Irish Stout Beer Gifts for St. Patricks Day
A stout beer is typically a dark colored beer which is made with a deeply roasted barley to create the strong flavor and dark complexion. In some beer discussions the words stout and porter are used interchangeably and both refer to dark, strong brews. The Irish have a long tradition of stout beers and today's most commonly known renditon is the world famous Guinness Stout. Many people will cut or mix a stout beer with other kinds of brews to accomplish a variety of flavors for different tastes. Drink a good Irish stout a bit warm and you can imagine sitting in an Irish pub. A great gift for a stout beer lover would be a combination of several well known Irish stout brews including Guinness, Murphy's and Beamish.
St Patrick's Day Irish Red Beer Gifts
Irish red beers make an excellent gift and a good compliment to the stronger stouts. A more mild beer with lower alcohol levels the Irish red is brewed with a malted barley. The most famous Irish red is probably George Killians Irish Red which now is actually produced by American interests. When considering a gift for St Patricks day no beer gift would be comlpete without a sample of several Irish red beers such as Killians, and Murphy's. When considering a great St Patrick's Day beer gift for a true friend look into a beer of the month club which will focus on Irish beers.
Beer Glasses Mugs and Books as St Patricks Day Gifts
Maybe the best and longest lasting of all St Patricks Day beer gifts would be a great set of beer glasses, steins or mugs. Once a real beer drinker has a good set of glasses they will rarely drink straight from a bottle again. If your friend is a beer brewer themselves a good book on the history of beer or brewing techniques will be an excellent gift choice this Saint Patrick's Day.