212. “Arf and Arf” – London

#212 Arf and Arf - Hero

This number is actually two drinks, but I only know what one of the variations actually means. As a result, this is only the London version. To that end, please let me know if you have a sense of the difference between “new” and “old” ale, and then I can do the American one.

In honor of National Puppy Day (puppies go “arf,”  right?) on Friday, here is an example of the fine, hard-hitting journalism we all expect from The Guardian.

#212 Arf and Arf - Ingredients

212. “Arf and Arf”

(Use large bar glass.)

  • In London this drink is made by mixing half porter and half ale, in America it is made by mixing half new and half old ale.

Tasting Notes:

BN: This didn’t layer as well as I wanted it to, and I’m not sure why. It might have been the choice of beers? I tried the spoon thing and it didn’t do anything. Oh well. As for taste, it was pretty much exactly halfway between the taste of the two beers, so it’ll be very dependent on the choices you make. The only other interesting note was the color of the two mixed together was actually darker than the porter, as if they were added together instead of mixed.

PiC: It’s fine. For people who are looking for something between an ale and a porter…

#212 Arf and Arf - Last Look


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