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Tag Archives: Saint Patrick’s Day

• Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

It’s funny — Google “St. Patrick’s Day” and “green beer” and just like that, links to dozens of recipes, videos too, appear. Search instead for the origin of this now-prolific holiday tradition and the applicant pool narrows significantly. And even then, a glance at some of the most promising headlines leave you empty-handed, more often than not, […]

• Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

Your brain on booze asks, “What Is alcohol tolerance?”

… St. Patrick’s Day undeniably owns one of the top spots on any list of the drunkest holidays — and tolerance (or lack there of) may never be so publicly on display. So why can some people handle their liquor better than others? First, it’s important to define what, exactly, tolerance is. There are two […]

• Heineken Joins Sam Adams, Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Heineken Joins Sam Adams, Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – Two major beer manufacturers on Friday dropped sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City and Boston to protest bans on gays marching openly. Sam Adams pulled out of Boston’s parade, which takes place on Sunday, and Heineken yanked its support of the New York City parade, […]

• Top 10 Irish Whiskey Picks for St. Patrick’s Day

Top 10 Irish Whiskey Picks for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s no denying the immense popularity of Irish Whiskey, a spirit that has a lot of flavor but manages to be light and affable. Irish Whiskey mixes well (especially with ginger ale) but is also quite easy to enjoy all on its own. Over the past few years, we at Drink Spirits have done extensive […]

• Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In the wake of a storm of publicity over the past day, Boston Beer Company – which manufactures Sam Adams – has decided not to participate in the upcoming South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Yesterday South End restaurant Club Cafe announced that it would no longer serve Sam Adams due to the brewer’s association […]

• ‘Irish Car Bomb’ cocktail banner banned at UK site of two bombings. Duh.

‘Irish Car Bomb’ cocktail banner banned at UK site of two bombings. Duh.

A banner advertising “Irish Car Bomb” cocktails at a pub near the sites of two 1970s bombings in Bristol has been censored. The Brass Pig pub put up the banner to promote its St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Local author and journalist Maurice Fells, who covered both attacks as a journalist, said it was “unbelievable” considering […]

• 5 Ways to Use Leftover Beer. Who Has Leftover Beer?

5 Ways to Use Leftover Beer. Who Has Leftover Beer?

St. Patrick’s Day has passed, and you have a ton of beer left over. There is no way you are going to drink it all, so what do you do with it? There are lots of great — and unexpected — ways to use up the leftovers. Here are five of them: Great for the […]

• Spirits outsell beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Spirits outsell beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Research shows that spirits such as Irish whiskey have become more popular on the traditionally beer-driven holiday. While beer may seem like the go-to alcoholic beverage for the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, spirits account for a greater percentage of sales during the holiday. When comparing overall alcohol sales in the first quarter of […]

• Beer sales go bust this St. Patrick’s Day

Beer sales go bust this St. Patrick’s Day

A 4% drop in pint orders and higher prices may signal worse luck ahead for brewers, which rely on March to start a seasonal upswing. The day after Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities was one of the few times that America woke up from a hangover and discovered it drank less than it remembered. In […]

• 4 Must Have Irish Cocktails To Take You Through St. Paddy’s Day

4 Must Have Irish Cocktails To Take You Through St. Paddy’s Day

While every Irishman loves a good pint, there are several staples of the Irish liquid diet that need to be enjoyed for any St. Patrick’s Day to be celebrated appropriately.  Below are the most important adult Irish beverages (are there other kinds of Irish beverages?) that must be consumed this Sunday.  Day 2 of our […]

• How Beer Saved The World

How Beer Saved The World

When it comes to adult beverages, beer has been a solid fan favorite for centuries. Trendy drinks may come and go, but beer has stuck it out through much of human history. No matter what your brew of choice may be, whether you sip from a can or treat yourself from a tap, chances are […]

• Lady Gaga and Rihanna like Jameson. Call it the luck of the Irish

Lady Gaga and Rihanna like Jameson. Call it the luck of the Irish

Pop music has been good to beverage alcohol. Cognac, champagne and even trendy moscato wine almost deserve to be invoiced for their myriad plugs in rap lyrics. Now it’s Irish whiskey’s turn. The light-bodied brown spirit has the cheerful disposition of a St. Paddy’s Day reveller on the move from pub to club. Usually unencumbered […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at the Langham Hotel

“a woman walks into a bar…” at the Langham Hotel

Think green. It’s St. Paddy’s Day. Dare I wade into the shark’s pool of drunken leprechauns at my local bar? Put myself at the epicenter of crazy faux-Irish hoopla? Why not. You only live once, apparently, and if I don’t go today, I’ll have to wait another whole empty year without green beer. I waver, […]

• Fastest Growing US Spirit? Hint: You’re Probably Holding One

Fastest Growing US Spirit? Hint: You’re Probably Holding One

As some St. Patrick’s Day revelers take their first sip of Irish whiskey to celebrate the holiday, they might be find themselves becoming part of a growing group of people imbibing the spirit, which has seen phenomenal sales growth in recent years. “Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Tom Pirko, president […]

• American Distilling Institute Deadline for Spirits Judging Fri, Mar 18

American Distilling Institute Deadline for Spirits Judging Fri, Mar 18

Application deadline for judging Friday, March 18. To enter whiskey, brandy, eaux de vie, grappa and fruit infusions, visit www.distilling.com now. All spirits must be received in Portland by Friday, March 25th. Address: Beth Gilden Rogue Forum 1001 SE 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 (Must be addressed to Beth!) Watch the YouTube video