A few other stouts that you may want to give a try in place of Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day.
When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of Stout. I don’t need green in my beer and really prefer not to mix my beers to be Black & Tan or any variation of the concoction. I also think there are a lot of other Stouts out there that people might want to try to replace Guinness on this beer holiday. Here are a few of my recommendations. You can find these at Warehouse Beverage as well as many other local beer stores. These are the more widely available variety and not the Dark Lord, Bourbon County or KBS’s of the world. By the way, KBS should be hitting local stores today. Pick up a 4-pack if you can. It will all be gone tomorrow.
Hoppin Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
Brewed here in Northeast Ohio, Akron’s own Hoppin’ Frog brews up a great Imperial Stout.
Green Flash Double Stout
Four packs of this delicious double stout can be purchased locally.
One of the best new-to-me beers that I have tried this year. Great Imperial Oak-aged Stout.
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout
Another of NEO’s good breweries, this may be one of Thirsty Dog’s best brews.
Porterhouse Oyster Stout
Yes, it is brewed with oysters. Before you say a word, try it. They also have an XXXX stout called Wrasslers which is a great dry Stout.
Dark Horse Brewing Co. One Oatmeal Stout
The first in their great stout series of One, Too, Trés, Fore. Plead the 5th is the best, but this year’s is not out yet.
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout
Love this beer. It was great on tap at Melt earlier this year.
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout
Another gem of a beer from Bell’s. Sweet Stout.
Bison Chocolate Stout
Organic or “green” beer for a green holiday.
Goose Island Night Stalker Imperial Stout
If you like a little hop in your Stout, this one is for you.
AleSmith Speedway Stout
AleSmith has some truly great beers, if you have not tried them, get one soon.