Chef Wally has a helpful hint for beer aficionados: ask your bartender for a half-and-half. What does that mean? When a stout beer is overly powerful in a specific taste profile, half pour it with a lighter ale which helps to soften specific bold notes without losing the overall taste.
Example: The Black & Tan which is Guinness half poured with Bass.
At Libby McNeill’s, we created two different half-and-half creations.
Enjoy a Spotted Fat Squirrel, crafted using Fat Squirrel, a nut brown ale with a strong hazelnut flavor topped with Spotted Cow that results in a light refreshing ale with notes of hazelnuts.
Or if a dark wheat ale is more your taste, try a BAAAD Cow-Boy, created with 3 Sheeps BAAAD Boy, a dark wheat ale with roasty, chocolate-like notes and hints of coffee. Combine with New Glarus Spotted Cow and enjoy this half-and-half with half the harshness of the roasted chocolate and coffee flavors.
Here at Hotel Marshfield, we take pride in offering a small selection of Wisconsin craft brews, so we periodically rotate our tap beers to offer something new. So stop in and ask the bartender – What’s on tap!