Beer Mixology - The Art of Mixing Beer

Written by Scott


 The art of mixing beers


Manhattans, Paralyzers, Martinis & Kirs; all classic cocktails involving either spirits, mixes, wines and herbal additives. To pretty much everyone out there, these are normal things , and while it may seem strange to the casual observer, beer mixology is actually a time honoured tradition.

From the classic Black and Tan( a layered beverage with Guinness being layered on top of Bass Pale Ale) to Crown Floats( 2/3 Strongbow Cider topped with 1/3 Guinness), people have been ordering their own beer cocktails in pubs and bars the world over for what seems like an eternity.

With that being said, this is not where this all ends. With bartenders across the globe taking it up a notch with creative drinks and ingredients, it was pretty much a no-brainer that beer cocktails wouldn't be left behind in all this. Listed below are some more contemporary examples to try out.

The Belgian Truffle:

2/3 Young's Dbl. Chocolate Stout and 1/3 Lindeman Framboise. Chocolate covered raspberry beer, like dessert in a glass.

La Truffle de Quebec:

similar to the Belgian variety, but use 2/3 St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and 1/3 St. Ambroise Raspberry Ale. A true Canadian Classic.

Variants of the Black & Tan are:

Black Castle ( 1/2 Guinness, 1/2 Newcastle Brown) and A Half & Half(1/2 Guinness, 1/2 Harps Lager).

Cream of Wheat:

1/2 Stout, 1/2 Hefeweizen.

Raspberry Cream:

Top a glass of Hefeweizen with a small amount of Lindeman Framboise.

The Macgyvered Cascadian Ale:

1/2 IPA, 1/2 Stout or Porter.

Liverpool Kiss:

Stout mixed with an ounce of cassis.


Hefeweizen mixed with cola.

The list could go on forever, but with the absolutely insane selection of beers on the market packed with different styles and flavours, and a bit of imagination, you'll be able to concoct your very own beer cocktail in no time.


Taking each day one drink at a time

Scott @ Vintage

Last Updated on Aug112013