Ireland is a small island off the coast of a larger island but its business of breweries is big. Irish beers have the range from rich, strong, and full bodied for sipping to light and crisp, it is perfect for thirst quenching and as a companion of spicy foods.
Line up the following selections of top 3 beers brewed in Ireland and have a tasting:
It is purely a myth that dark beers are higher in alcohol content and calories. The reality is that the roasted barley which is found in Guinness and other beers only enriches the taste. Weighing in at 4.2 percent ABV, 126 calories and only 9.9 grams of carbohydrates per 12-ounce serving, but the draught served on draft in the United States is actually a light beer. Though, because of its rich chocolate and coffee flavors and velvety head, it has a hearty feel that most low calorie options lack. Moreover, Guinness Draught’s widget equipped cans are pressurized with nitrogen, which produces little bubbles as compared to carbon dioxide, giving the beer a distinctive, creamy mouth feel.
Guinness Black Lager
Black lager is not a light version of the brand’s famous beer, but a whole different beer. And, it still retains some of the beer's roasted barley ingredient, which gives the lager a dark color and fuller flavor. At just 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, Lager works great as a session beer and adds welcome diversity to the Irish brewery's beer a heavy line-up.
Not everyone wants a beer to taste like a milkshake, right? Fortunately for them, there's hope that is Harp. This crisp summery lager, which comes from a country better known for its beers, has a bitter beginning that quickly turns to clean and refreshing.