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.

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via Firestone Walker on Instagram

File this one under “Damn Near Perfect”.  That’s the only way I know how to describe this smooth, oatmeal stout.

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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.

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via North Coast Brewing on Instagram

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.

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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!