When looking for recommendations for St. Patrick’s Day beers, we knew we oughta talk to Otto. He’s our Beer Buyer and resident expert on all things ale (and lager and hefeweizen…). His picks for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day are delightfully dark, and you’re invited to try the rich brews Otto would choose.
An estimated 13 to 14 million pints of THE classic Irish Stout will be consumed on St. Patrick’s Day alone and it’s easy to see why. It’s described by critics as “sexy,” “robust” and “hits the mark,” and you’ll find it filled with unsweetened chocolate, espresso and caramel flavors. Otto says it’s destined to be paired with corned beef hash.
What’s a Scottish beer doing in a St. Patrick’s day lineup? This brewer is paying tribute to Irish Whiskey Aged beer, and it’s an homage that seizes the luck of the Irish. This highly unique brew showcases light nuttiness, smoke, char, raisin, plum, fig, molasses–all highlighted by oak and whiskey tones. It’s a conversation starter at any party, and a welcome guest at St. Patrick’s Day.
Otto loves the history behind this very English beer created in an Irish style. Brewed with water from a well created in 1758, and crafted with certified organic ingredients including malted barley, cane sugar and hops, you’d swear you could smell milk chocolate in this brew. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, it’s a clever (and tasty) way to go even more “green” for St. Paddy’s Day.
Negra Modelo 6PK
If you’re serving a heaping helping of our popular Irish Nachos, Negra Modelo is a Mexican brew that pairs perfectly. Though it pours a deep chestnut brown, it is actually very crisp on the palate due to the lager yeasts used in fermentation.
Otto’s taken the guesswork out of finding great beer for you St. Patrick’s Day soiree! Drop by and stock up for an Irish themed party that will have all of your guests smiling.