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  • Writer's pictureSean Tinney

Exclusive St. Patrick's Day Irish Beer Variety Pack

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us, but the patron saint surely wouldn’t be offended if you started celebrating early, right? Bridge City Beverage just stocked up on an exclusive custom variety pack full of Irish and Irish-style beer and ciders for the upcoming holiday.

The 12-beer Irish variety pack includes two of each beer for a total of lucky-number 24. It has a few stouts, an Irish red, two ciders, an Irish lager, and an Irish blonde ale. Each beer offers something different to the mix, with contributions ranging from crushable to more complex flavors.

The variety pack is available while supplies last at Bridge City Beverage.

Here’s a complete list of the 12 beers included in the case.

Guinness Draught Stout – Cans and Bottles (2 each)

  • Brand: Guinness

  • From: Dublin, Ireland

  • Style: Nitrogenated Irish Stout

  • ABV: 4.2%

  • Taste: The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day beer. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with roasted notes of chocolate and coffee. Sharp bitterness. Highly drinkable.

  • Brand: Sullivan’s Brewing Company

  • From: Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Style: Dry Irish Stout

  • ABV: 5.1%

  • Taste: Dark chocolate and coffee notes with berry fruit flavors and aroma. Hop bitterness complements roasted barley bitterness.

  • Brand: Murphy’s, Heineken Ireland

  • From: Cork, Ireland

  • Style: Nitrogenated Dry Irish Stout

  • ABV: 4%

  • Taste: Soft and smooth with rich roasted notes. Coffee upfront with lingering flavors or bitter dark chocolate.

Wait A Minute… What’s An Irish Stout?

Really quickly, before moving forward; what is an Irish Stout? Also called a Dry Stout, an Irish Stout uses roasted barley creating a dry and bitter taste.

Irish Stouts commonly use English hop varieties like East Kent Golding or Fuggle for earthy and subtle fruity notes. These beers use nitrogenated dispensary systems when available – Guinness is known for it, and likely the one that comes to mind first for many people.

Irish Stouts vary from beer to beer, but all range between 3.8-5% ABV with medium bitterness and a distinct dryness on the palate. They’re black with soft white to off-white, foamy heads.

Okay, back to the Bridge City Beverage Irish beer variety pack!

  • Brand: George Killian’s, Coors Brewing Company

  • From: Golden, Colorado

  • Style: American Red Lager/Amber

  • ABV: 5.4%

  • Taste: Malty sweetness from the caramel malt used to brew it. The amber hue comes from these toasted, sweet grains—thick white head.

  • Brand: Guinness

  • From: Dublin, Ireland

  • Style: Irish Stout

  • ABV: 5%

  • Taste: The original Guinness, brewed at St. James Gate in 1759. Heightened flavor and aroma compared to Guinness Draught.

  • Brand: Magners Irish Cider

  • From: Clonmel, Ireland

  • Style: Traditional Cider

  • ABV: 4.5%

  • Taste: The original recipe from 1935 with only a few tweaks. Made with 17 varieties of apples and aged for two years.

  • Brand: Southern Tier Brewing Company

  • From: Lakewood, New York

  • Style: Milk Stout

  • ABV: 5.8%

  • Taste: Cocktail-inspired stout brewed with Irish cream flavoring and milk sugar. Dense mouthfeel with notes of vanilla beans, coffee and Irish whiskey.

  • Brand: Magners Irish Cider

  • From: Clonmel, Ireland

  • Style: Pear cider

  • ABV: 4.5%

  • Taste: Fermented with pears instead of apples. Mild sweetness and crisp dryness and mouthfeel.

  • Brand: Guinness

  • From: Dublin, Ireland

  • Style: European Pale Lager

  • ABV: 4.5%

  • Taste: Golden pilsner style lager. Brewed with fresh spring water from the Cooley Mountains of Dundalk, Ireland. Very drinkable, often used to make a Black and Tan with Guinness Draught.

  • Brand: Smithwich’s, Guinness

  • From: Dublin, Ireland

  • Style: Red ale/Amber

  • ABV: 4.5%

  • Taste: Sessionable and drinkable with sweet malt notes. Hints of bread. Brewed with an estery yeast strain for a fruity aroma. Floral aroma from dry-hopping.

  • Brand: Sullivan’s Brewing Company

  • From: Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Style: Golden Ale

  • ABV: 5.2%

  • Taste: Sweet and bready citrus flavors from First Gold hops and caramel malt. Subtle flavors designed to be crushable.

Call the store for more information regarding the variety pack or stop in any day with questions!

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