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Published on March 14th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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3 Non-Irish Beers To Check Out For St. Patrick’s Day 2019

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, Guinness isn’t the only beer you should be drinking to celebrate. If you are looking to switch up your beer rotation to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland, below are three easy-drinking beers that you may want to consider this weekend.

Sapporo Premium Black

Sapporo’s first foray into dark beer gives even Guinness a run for its money. The bold, flavorful beer is crafted with roasted dark malts and a refined hop bitterness that is complemented by a sweet, round fullness and distinct coffee and chocolate flavors. Dark beers always come with a false assumption that the beer is heavy, while the latest from the Japanese brewing legend is only 5 percent ABV.

Anchor Brewing Co.’s Anchor Steam Beer

Steeped in history and a deep respect for tradition, Anchor’s flagship Steam Beer makes for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day pairing. Anchor takes a unique approach to brewing with a blend of pale and caramel malts, fermentation with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in shallow open-air fermenters, and gentle carbonation in their cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening. Fun fact: “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice.

Enter Night Pilsner

Metallica and Arrogant Consortia — a Stone Brewing imprint — recently announced Enter Night Pilsner; it launched in the States earlier this year and will go international this spring. Enter Night Pilsner has been described as “a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define both Metallica and the Escondido-based Stone Brewing: fiercely-independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.” That said, Stone’s leadership and the members of Metallica worked together every step of the way to make Enter Night Pilsner a reality.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He is a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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