Before your order a Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day, consider an alternative stout. Don’t get me wrong; Guinness is a classic choice, but if you’re looking for a beer with a bit more bite, more spice, more…character, give one of these a try…
Bootlegger’s Black Phoenix Chipotle Coffee Stout. The name says it all: spicy chipotle and rich coffee flavors elevate this dark beer without being too overwhelming.
File this one under “Damn Near Perfect”. That’s the only way I know how to describe this smooth, oatmeal stout.
Served on cask, which means it’s a little warmer and slightly less carbonated, this brown ale is smooth and easy to drink with an interesting, nuanced finish.
With a motley of dark and intense flavors, this stout will put hair on your chest, which is why–as I woman–I only enjoy it in very small quantities.
And last but not least, a beer from my home state of New Mexico, Santa Fe Brewing‘s Java Stout. This one will help you stay awake into the wee hours.
Wishing you a happy & safe St. Patrick’s Day filled with yummy stouts! Cheers!