St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve some fun new beer releases that you’ll want to have in hand…
Shamrocked For St Patrick’s Day (Longmont, CO) – If ever there was an American craft brewery whose reputation was deservedly built on the back of a stout, it’s Longmont, Colorado’s award-winning Left Hand Brewing. And with St. Patrick’s Day returning on March 17 they’ve a new limited release variation for the holiday.
Pumped out of its mind on lactose (the milk sugar that gives this beer its appealing creaminess), and on the nitrogen that ensures its deep rich head, Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout Nitro is 6% ABV classic we’ve all enjoyed, this time with special green packaging.
“Milk Stout Nitro has long been the craft beer of choice for St. Patrick’s Day,” says Jason Ingram, National Sales Director at Left Hand. “As most of us continue to celebrate holidays a little differently, there’s no better way to bring a taste of our favorite holiday home.”
A St Patrick’s Day Classic (Planet Earth) – With St Patrick’s Day, just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to tap into an undeniable classic. Brewed at St James Gate in Dublin, Ireland and available worldwide, Guinness Draught is a rich and creamy nitro-fueled Irish Dry Stout which at 4.2% ABV is brewed to be paired with several.
Developed in 1959, this beer marked a celebration of Arthur Guinness signing his 9,000-year lease and 200 years of groundbreaking brewing and it remains the same distinctive Irish dry stout today.
Stout Stuff (ST Paul, MN) –After 17 years Summit Brewing is finally bottling a cult favorite that up until now has only been available on draft. Inspired by stouts from the United Kingdom and sporting a roasty sweetness, Summit Oatmeal Stout is a 5% ABV ultra-balanced dark ale with rich coffee, caramel and chocolate notes and a full-bodied finish.
“Oatmeal Stouts tend to not be as acidic as Irish Stouts, so on or off a nitro tap this beer will still retain a sweetness and full body, said Summit head Brewer Damian McConn. “The elevated carbon dioxide levels for the bottled version adds a sharpness to the aromas, really bringing forth the hazelnut notes and even added a hint of florals. It’s a bit fuller, a bit sharper, but just as delicious.”