Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Irish Beer & Food Pairings
While you prepare a spread of St. Patrick’s Day food to celebrate this year’s holiday, don’t forget to grab the beer! Irish food like corned beef and cabbage are traditional to make. But there are so many other delicious foods to enjoy alongside Irish beer while you toast to Saint Patrick on March 17. To maximize your eating experience, try pairing Irish beer with complementary foods to match!
St. Patrick’s Day Food
Families that like to cook St. Patrick’s Day food are bound to lean toward traditional Irish dishes. Some examples of this type of cuisine include the classic corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, or Dublin Coddle (sausage and potato stew). In general, you can’t go wrong with some combination of meat and potatoes! And this type of savory St. Patrick’s Day food is no doubt delicious when paired with a rich Irish beer. Stout brews like the classic Irish Guinness are often associated with Ireland and the nearby United Kingdom— These stouts go hand-in-hand with hearty Irish dishes that are traditionally made for St. Patrick’s Day.
Beer and Food Pairings
This year for St. Patrick’s Day, try enjoying the taste of Ireland with likewise beer and food pairings! Brews produced in Ireland tend to be roasted, dark beers like stouts. But like many other regions, Irish beer can also be light and hoppy or experimental in general. Depending on the type of Irish beer you end up with, you might want to pair a light beer with lighter foods like fish or pasta. Meanwhile, classic dark stouts go well with rich, hearty foods like root vegetables and roasts. While you’re at it, avoid overly strong flavors on both ends. Or, complement lighter flavors of beer with more robust seasonings that are extra spicy, salty, or even sweet. This helps counter any bitterness in the beer, too.
And of course, Tacoma Boys has everything you need to make these beer and food pairings perfect! Regardless of the type of food pairings you’re planning on, you can find a variety of different seasonings and ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, and seafood at your local Tacoma Boys.
Irish Beer at Tacoma Boys
Thanks to Tacoma Boys vast selection of domestic and imported beer, there’s a delicious brew for everyone to enjoy! Especially for St. Patrick’s Day, you can find a handful of Irish beers to enjoy with your meal. But we also have even more other European beers too, such as dozens of types of Belgian brews. When looking for Irish beer at Tacoma Boys, you might reach for one of these to pair with your meal:
- Guinness Draught Stout
- Smithwick’s Red Ale
- Harp Lager
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
This year to celebrate, get creative in the kitchen with new St. Patrick’s Day recipes! There is always a mouthwatering selection of meat like chuck roast and various sausages at Tacoma Boys. Plus a variety of seasonings and pantry staples, these ingredients are convenient to start your St. Patrick’s Day recipes. You could make classics like bangers and mash, Rueben sandwiches, or shepherd’s pie. If you want to experiment with something different this year, try one of these St. Patrick’s Day recipes:
- Classic Irish Beef Stew by Damn Delicious: This traditional stew can be customized with your choice of root vegetables and seasonings.
- Irish Soda Bread by Sally’s Baking Addiction.
- Bubble and Squeak by Kitchen Sanctuary: These cabbage and potato cakes are a great example of a vegetarian St. Patrick’s Day recipe.
- Boxty Irish Potato Pancakes by Christina’s Cucina.
- Tacoma Boys’ Irish Beer Cheese Dip: A classic cheese dip is extra bold thanks to dark beer and spicy brown mustard!
Green Charcuterie Board
Get the kids involved with St. Patrick’s Day recipes with themed snacks like an all-green charcuterie board! Here at Tacoma Boys, you can easily grab a variety of foods and ingredients for snack boards and charcuterie. Go all out for St. Patricks’ Day with green colored foods like Wonderful Pistachios, Tacoma Boys Bread and Butter Pickles, Crescent Meats Jalapeno Cheddar Sticks, Gimme Organic Seaweed Snacks, Harvest Snaps Baked Snapeas, and any other green goods you can get your hands on!
Or, make whatever dish sounds good to the family and make it green. Grab a package of Al Dente Spinach Farfalletti and toss the cooked pasta with Rao’s Pesto Basil Pasta Sauce. Or, add a teaspoon of Republic of Tea Matcha Powder to pancakes, like Tacoma Boys’ recipe for the Best Buttermilk Pancakes! For more ideas on fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes to make for your family or a crowd, check out this list by the Girl on Bloor. And to stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!