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St. Patty’s Day Beer (Spoiler Alert: This could get ugly)

17 Mar

St. Patty’s Day Beers

by Blogger Brian

Happy St. Patty’s day!  I figured I should step up my blogging game and talk about some beer for the big day tomorrow.  Most people will probably want to drink Irish beers in celebration of their .0001% Irish heritage so I’m going to break down my top 4 picks.

1.  Guinness Draught – This one’s a no-brainer.  Imported straight from Ireland this beer 4.2% ABV.  This may surprise you given its full body and rich flavor but what’s even more surprising is that each 12oz bottle only contains 125 calories!!  

2.  Harp Lager – This is a light colored beer standard imported from Ireland.  Mix one of these guys 50:50 with a Guinness for a St. Patty’s day tradition, the black and tan.  At 142 calories and 4.5% ABV its comparable to a Guinness in terms of bang for your buck.  

3.  Smithwick’s  Irish Ale –  Brewed by Guinness, Smithwick’s is touted as Ireland’s number one ale.  At 5% ABV and about 150 calories, Smithwick’s is another great choice for your St. Patty’s Day festivities.

4.  Killian’s Irish Red – While this is a domestic beer (brewed by Coors/Miller), it is still a popular St. Patty’s Day beer.  While not one of my favorite choices, Killian’s gets the job done at 5% ABV and 162 calories.

 BONUS ROUND!

Irish Car Bombs – These are my St. Patrick’s Day favorite!  Coincidently, it is also the worst for you (go figure).  I’ll break down the car bomb by its components:
Jameson Whiskey – 69 calories/oz
Bailey’s Irish Cream – 117 calories/oz
6oz of Guinness – 68 calories
Total – 254 calories!

Wow, that’s rough.  Good thing spring break is over because I’m not going to be able to stay away from car bombs on St. Patty’s.  Anyways, that’s all for now. IT’S DRINKING TIME!!!

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