Beer blends

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  1. jmcnamara

    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

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    Other than a black and tan, what are some other styles that make for good blends? Bonus points if the 2 beers can stand on there own too
     
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    you can blend a lite beer with anything
     
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    I like blending Imperial whatever with distilled water. Brings them down into the drinkable range.... ;-)
     
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    all good answers, thanks!

    a couple of people i know have some fresh herbs, so i was thinking of using some of those.

    Beer 1: a brown ale with some sage and thyme

    Beer 2: a wheat beer with some basil

    i did a gose with basil that was pretty good, so i'd look to somewhat mimic that recipe. forget how much basil i used offhand. from what i remember, sage and thyme are fairly strong, but i'll read up on that before i start.

    also, if i was to layer these, how could i tell which is less dense? FG i guess, right?

    yay? nay?
     
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    You SHOULD blend a Lite beer with something.
     
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    My favorite blend used to be a 50/50 blend of draft (keg) Fullers ESB and SN pale Ale. The lusciousness of the Fullers combined with the fresher hop character of the SN was quite nice.
    Unfortunately, my 'local' here in NJ no longer has either product on draft.
     

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