Ireland Craft Beers has teamed up with Boutique Bar Brands to put together a selection of independent beers, ciders and spirits to make sure St Patrick's Day is a party to remember.
With the prospect of north of eight million pints of stout being imbibed over the March 17 holiday, the Irish beer specialist has warned venues to 'get ready for one hell of a St Patrick's Day shindig'.
Stouts remain a badge of honour for Irish breweries, so the range includes over a dozen, from names such as The White Hag, Eight Degrees and Kinnegar. In addition, The White Hag will be launching its own Nitro Stout.
With over two dozen beers in keg, tap takeovers are possible. A limited number of Meet the Brewer and Gin Maker Classes opportunities are available.
Guest star status goes to a collaboration barrel between White Hag and Bán Poitín. Pouring at Tate Modern and the Sun Tavern, this is apparently an authentic take on the Irish poitin boilermaker usually personified by Guinness and Jameson.
A variety of IPAs offer refuge for those escaping the dark, including Eight Degree’s Wayfarer Sour IPA, Boundary’s Push and Pull Imbongo and Galway Bay’s Full Sail IPA. Irish stalwart Porterhouse bookends the flavour profile and abv stakes, with Herbsucker, a 5% Pilsner and Louder, an American-style Barley wine.
Elsewhere sours and saisons are joined by Long Meadow Cider, Shortcross Gin and Dingle spirits.