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Black and Tans on St. Patrick’s Day

We’re counting down the days until Spring and tomorrow definitely makes all of Maryland look a little greener! It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of the green will be everywhere!

Throughout Baltimore and all of our suburbs, tomorrow will be a day of parades, music, fellowship, laughter and… beer!

St. Patrick’s Day and Irish stout are certainly synonymous for all the right reasons: St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious day of celebration, acknowledging the date of the death of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick. So Irish food and Irish beer are naturals for celebrating the day. Shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish Soda bread are among the most popular Irish foods, especially on a day when everyone is a little Irish! And Guinness Draught and Murphy’s Irish Stout are two of the most available… and delicious… dry stouts you can enjoy.

I love Guinness Draught for its Irish Heritage, its drinkability—it’s a 4.2% ABV beer—and its wonderful, distinct flavor and aroma. But I also enjoy an American version of a black and tan; a black and tan is, traditionally, half stout and half ale.

Here are a few delicious Irish/American black and tans to try:

  • Guinness with Loose Cannon, an IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
  • Guinness and The Infinite, an amber ale from Jailbreak Brewing
  • Guinness with Double Duckpin, a double IPA, from Union Craft Brewing
  • Guinness and Balls to the Walls, an American pale ale from Oliver Brewing

Have a great weekend and a great St. Patrick’s Day, tomorrow!



The Craft Beer Guy


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