St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to sample some seriously awesome brews. Jason Alvey, owner at the Four Firkins, suggests four Irish or Irish-inspired beverages to transport you to the Emerald Isle:
O’Hara’s Irish Stout. This classic stout from Carlow, Ireland is dry with hints of chocolate and coffee. $8.99 for a 4-pack.
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. This roasty malt hails from Dublin. It’s robust and boasts hints of dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate. $10.49 for a 4-pack.
Boulevard Irish Ale. From Kansas City, Mo., this Irish-style red ale has moderate hop character, making for a toasty, caramelized malt. $8.79 for a 4-pack (seasonal).
J.K.’s Scrumpy Hard Cider. From Flushing, Mich., this hard cider has modest touches of sweetness and full apple flavor. $5.99 for a 22-ounce bottle.
The Four Firkins
5630 W. 36th St.