Bozeman Brewing Company, Bill Hyland, took the "Black and Tan" to new heights this week by creating the "Triple Layer Cake," a blend (from top to bottom) of Nitro Dry Irish Stout, Hopzone IPA, and a very rich Baltic Porter.
"The concept behind the Triple Layer Cake is the same
as that of a Black and Tan; a beer with less density will float on top of a
beer with greater density (or specific gravity)," says Hyland. "The
first few sips are just roasty, 'chocolatey' stout, then the IPA creeps in with
a bitter blast. Finally, after half the glass is finished, the Baltic
Porter blends in with the Hopzone and you experience a resurgence of malt body
It takes the staff about 15 minutes to produce one of these,
and only three have been made so far (and none offered to the public - "but they may change due to the positive response we've received so far," says Hyland). The price of this beer cocktail is $4.00.
*Photo courtesy Bozeman Brewing Co.