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A Beer for Everyone

A Beer for Everyone

Here at Golden Hill Studio, we’re known to enjoy an ice-cold beer or two at the end of a long, busy day. And even though my go-to is usually an American brewed Miller or Budweiser, I do enjoy a good lager or ale once in a while. Who makes a good lager or ale you ask? Well, the Irish of course; and in celebration of St. Patty’s day this week, I decided to do a little research on the best Irish beers.

Probably most well known in the states is Guinness, offering both Guinness Draught (a creamy version with a roasted malt flavor) and Guinness Black Lager (a paler version that still maintains some of the richness of the heavier stout).

Murphy’s Irish Stout boasts a light, sweet flavor and has gained popularity in the U.S. in recent years.

Smithwick’s Irish Ale is known for its combination of fruit flavors with coffee and roasted barley.

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale is named aptly for it’s smooth, creamy finish.

Harp Lager is one of the lightest colored Irish beers, but don’t let that fool you, as it’s full of flavor with a sharp, unique finish.

O’Hara’s Irish Wheat is brewed for those who enjoy a lighter beer, but with a mixture of fruit notes, it’s a popular and tasty option.

Although I haven’t tried all of these yet, I’m definitely inspired to do so. A beer tasting just might be a great idea for a St. Patrick’s Day party!

Resources include:

“Top 10 Irish Beers: A ‘Must-Know’ List for St. Patrick’s Day” - Double Down

“Top 10 Irish Beers” – Fox News

“Top 12 Beers that everyone should try in Ireland…” – Ireland Before You Die


Shelley Nicholson

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