A huge part of Irish tradition, the delicious stouts, ales and lagers of Ireland have become staple items at most St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the world. With flavorful beers from brands like Harp, Murphy's, Guinness, there's a notable Irish brew for all types of beer lovers . Whether you're heading to an Irish Pub or hosting your own party, here are 10 of the best Irish beers to enjoy for St. Patrick's Day!


Light and sweet in flavor compared to the rest, Murphy's Irish Stout has become increasingly more popular especially in the US.

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Joining fruits such as bananas, peaches and plums with traditional hops, this golden wheat ale is smooth and thirst-quenching. Although not the common irish stout, this tasty brew is perfect for those who prefer a lighter, easy-drinking option.

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Often referred to as "Smitticks", Smithwick’s captures a unique flavor that combines its hops with sweet armoatic fruits and deep malt, coffee and roasted barley notes.

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Truly unique, Porterhouse's Oyster Stout is a Dublin favorite dark and aromatic beer with interesting blends of flavorful grains, hops and fresh oysters.

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This full-bodied, smooth and dry Irish stout combines the rich flavor of smooth coffee with traditional hops and tasty notes of licorice.

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The fully rounded, malted flavor of Beamish Irish Stout is created using original Beamish yeast dating back to 1792 to capture the traditional taste of stout from Ireland.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

With a base flavor similar to Smithwick's, the distinct smooth and creamy finish of Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale gives it its own unique and delicious blend.

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Harp Lager

Light in color and refreshing in flavor, this highly-favored European-style lager is unlike the rest as it boasts a smooth and sharp finish.

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Originally dating back to 1856, this naturally red, hoppy Irish beer is crisp and dry with flavorful notes of fruit and caramel.

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With deep, dark and satisfying flavors and distinctly smooth aromas, the three varieties of Guinness brews are undoubtedly among the most popular Irish beers, especially in the US.

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What is your favorite Irish beer? Share your answers below in the comments!