3 Irish Beers to sip on during your Saint Patrick’s Day festivities 


Lauren Sabia, Editor-In-Chief

Saint Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, conveniently during Georgia Southern’s spring break. No matter if your plans are to head to Savannah decked out in green, or celebrate in your living room, drinking one of Ireland’s greatest gifts to us is a must.

So grab a pint, raise your glass and “cheers” with these favorite beers from the Emerald Isle (21+). 


Guinness is probably what comes to mind when you think of Irish beer, and rightfully so as it is a best seller. This dark ruby beverage is of the stout variety, and dates back to 1759. Stout beers are a type of ale that is dark, heavy and a bit roasty tasting. This brand can be found at most convenience stores in Statesboro, with Guinness Draught having a ​​4.2% ABV.

Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale

If stout is not your preference, try Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale. This is the most consumed ale in Ireland that is red in color and has a dryer finish. It has a 4.5% ABV, with balanced flavors of malt and bitterness. The closest location to get ahold of this beer is Savannah, at places like All American Liquor, LLC. 

Harp Lager

Harp Lager is a perfect drink for the warm weather that was actually created by Guinness. It tastes lighter compared to a dry stout or red ale. Lagers are light in color, and a very carbonated type of beer that is fermented for longer. It can be purchased at Walmart Supercenter and has a 4.5% ABV.