3 St. Patrick's Day Beers Worthy of Toasting
Though the celebration may look a little different this year, there's no reason you can't still celebrate good ol' St. Patrick's Day with a nice beverage. As one of the quintessential drinker's holidays, St. Patrick's Day offers a great opportunity to sample new and exciting beers you might otherwise miss out on the rest of the year. That said, far too many people are comfortable staying stuck in the box of a fine Guinness, unaware that there's a whole other world out there to sample. To help you expand your horizons this March, here are three St. Patrick's Day beers worth of toasting.
1. Kilkenny Cream Ale
Since 1710, Kilkenny Cream Ale has been one of the most delicious Irish beers a drinker can get their hands on. Though manufactured by the same people behind Guinness (and using its same nitro carbonation process), the two drinks are quite unique from one another. As the name suggests, the Kilkenny has a delicious creaminess to it and a rich, smooth flavor with strong notes of malted barley and hops.
2. O'Hara's Irish Lager
"Well balanced" is a good way to describe O'Hara's Irish Lager. A lighter-colored beer, it uses a special strain of classic lager yeast to get the most out of its ingredients. Notable for its enticing bitterness paired with a clean finish and a slightly malted flavor, it's a great beer to drink while enjoying something salty and savory.
3. 90 Shilling Ale
In the past, high-quality beer was taxed a whole 90 shillings by the Irish government. True to its namesake, 90 Shilling Ale is a fantastic drink with a hearty, savory flavor. Refreshing and smooth with a caramel aroma and complex, yeasty flavor, it's a fantastic companion to a hearty meal or pot roast or corned beef.
St. Patrick's Day will be a bit different in 2021, but that doesn't mean you can't still sample some delicious Irish beers. Try these three drinks at home this year to liven up the holiday.