Mar 1 2010

Irish eyes will be smiling all March long with the arrival of McMenamins Irish Stout. Irish StoutThis is our Saint Patrick's Day Seasonal and will pour exclusively on our ‘Nitro' taps the entire month of March. McMenamins Irish Stout is our interpretation of the internationally renowned beer style that originated in Ireland and was popularized by legendary brewing institutions, such as Guinness, Murphy's and Beamish. Historically speaking, the style emerged early in the 19th century from attempts by Irish brewers to capitalize on the success of London porters. To cut costs, unmalted (and therefore, untaxed at the time) roasted barley was used, which imparted a unique and distinctively different coffee-like bitterness to the flavor and aroma of the ale. Thus, a new beer style was born.

McMenamins Irish Stout is made as traditionally as possible with our own little twist. It is a very dark, ebony-colored stout with a thick, creamy and long-lasting head. The flavor is a fantastic fusion of coffee- like roasted barley bitterness and semi-sweet chocolate. A moderate hop bitterness balances pleasingly with this hearty backbone, while tiny nitrogen bubbles enhance the sensation on your taste buds with a smooth, silky creaminess. One sip will have your head in the Emerald Isle clouds. A touch of the Irish, the blessings of St. Patrick and a pint of McMenamins Irish Stout to you!

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you bright
Happy hours that stay with you all the year long
--Irish toast

Ingredients: Great Western Pale Malt, Grain Millers Flaked Barley, Hugh Baird Chocolate Malt, Hugh Baird Brown Malt and Hugh Baird Roast Malt. Chinook and Yakima Goldings provide hop bitterness and flavor.

Alcohol: 4.90% by volume


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#1 Blackbirrd

Calling all Irish and those who will be Irish for a day this month. Post a limerick (that's an Irish rhyme) or an Irish blessing and leave a trail that will lead us to St. Paddy's Day on March 17. Remember the guidelines, nothing foul nor profane, let's have a good time honoring the second best holiday of the year (after Christmas), or is March 17 the BEST?

Here's my contribution:
Like the bold of the sun,
Like the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish
Shine bright on your way.
Like the glow of a star
And the lilt of a song
May these be your joys
All your life long.

#2 Sue S

This Irish Stout is amazing. Very balanced and smooth. I like mine with a glass of Bailey' sip Bailey's and one gulp Irish Stout..YUMMY!!

#3 Chris

Oh my this was some good stuff. Wish they could send a tap directly to my house.

#4 Will

Dark as night,
Black as sin,
In a glass, ye pour me pint in.
May ye be well on your travels,
And don't court no danger,
Another Irish Stout, for this poor stranger!

*ear shattering applause*

Thank you ...thank you...

#5 Woo

There once be a lad from Nantucket...

#6 James B. Gorry

You McMenamin men , look like very interesting doods indeed ! it looks like you have an extrodinary set up over there and maybe some night I'll fly over in a dream and sample the brew from your Magic Taps.Met someone from Sweethome OR. on my ramblings in The States, many moons ago.You should have been over here in my county OFFALY-(Moneygall), to watch The President devour, (With great Pleasure),a pint of the Blackest Black, only possibbly sourced in our "Middle Earth " Rich Mysterious Boglands, of Central IRELAND - How far back does your connection with "The Old Sod" go ????---Jimmy B.Gorry (From my home in Tullamore Dew in the Irish Mist !)

#7 Scott Alexander

It's great that Irish Stout will be launched again. I am looking forward to this.

#8 collin pierre

"If you know what I know, what I know, You will want to know, Mc Menamins Black Irish stout will make you shout," I"ll have me one to go." that"s my St,Paddys Day ryhme for March 17/2014. by collin pierre. I will be visiting onOctober5 / 2013 at 2 pm, hope to meet you.