted cow= muddy udder

    Tim palmen — December 15th, 2012, 10:47 PM
  20. Guinness and Grainbelt= Blackbelt

    Gary — March 15th, 2013, 6:51 PM
  21. Guinness + Guinness = The way nature intended it to be drank.

    Surlyone — March 16th, 2013, 12:22 PM
  22. Guinness + Boddingtons= black and blonde or black bee

    Landy — March 17th, 2013, 5:51 PM
  23. Guinness+ Longtrail’s Doublebag (or Triplebag)= Cow Tipper

    Jack — April 17th, 2013, 10:10 AM
  24. Guiness and switchback is a switchblack

    jay why — July 1st, 2013, 8:52 PM
  25. Sam Adams Boston Lager + Guinness= South Boston or Southie.

    Zachary Simonton — September 11th, 2013, 2:54 AM
  26. Guinness & Sam Adams Oktoberfest= Black October
    Guinness & Sam Adams Winterfest= Black Winter

    Matt — December 7th, 2013, 5:53 PM
  27. Guinness + Warsteiner Dunkel =
    Kraut Stout

    Jason Brown — August 1st, 2014, 5:48 PM
  28.  This one is definitely a Texas Triple.

    BOTTOM: Brewhouse Brown Lager by the Real Ale Brewing Company
    MIDDLE: Shiner Hefeweizen by the Spoetzl Brewery
    TOP: Shiner Black Lager by the  Spoetzl Brewery

    http://www.blackandtanbeer.com/blog/triple-layer-roll

    John — September 2nd, 2014, 7:37 PM
  29. Guiness + Sweetwater 420 = Dirty Hippy

    Dennis — September 25th, 2014, 6:09 PM
  30. Guinness + New castle = burnt brit
    Guinness + Killians = dirty ginger

    justin — October 21st, 2014, 10:11 PM
  31. Guiness+ Fosters= black undies

    John brown — February 6th, 2015, 5:34 PM
  32. Guiness + Sam Adams Boston Lager = Revolutionary War

    Robert — March 23rd, 2015, 2:41 PM
  33. Guinness + Fresh Squeezed IPA = Black Squeeze

    Mike — April 24th, 2015, 12:47 AM
  34. Guinness + Guinness Blonde Lager = Black with blonde roots

    Dave — May 9th, 2015, 4:58 PM
  35. Guinness and widmer Hefeweizen = tasty!!

    Toni responts — October 21st, 2015, 7:12 PM
  36. Guinness and Coney Island Hard Root Beer = Black and Brown

    Guinness and Henry’s Hard Orange Soda= Orange is the New Black.

    Tyson — April 6th, 2016, 12:23 PM
  37. I thought a bluemoon + Guinness= eclipse

    Jenks — April 6th, 2016, 8:45 PM
  38. Guinness+Arrogant Bastard =Drunk Scotsman

    awickedtribe — July 1st, 2016, 11:02 PM
  39. Guinness + Hobgoblin = Black Goblin

    Bill Y. — October 25th, 2016, 9:08 AM
  40. No one mentioned the Guinness/Hoegaarden combo = Black & White or Mixed B*tch.

    Chance Y. — November 1st, 2016, 3:09 PM
  41. Some of my favs:
    Guinness+Summer Shandy=Eclipse
    Guinness+Dortmunder Gold=Black and Gold
    Guinness+Burning River=Black River
    Guinness+Daisy Cutter=Black Dahlia
    Guinness+Gumball Head=Fr. Corby
    Guinness+Green Line=Black Line
    Guinness+Hofbrau Munich=Roger Casement
    Guinness+Quilmes=William Brown
    Guinness+Fosters=Ned Kelly
    Guinness+Yeungling=69th PA
    Guinness+Brooklyn Lager=69th NY
    Guinness+Spotted Cow=Black Cow

    Neil H — January 19th, 2017, 11:10 AM
  42. Guinness+Narragansett Lager=Black Neighbor

    TMAC — March 10th, 2017, 2:37 PM
  43. Guinness and Shiner Bock = Black & Bock or it’s also called an Irishman drunk in Texas

    Rob — March 17th, 2017, 10:58 AM
  44. Guinness and Rogue Dead Guy = A Black Guy

    Kyle Heaton — March 18th, 2017, 8:05 AM
  45. Guinness and Samuel Adams Cherry wheat I call it a black cherry!! It’s very tasty…it’s a great combination!

    Mike Murray — May 5th, 2017, 10:40 AM
  46. Also this isn’t Guinness related But. I mixed Founders All Day IPA and Founders Rubaeus and it was awesome!!! It’s a Raspberry All Day!! Give it a try!

    Mike Murray — May 5th, 2017, 10:47 AM
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