With St. Patrick’s Day soon approaching it’s time to perfect your beer pouring skills. Today’s Malt Monday post features a basic tutorial on How to Pour the Perfect Guinness Harp Black and Tan which is basically two beers (Guinness and Harp) layered on top of one another in the glass so your beer is Half Guinness and Half Harp.
I started pouring traditional black and tans in the late 1990s when I was bartending at a local sports bar. The bar where I worked had almost twenty beers on tap, two of which were Guinness and Harp. Black and Tans were often ordered and they were most popular around St. Patrick’s Day.
To pour the perfect Guinness Harp Black and Tan you will need a few items.
– 1 canister of Guinness
– 1 bottle of Harp
– Large, pouring spoon
– Large Irish pint glass
To begin, fill your large Irish pint glass with halfway with Harp. The Harp should be on the bottom part of the half and half with little to no foam.
To perfectly layer the Guinness you will need to hold a large spoon upside down over the rim of the pint glass and slowly pour the Guinness over the back side of the spoon to slow the flow of the beer and allow it to trickle down the side of the pint glass and rest on top of the Harp.
Due to the weight of the Guinness the darker stout will stay on top of the Harp to create the perfect Guinness Harp Black and Tan. You will want to drink your Guinness Harp Black and Tan rather quickly as the beers will naturally begin to settle if they sit too long.
Enjoy a little luck of the Irish, invite a few friends over and wow them as you pour up the perfect batch of Guinness Harp Black and Tans.
This article was written by food blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.