Actually, Yes, Guinness Stout Is the Beer You Should Drink on St. Patrick’s Day

March 1, 2016 | By | Comments (3)

Already planning your St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza? The green-hued holiday is just over two weeks away, so it’s time you start putting together your menu of Corned Beef and Cabbage, Brown Soda Bread, and, of course, BEER!

If you’re watching your calories but still wanting to enjoy the festive day, you might think it’s proper for you to avoid the famed Irish Guinness, but we’re here to share some good news. You’re wrong! Guinness, in fact, is just the brew your St. Patrick’s Day celebration needs. Get the skinny on Guinness Stout below.


It may drink like a meal, but Guinness has only 15 more calories than Bud Light, and just 10 grams of carbs.

That velvety mouthfeel and pillowy foam head come from nitrogen rather than CO2, giving it uniquely smooth effervescence.

Savvy barkeeps know to pour Guinness in two “shifts,” so the foam can settle. The ideal pour is said to take 119.5 seconds.

Guinness is only 4.2% alcohol by volume, which helps with decision-making on Shamrock Day—like, is it time for another round?

More St. Patrick’s Day Feast Ideas:


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    March 17, 2016 at 9:00 am
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