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Beer Layering Tool Beer Layering Tool

Beer Layering Tool

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  • Materials: Stainless steel
  • Care: Handwash with soap and warm water
  • Unique design allows for consistent and mess-free beer layering
  • Fits on top of standard pint glass and glasses between 2.5"-3.5"diameter
  • Made in India
  • Dimensions: 4" x 4" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 0.068 lb.
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4.5 avg. (27 reviews)

06/27/2019 by JENNIFER
Use it all the time.
Didn't work
05/01/2019 by Stephanie
My husband tried twice but couldn't get the defined separation of color.
Good Looking but...
10/14/2018 by Dan
First off I have been a bartender and know how to make a Black and Tan. This object is a good looking piece and would seem to work well at first glance but it doesn’t work very well impo. There was no distinct line between the two beers. Using a spoon has worked much better for me over the years. I guess I’ll probly try it a couple more times but after the first four pours I’m disappointed. If for some odd reason I’m wrong and I’m doing something to cause this problem I will change my review.
07/30/2018 by Kevin
Well received.
Well... It works...kind of...
07/27/2018 by Joe
I find that it is very glass dependent. A standard Guiness glass is too tall and it seems to mix the two when the Guiness splashes down into the Bass Ale. However, using a lowball glass that I use for my whiskey (much shorter glass) the separation is distinct due the the much lessening of the splash factor. In the end I find that using the back of a spoon yielded better results more consistently in creating the half and half effect. Your mileage may vary.
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Create bartender-worthy drinks at home with a handy beer layering tool. Sized to fit perfectly on a pint glass, all you need to do is pour and this tool will neatly layer two or even three beers. It not only looks great, it’s also a nice way to balance the flavors of multiple beers and experience new flavor combinations.

The Perfect Black and Tan

Layered beers create a distinctive look and a more complex flavor. But making one can take serious bartending skills.

John Deboer created this beer layering tool so beer lovers can create these combinations easily at home.

The secret is to have a bottom beer that’s denser than the one on top. A stout and a lager are the traditional combo, but there are lots of variations that balance different flavors, like a cider and stout. With the tool in place on your pint glass, all you need to do is pour slowly.

These layered drinks are often called a “Black and Tan,” but that term is controversial for some because it conjures up a dark time in Irish history. The “black and tan” were British paramilitary troops with uniforms of those colors, and they violently suppressed the Irish a century ago. If you ever find yourself in Ireland, it’s best to use the more respectful term “half and half.”

Whatever you call these combinations, making them is now as easy as enjoying them. more Their Story