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For St. Patty's: A new Irish stout, plus green beer

Do you prefer a more authentic St. Patty’s Day?

Do you dress up in tweed, drink traditional stouts and sing “Danny Boy” with your melancholy mates?

Or, are you more inclined to wear the plastic top hat you bought at Party City, guzzling green beer while telling everyone to “kiss me, I’m Irish!”?

Good news!

Guardian Brewery has you covered either way, with a St. Patty’s Day party that offers something for everyone. The day-long festivities takes place on Saturday, March 16, the day before the actual St. Patty’s Day.

An uncommon Irish stout

The main event is the release of Guardian’s new Rosscommoner Irish Stout. The beer is as authentic an Irish Stout as you can get this side of the Atlantic, according to head brewer Sean Fickle.

Of course, the most famous and perhaps standard Irish stout is Guinness. Rosscommoner will be similar to Guinness. But here’s the kick: It will be more similar to the Guinness you get at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, not to the Guinness you get at the local liquor store.

“The one they export is different from the one they drink in Ireland,” Sean said. “The Guinness in Ireland is more of a session beer. It’s a beer you can drink really easily. Our beer is more along the lines of what they would serve over there.”

Rosscommoner will be flowing from two taps. One is standard. The second will feature a “Randall” packed with chocolate chips and mint for added flavor.

The Rosscommoner is named after County Rosscommon, where Sean's grandmother was born.

Affordable green beer, food and more

And, if stouts aren’t your thing, there will be plenty of other beers on tap, including green beer at an amazing price.  

The green beer is the Guardian’s 765 Premium American Lager. Just $2 a pint!

This is undoubtedly the best green beer around. Everyone else will be serving you cheap domestics.

The party will feature food and entertainment, too.

Sea Salt & Cinnamon bakery will be onsite from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Speedy Dogs & More will be onsite at 6 to 10 p.m. The Bashville Boys bluegrass band will take the music stage from 8 to 11 p.m.

So, put on your tweed cap, or your plastic top hat, or whatever, and get to Guardian on March 16!

To see what else is going on at your favorite taproom, visit our events page.

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