8 Authentic Beer Concoctions For a Properly Appropriated St. Patty’s Day

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We don’t have to tell you, but St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to enjoy a beer (or five). Sure, there’s room for Irish whiskey and you should definitely eat your weight in corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash, but beer is the real star of the day. We’re talking Irish stouts, lagers, Irish reds, and all manner of green-dyed beer.

And, while drinking pint after pint of plain old beer is great, St. Patrick’s Day is also a great holiday to enjoy a well-made beer cocktail. While there are many beer-based cocktails that feel like they require a master’s degree in mixology, there are myriad that are surprisingly easy to whip up on a moments notice. Keep reading to see some of our favorites. Some are Irish-themed and others are just all around delicious.