Beerded Ladies

water + hops + malt + yeast + blog

This website is devoted to craft beer reviews, sudsy events, brewery tourism, stunning beertography, bad puns, offbeat beer pairings, dispatches from behind the bar and general beverage snobbery where we can apply terms like "biscuity" and talk about hop profiles.

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Ugh... It's Saint Patrick's Day!

I don't need another excuse to drink, and you probably don't either.

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I'm not Irish (and you're probably not either.) So, St. Patrick's Day. Why?

Because you're going to anyways...

I want to drink on St. Patty's, but I don't want to be a St. Fatty. What should I drink?

You're in luck! TIME found 7 low carb beers for you to drink this St. Patrick's Day. 

"...we consulted the experts for the best way to satisfy your thirst at the bar for under 200 calories a glass. According to Chris Swersey, the technical brewing projects coordinator at the Brewers Association who monitors beer and health for the Association, stouts are a good option. You might think they're high in calories because they're dark and full-flavored. "But beers in this style actually tend to be relatively lower in alcohol and carbohydrates than other craft styles, and therefore lower in calories," he says. - TIME

Surprisingly, they named 21st Amendment Bitter American as one of the beers! High five for craft beer!

Green beer is SOOO fun!

You just HAVE to be fancy and impress your friends/patrons. Fine. Just, please use natural dyes because artificial dyes SUCK.

"...synthetic chemicals do absolutely nothing to improve the nutritional quality or safety of foods, but trigger behavior problems in children and, possibly, cancer in anybody." said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson." - FOOD SAFETY NEWS

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(I wish they would dye it red for easter.)

So, what beer pairs best with hating St. Patrick's Day?

I don't hate St. Patrick's Day. It's cute, and should maybe only be celebrated by children, like Halloween.  Hate or love, you want to celebrate the Irish, therefore, you should go for an Irish Stout. I hate to let my ladies down, but the best Irish Stout I've tasted is the classic Guinness Draught. BUT, I would love to try Three Floyd's Brewing Co.'s Barrel Aged Black Sun Stout.

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Tasting Notes from Beer Advocate: "Follows the nose with boozy bourbon up front, some dark chocolate, and a light marshmallow. Lots of roasted malts. Finish is boozy bourbon and caramel." 

Sound's amazing, and it's from a local Chicago Brewery that made a recent foray into the film industry

This is kinda my dream. Having a family brewery, using the proceeds to fund film projects. Next time I go home, I'll have to make a trip to Chicago...oh, whoops! Got distracted. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

-HK