4 TEXAS CRAFT BEERS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Let's be honest. Most St. Patrick's Day celebrations involve some shitty macro beer dyed green, plastic green mardi-gras beads, and some attention loving d-bag dressed like a leprechaun spewing horrible pick-up lines about his "lucky charms." All that being said, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate in your own way. Here are some recommendations of Texas craft beers to look for this weekend that give a nod to the Irish.

1. BRANCHLINE BREWING: PADDY O'POUNDER

The Paddy O'Punder is an Irish Red Ale clocking in at 5.9% ABV. "We brew this new favorite with UK Maris Otter malt, Special Roast malt, East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops, and English yeast for a floral, slightly toasty red ale."

The Paddy O'Punder is an Irish Red Ale clocking in at 5.9% ABV. "We brew this new favorite with UK Maris Otter malt, Special Roast malt, East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops, and English yeast for a floral, slightly toasty red ale."

2. CYCLERS BREWING: 55-11 IMPERIAL RED ALE

The 55-11 is an Imperial Red Ale with an ABV of 7.9%. "Murky, malty, almost plum like color, with a tan head. Little hop bite, but balances well. Hits your mouth with a decadently sweet toffee and toasted nut flavor and then scours it away with citrus and pine hop spiciness."

The 55-11 is an Imperial Red Ale with an ABV of 7.9%. "Murky, malty, almost plum like color, with a tan head. Little hop bite, but balances well. Hits your mouth with a decadently sweet toffee and toasted nut flavor and then scours it away with citrus and pine hop spiciness."

3. PETICOLAS BREWING: IRISH GOODBYE

Irish goodbye is an Irish Red Ale boasting a 6.5% ABV. "It is a beautiful copper red in color with low fruity-ester aroma accompanied by a rocky dense off white head. Candy like malt sweetness is enhanced by a subtle degree of roasted malt that brings a level of complexity to nice even keeled hop flavor and bitterness."

Irish goodbye is an Irish Red Ale boasting a 6.5% ABV. "It is a beautiful copper red in color with low fruity-ester aroma accompanied by a rocky dense off white head. Candy like malt sweetness is enhanced by a subtle degree of roasted malt that brings a level of complexity to nice even keeled hop flavor and bitterness."

4. SHANNON BREWING: CHOCOLATE STOUT

This Chocolate Stout clocks in at a smooth 5.7% ABV. "Our milk stout is brewed to have a deeper, almost black hue that surprises the drinker with its wonderful chocolate aroma, a slightly sweet first taste and a complex rewarding finish. Our fire-brewed process delicately caramelizes the sugars in the dark wort and accentuates the malty flavors in the roasted barley and chocolate malts. The addition of raw cocoa nibs during fermentation impart subtle chocolaty aromas that make this stout a year-round treat."

This Chocolate Stout clocks in at a smooth 5.7% ABV. "Our milk stout is brewed to have a deeper, almost black hue that surprises the drinker with its wonderful chocolate aroma, a slightly sweet first taste and a complex rewarding finish. Our fire-brewed process delicately caramelizes the sugars in the dark wort and accentuates the malty flavors in the roasted barley and chocolate malts. The addition of raw cocoa nibs during fermentation impart subtle chocolaty aromas that make this stout a year-round treat."

Catherine Contreras

San Antonio, TX,

Catherine Contreras is a proud San Antonio, Texas native with a passion for craft beer and inappropriate banter. She brings one new and hilarious podcast episode to over 3,000 listeners every week. Each episode highlights Texas craft beer and is filled with inappropriate and side splitting comedy. She is also a proud member of the BarbacoApparel family. A San Antonio based apparel company that caters to Texans and Texans at heart.