Usually St. Patty’s Day celebrations are more of a college kid spectacle with festivities and libations starting early in the morning and continuing well into the night with pub-crawls and sparkly green outfits. Go big, go green, or go home!
And hey, if that’s still how you like to party, you do you. You’re a legend.
However, this year I was thinking that something a little more low key but still totally fun is in order. If you like good beer, good friends, and a good time... why not host a beer tasting? Whether you’re at the cottage or at home, what could be more awesome than spending a night clinking beer mugs with your closest pals and sampling some quality suds? A beer tasting will introduce you to different flavours and ingredients, and by the end of the night everyone will leave with a new favourite brewski they can’t wait to try again.
Variety is The Spice of Life
Did you know that failing to provide top notch food at your party is bad luck in Ireland? Okay I just made that up, but there’s probably some truth to it anyway. Every party I’ve been to where there’s been a shortage of munchies has made me feel severely unlucky. So, just sayin’. Crackers and seltzer water are recommended for palate cleansing at official beer tastings, but c’mon, we can do better than that. Bring on the nachos! So you’ve got beer flowing (3 oz samplers should be good), tasty treats, great company - what’s left?
So here’s to lasting friendships, four leaf clovers, and - even on the coldest cold days - grabbing a ‘cold one’. Cheers!