Thursday, March 14, 2013

Looking forward to St. Patty's Day?

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.

Guinness Draught
Harp Lager
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. 

Slainte!