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10 images of alcohol as art

By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 19, 2011, 9:19 a.m.
Black and Tab beer photographed under a microscope

Photo: Courtesy of BevShots

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Black and Tan

A Black and Tan is pale ale mixed with a stout or porter. (However, the name is also associated with controversy — it is linked to a British militia attempt to quell a rebellion in Ireland in the 1920s.) Beer making is thought to have arrived around 3000 to 2000 BCE in Sumerian and Mesopotamian cultures in what is now modern day Iraq. In its earliest days, it was unrefined and had to be drunk through a straw to filter out grain and mash.