Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day might feel a little different this year, but don’t worry, we will march again! In the meantime, who’s to say we can’t still raise a pint today and cheers to the Irish from our own home? If you plan to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at home and are looking for ways to get creative and have fun with it, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you into the Irish spirit:

SIGNATURE GUINNESS DRINKSWe all know the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is with a pint of Guinness…but this year, we’re looking to get a little more creative with our pour. We’ve listed some of the top combinations for you to try and the only thing better than how some of these combos taste, is the way they look when they blend together!

BLACK AND BLUE: Guinness + Blue Moon

BLACKSMITH: Guinness + Smithwick’s

BLACK CASTLE: Guinness + Newcastle

BLACK VELVET: Guinness + Strongbow Cider

SNAKEBITE: Guinness + Angry Orchard Hard Cider

BLACK BEAUTY: Guinness + St. Pauli Girl

BLACK MAGIC: Guinness + Magic Hat #9

BLACK BEAST: Guinness + Milwaukee’s Best

GUINNESS SHANDY: Guinness + Ginger Ale

CELTIC THREESOME: Guinness + Smithwick’s + Harp

THE PATRIOT: Guinness + Sam Adams

FOOD & DRINK GUINNESS PAIRINGS:

Guinness has released a list of signature recipes to cook up in the kitchen this year that pair perfectly with a pint of Guinness to wash it all down and we can hardly wait for dinner time!

Fig & Pomegranate Salad

Curried Cauliflower Gratin

Baked Cranberry Cheddar

Kale Salad

Applewood Smoked Bacon Sandwich

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ham & Cheddar Cheese Croquettes

Red Snapper Sesame Noodle Salad

Steak & Cheddar Pie

RECIPES THAT CALL FOR GUINNESS:

When pairing food with Guinness just isn’t enough this St. Patrick’s Day…we’re challenging you to take it one step further and cook up an Irish meal that requires a key ingredient and yup…you guessed it….it’s GUINNESS.

Cranberry Walnut Irish Soda Bread Muffins with Maple Butter

Dublin Coddle Sausage Rolls

Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs

Guinness Soda Bread

Irish Mashed Potato Croquettes with Guinness Draught Cheese Sauce

Beef and Guinness Stew

Guinness Apple Oat Irish Crumble 

SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND ORDER OUT!

Let’s show our support to those who make St. Patrick’s Day one of the best celebrations each year; our local bars and restaurants. If making drinks and cooking isn’t your calling, why not let the professionals do it for you? Order your DRINKS (that’s right, you can order your Guinness or other alcoholic beverages to go) and FOOD from a favorite local restaurant this year so that you can continue celebrating the Irish, all while supporting local businesses in a time of need. See participating locations below who are offering delivery and/or curbside pick-up options and place your order now:

Swifty’s, Albany

Brickyard Tavern, Ballston Spa

The Factory, Ballston Spa

Powers Pub, Clifton Park

Bullpen Tavern, Glens Falls

Innovo Kitchen, Latham

Philly Bar & Lounge, Latham

Olde Log Inn, Lake George

The Garrison, Lake George

Costanzo’s, Mechanicville

The End Zone, Mechanicville

O’Tooles, Queensbury

The Local, Saratoga

City Squire, Schenectady

Hunters on Jay, Schenectady

Katie O’Byrnes, Schenectady

Manhattan Exchange, Schenectady

McAddy’s, Troy

Park Pub, Troy

Whatever you choose, we hope you find a way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year with good food, great beer, and the best company. Slainté!