Happy St. Paddy's Day. A few beer centric thoughts for the day. Honoring the tradition of Bennigan's, its replacement, The Tilted Kilt, on Ambassador Caffery, has the tent, the band and the green beer. Seems to me The Tilted Kilt should be serving a Scottish Oatmeal Stout, but surely the Scots err on the side of being PC when it comes to Éirinn go brách. There is a special St. Patrick's Day menu at the Tilted Kilt, including Guinness Irish Stew and Corned Beef and Cabbage.
If it's real Irish you're looking for, try the taps at Jefferson Street Pub and the Tap Room in River Ranch. Guinness, a dark barley beer from Dublin, and Harp, a pale lager first brewed in Dundalk, Ireland are on tap at these two bars.
Where's the real craic? Pamplona manager Brendan Akres, Irish to the core, has a special at his bar tonight, an Irish Car Bomb. Fill a shot glass half and half with Jamison's Irish Wiskey and Bailey's Irish cream. Drop it into a pint of Guinness. Shoot the moon. "Tastes like chocolate milk," says Akres. Um hum.