Beer of the Week is sponsored by the Lion & Rose. Each week, we introduce you to a wonderful brew that’s a little bit different and well worth seeking out.
In pubs, it has long been popular to layer Guinness or your favorite stout on top of a lighter beer, creating what is known as a black and tan. At the Lion and rose, the bottom brew is usually a Bass Ale, though Newcastle could be used as well.
There’s an art to pouring a proper black and tan, as Cara Anderwald of the Lion and Rose tells us in this video. And the art is the proper use of what is known as a Guinness Pouring Spoon, which you can order online at Amazon.com.
Or you might want to call any of the three San Antonio beer supply stores to see if they carry the magic spoon:
- Home Brew Party, 15150 Nacogdoches Road, 210-650-9070
- San Antonio Homebrew Supply, 2809 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-737-6604
- Home Brew Fetish, 6533 Bandera Road, 210-680-1877
Once you have the proper equipment, you could try any of the drinks Anderwald mentions in the video. Or you could go to the Lion and Rose at 700 E. Sonterra Blvd. and have her make one for you.