Now that St. Patrick’s Day is behind us, you might have found yourself with a few extra cans of Guinness in the fridge. Or perhaps you’re like me who decided it was a good idea to “stock up” on Guinness after the local store placed their remaining stock on-sale. Regardless of how you have them, you have cans of Guinness that need to be consumed.
Now Guinness on it’s own is a fine beer to enjoy, but I have to admit there is only so much of Ireland’s best that I can enjoy during the month of March. Aside from using Guinness in food, I usually turn to making Black and Tans as a welcome alternative. Unfortunately beers like Bass and Harp which traditionally make up the second half of a Black and Tan are not readily available in the great state of Utah.
Therefore I’ve been left to improvised and have relied on substituting in Tetley’s English Ale to produce what is uncommonly known as an “Old Dirty Englishman” (or so says this website).
Fortunately, the blending of Guinness and Tetley’s doesn’t produce an offensive English bloke with bad teeth. Instead the combination offers a slightly creamier, sweeter version of traditional Black and Tans with subtle nuances of caramel from the English Ale…a thoroughly enjoyable concoction.
So if you’ve interested in mixing things up, give an Old Dirty Englishman a try. He’s cleaner and more palatable than you might think.
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