Ah, it's another great day for a Guinness. A festive excuse to drink beer...as if one was really needed. St. Patrick's Day is also a day when you won't feel odd (or stand out in a crowd) wearing bright green.
What will you drink on St. Patty's Day?
Not sure what to order? Need a refresher? Or not? At any rate, here is a partial list of some common Irish beers for the occasion.
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Murphy's Irish Red
Smithwick's Irish Ale
If you are really clever, you can mix them. A Guinness and Harp is called a Black and Tan, for instance. A Blacksmith is the combination of Guinness and Smithwick's (and not a bad drink, mind you). You can have all kinds of fun with this.
I almost forgot. For the cider drinkers we have Magner's Irish Cider. Mixed with Guinness you get a Black Velvet. Or impress your friend by ordering this dangerous combination... a Snakebite (Magner's and Harp).
And in the spirit of being a helpful, informative blog (that everyone will want to Tweet, Like, and +1 when they read it), if you don't have anything green to wear for the day, don't fret. Save and print the photo below, tape it to your non-green shirt or other article of clothing, and you will be as Irish as that big dude at the corner of the bar wearing the kilt. (Though I think kilts are really for the Scottish.)
Relax, don't worry, print the green above and wear it with pride. Glad I can help.