Beer and Food Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day falling during the work week this year, one may opt for a regular coffee as opposed to an Irish Coffee – but not to worry, there are many other ways to make up for it after work! While nothing beats spending St. Paddy’s Day at an Irish pub, if COVID-19 restrictions do not permit, recreate the experience at home!

Crack open a cold one with the help of your Danby Beverage Center, or better yet… pour yourself a pint of draft beer from your kegerator to kick off your celebration. And, since it’s best not to drink on an empty stomach, check out these St. Paddy’s Day pairings!

Lager + Colcannon Potatoes

St. Patrick’s Day
Taming Twins

Irish lagers are crisp and easy to drink. Pair a beer like Harp with the St. Patrick’s Day favourite: Colcannon. This traditional Irish dish is a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage.

Red Ale + Shepherd’s Pie

The Best Classic Shepherd's Pie
The Wholesome Dish

Red ales are malty and mildly sweet. Pair a beer like Smithwicks with a heartier dish, such as Shepherd’s Pie.  This recipe is versatile so you can enjoy traditional Shepherd’s pie with lamb or ‘Cottage Pie’ which is made with beef.

Stout + Irish Stew

Irish Stew Recipe
Recipe Tin Eats

Irish stouts are rich and creamy. Pair a beer like Guinness, Ireland’s most famous beer, with an equally rich dish, such as Irish Stew. Not only does this dish pair well with Guinness but it incorporates it in the recipe!

If you are in the mood for something sweet, top your stout off with a scoop of Ice Cream to make a float or bake it into a Chocolate Cake.

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