Beer Recipe`s & Info

Beer mixed with something
Beer is sometimes mixed with other alcoholic beverages and given nicknames. Here's a list:

Oubliette: Guinness, Cider (either Pear or Raspberry) and a Chocolate Port Float

Black and Tan: Guinness and bitter or Guinness and mild.

Black Velvet: Guinness and champagne.

Poor Man's Black Velvet: Guinness and cider.

Black Russian: Guinness and vodka

Velvet Pussy: Guinness and port.

Black Maria: Guinness and Tia Maria

Red Velvet: Guinness, cider and blackcurrant.

Red Witch: Guinness, Pernod, cider and blackcurrant.

Mother-in-law: Old and bitter.

Granny: Old and mild.

Blacksmith: Guinness and barley wine.

Boilermaker: Brown and mild.

Lightplater: Light ale and bitter.

Narfer narf: London slang for a half pint of mild and a half pint of bitter.

Narfer narfer narf: A half pint of Narfer narf (of course).

Dragon's blood: Barley wine and rum.

Dog's nose: Bitter and gin.

Snake bite: Lager and cider.

All-Irish Black and Tan (Cocktail)
Ale, Guinness
Backfire On The Freeway (Cocktail)
Bacardi 151 Proof Rum, Guinness
Belfast Carbomb #1 (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua
Belfast Carbomb #2 (Cocktail)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua
Black & Tan (Cocktail)
Ale, Guinness
Black And Brown (Shooter)
Guinness, Root Beer
Black Ice (Cocktail)
Guinness, Smirnoff Ice
Black Irish (Cocktail)
Coca Cola, Guinness, Kahlua, Vodka
Black Opal #2 (Cocktail)
Angostura Bitters, Guinness, Partida Agave Nectar, Partida Reposado Tequila, Tawny Port, Water
Black Russian (Irish) (Cocktail)
Coca Cola, Guinness, Tia Maria, Vodka
Black Suede (Cocktail)
Guinness, Tia Maria
Car Bomb #1 (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey
Car Bomb #2 (Shooter)
Guinness, Irish Cream
Car Bomb (not Irish) (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Kahlua
Carbomb (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua
Dave's Diesel (Cocktail)
Black Currant Cordial, Cider, Guinness, Pernod Absinthe
Fianna Pucker F**ker (Shooter)
Green Apple Pucker, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey
Guiness Shandy (Cocktail)
Guinness, Lemonade
Guinness Black Velvet (Cocktail)
Champagne, Guinness
Highland Ghost (Cocktail)
Cognac, Guinness, Pepsi Cola
Irish Carbomb (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua
Original Half and Half (Cocktail)
Guinness, Lager
Purple Velvet (Shooter)
Guinness, Port
Rong's Finnigan's Wake (Cocktail)
Guinness, Kahlua
Sceptic (Cocktail)
Blue Curacao, Guinness, Kahlua, Lemonade, Vodka
The True Irish Carbomb (Shooter)
Bailey's Irish Cream, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua

Half & Half
Guinness & Harp A drink with many names: Arf and Arf, Long Ship, Light and Dark. Out of all the other recipes, this seems to be the second most popular. We recommend equal measures of Guinness and Harp Lager for the finest results. However, some say Guinness makes any beer better when mixed.

Black & Tan
Guinness & Smithwicks The Original...a classic layering of a pleasantly crisp pale ale - Bass, topped off with Ireland's legendary stout - Guinness. This is a perfect combination, lavishing your tastebuds with its mild yet robust flavor. The Black and Tan has been the World's favorite pint for a century and continues to be a time-honored classic.

Snake Bite
Guinness & Cider Guinness and cider. So called after an unusual event which took place in the last century. Apparently, the apple crop in the West Country was devastated by a plague of hungry snakes, which led to grave shortages. To solve this problem, the locals used Guinness to boost their meager cider rations. To their delight, they found that the dry, lively taste of the Guinness made the ideal partner for the sweet taste of their cider.

Guinness & Sprite The practice of drinking Guinness with lemon soda is rumored to have started with the New Zealand rugby team, during a British tour. After a game, they ordered Guinness and lemon lime soda (in mistake of bitter shandy) and found it extremely refreshing. Some say this is also how they became known as All Black, but it seems most unlikely.

Guinness & Dash of Port Guinness with a dash of port! Believed to originate from the parting of the Royal Flying Corps. It seems that after dinner, some of the officers took to drinking Guinness instead of port. The Guinness decanter was passed round clockwise. Once the two decanters happened to meet at the head of the table (Guinness at 12 o'clock). The officer in that position absentmindedly poured both drinks into his glass and found the result quite enjoyable.

Black n' Black
Guinness & Dash of Blackberry Guinness and blackberry liqueur. Recently a lot of women have taken to adding blackberry to their drinks and our black beer is no exception. They find the taste of the blackberry makes Guinness not just something they like to be seen with, but something they enjoy drinking too.

Guinness & Lime
A new variation of lager and lime. The effect, however, is quite different. The strong, distinctive taste of Guinness dominates the lime, which merely adds a touch of smoothness to the beer.

Beer Glossary
This is a list of terms used when describing beers:
Commercial Belgian beers licensed by abbeys. Not to be confused with Trappist ales.
Materials, like rice, corn and brewing sugar, used in place of traditional grains for cheapness or lightness of flavor.
The oldest beer style in the world. Produced by warm or top fermentation.
Dark brown top-fermenting beer from Düsseldorf.
Alpha acid
The main component of the bittering agent in the hop flower.
The extent to which brewing sugars turn to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Generic term for an alcoholic drink made from grain. Includes both ale and lager.
British term for the pale, amber or copper-colored beers that developed from the pale ales in the 19th century.
Bock or Bok
Strong beer style of The Netherlands and Germany.
Beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Brew kettle
See Copper
Beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the cask. Known as "real ale", closely identified with British beers.
Vessel used to boil the sugary wort with hops.
Decoction mashing
A system mainly used in lager brewing in which portions of the wort are removed from the vessel, heated to a higher temperature and then returned. Improves ensymic activity and the conversion of starch to sugar in poorly modified malts.
The addition of a small amount of hops to a cask of beer to improve aroma and bitterness.
A dark lager beer in Germany, a Bavarian speciality that predates the first pale lagers.
The earliest form of porter, short for "entire butt".
Flavor compounds produced by the action of yeast turning sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Esters may be fruity or spicy.
Substance that clarifies beer, usually made from the swim bladder of sturgeon fish; also known as isinglass.
Framboise or Frambozen
Raspberry-flavored lambic beer.
The coarse powder derived from malt that has been milled or "cracked" in the brewery prior to mashing.
A blend of Belgian lambic beers.
Helles or Hell
A pale Bavarian lager beer.
Hop (Lat: Humulus Lupulus)
Herb used when brewing to add aroma and bitterness.
International Bitterness Units. An internationally-agreed scale for measuring the bitterness of beer. A "lite" American lager may have around 10 IBU's, an English mild ale around 20 units, an India Pale Ale 40 or higher, an Irish stout 55 to 60 and barley wine 65.
Method of mashing used mainly in ale-brewing where the grains are left to soak with pure water while starches convert to sugar, usually carried out at a constant temperature.
Top-fermenting golden beer from Cologne.
The addition of partially-fermented wort during lagering to encourage a strong secondary fermentation.
Cherry-flavored lambic beer.
The cold-conditioning of beer at around 0 degrees Centigrade to encourage the yeast to settle out, increase carbonation and produce a smooth, clean-tasting beer. From the German meaning "to store".
Belgian beer made by spontaneous fermentation.
Lauter tun
Vessel used to clarify the wort after the mashing stage.
Barley or other cereals that have been partially germinated to allow starches to be converted into fermentable sugars.
First stage of the brewing process, when the malt is mixed with pure hot water to extract the sugars.
Traditional Bavarian lager brewed in March and stored until autumn for the Munich Oktoberfest.
Dark brown (occasionally pale) English and Welsh beer, lightly hopped. The oldest style of beer that once derived it color from malt cured over wood fires. One of the components of the first porters.
Milk stout
Stout made with the addition of lactose, which is unfermentable, producing a beer low in alcohol with a creamy, slightly sweet character.
Pilsner or Pilsener or Pils
International brand name for a light-colored lager.
Dark - brown or black - beer originating in London.
Addition of sugar to encourage a secondary fermentation in beer.
Bavarian beer law of 1516 (the "Purity Pledge) that lays down that only malted grain, hops, yeast and water can be used in brewing. Now covers the whole of Germany.
Ancient method of invoicing beer in Scotland on strength. Beers are called 60, 70 or 80 shilling.
From the French esparger, to sprinkle; Sprinkling or spraying the spent grains in the mash tun or lauter tun to flush out any remaining malt sugars.
A traditional, open fermenting vessel.
Steam beer
American beer style saved by the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco.
Once an English generic term for the strongest ("stoutest") beer in a brewery. Now considered a quintessentially Irish style.
Ales brewed by monks of the Trappist order in Belgium and The Netherlands.
Method of fermentation developed in Burton-tn-Trent using large oak casks.
Ur or Urtyp
German for original.
Weizen or Weisse
German for wheat or white beer.
Liquid resulting from the mashing process, rich in malt and sugars.