Guinness is a staple when it comes to St. Patrick's Day. It's one of my all time favorite beers and highly drinkable once you acquire a taste for it. It has a low percentage of alcohol and is claimed to have enough vitamins and minerals that could replace breakfast on St. Patrick's Day. Think of it as a dark, heavy milkshake.
Green beer is arguably better than normal colored beer. It gets you in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. It makes you feel like you're drinking leprechaun blood. It gives you Irish pride. A little bit of food coloring in your favorite light beer can go a long way.
You'll find Killian's paired up next to the Guinness this time of year but there are far better Irish reds to be had. However, you should try one if you're not into reds as it is a good starter.
Some say that Murphy's Irish Stout is better than Guinness because it's smoother and is not as bitter. Maybe... If you pour some Magic Hat #9 into this it makes for an interesting treat.
When you go to order a Smithwick's this St. Patrick's Day impress your bartender by pronouncing it correctly. Also, order one because it's yummy and also brewed by Guinness.
I always recommend Young's to those too afraid to try Guinness. It has a rich chocolate flavor and unlike Murphy's or Guinness it doesn't have a bitter bite. It has a smooth and sweet malty bite. Did I mention that it tastes like liquid chocolate?
Pour your favorite dark beer (traditionally Guinness) into a pint glass. Pour your favorite Irish cream (traditionally Baileys) into a shot glass. For an added blast, float Jameson's Irish Whiskey on top of the Irish cream. Now all you have to do is drop the bomb into your pint and chug, chug, chug, chug!
Ice cream has the ability to make almost anything taste better. Scoop some into a smooth dark beer and tada! Don't forget to drizzle green chocolate syrup on top.
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