5 St. Louis-made beers to drink on St. Patrick's Day
Guinness is not the only beer you should drink on March 17. With many locally brewed options, St. Louis has plenty of traditional Irish beer styles to drink while you paint the town green on St. Patrick's Day.
For locally brewed options, Twisted Roots Brewing Co.’s Irish Flu is the way to go. Irish stouts are usually dry beers characterized by roasted barley, low hop bitterness and a dark, almost black hue. With a nitro flow, a lighter body and that traditional dryness, this stout is a great local twist.
For other variations on the style, Earthbound Beer’s Irish Stout and Center Ice Brewing Co.’s Puck of the Irish are tasty options. Earthbound’s version offers notes of chocolate on the initial taste and a noticeable dryness on the finish. Center Ice adds a bit of smoke to the roasty chocolate body for a slightly different take on the stout.
The Irish red ale is another traditional style the St. Louis beer scene does exceptionally well. This style has a reddish tint, slight caramel sweetness, low hop profile and all-around malt-forward flavor. Don’t miss two phenomenal reds: The Civil Life Brewing Co.’s newly released Irish Red and Third Wheel Brewing Co.’s Enter Sandman.
The Civil Life red is malty, herbal and exhibits a brilliant crimson hue due thanks to a new filtration system. (Pro-tip: Cash-free indulging just got easier with Civil Life’s new credit card system.) Third Wheel’s Enter Sandman is one of its most popular beers; with notes of toast and caramel, it is a delightful and easy-drinking beer.
Caitlin McGrath is a contributor to Sauce Magazine and Off Color Brewing sales representative.
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