Happy St. Patrick’s day. Most people think of today as the day you’re supposed to wear green and drink Irish beers such as Guinness, Killians (although it’s a Coors beer from Colorado), or Harp Lager. While I do enjoy Guinness from time to time (especially in Irish car bombs), there are 3 lesser known Irish stouts (that are actually brewed in Ireland) that I’d suggest you try as alternatives this St. Patrick’s day to help you expand your beer drinking arsenal.
- O’Hara’s Irish Stout
If you’re looking for a great stout that is actually brewed in Ireland, O’Hara’s is the way to go. With 4.3% ABV you can have multiple amazing tasting beers and still feel like doing an Irish jig.
- Murphy’s Irish Stout
Another great stout brewed in Ireland that comes in cans that is 4.0% ABV. A little on the watery side, but still a good stout.
- Beamish Irish Stout
Another popular Irish stout with 4.1% ABV and is sold in cans.
I’ve also heard there are some good beers from Porterhouse and The Franciscan Well Brewery, but both are located in Ireland and are hard to find in the U.S.. So if you’re ever in Ireland, give them a try and let me know what you think.
What’s your favorite Irish beers?