What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a black-and-tan—the gravity-defying pub classic featuring rich stout layered over a pale ale? Serve your own at home with the help of this cute gadget, which hooks on to a pint glass and makes pouring these crowd-pleasers a cinch.
A homegrown novelty from Philadelphia―a city that knows how to put on a serious St. Patrick’s Day party―these adorable spud lookalikes are actually addictive marshmallow-like coconut candies coated in cinnamon. You won’t be able to eat just one.
Half mustard, half Killian’s Irish Red, this lager-loaded topper has delicious notes of caramel and molasses. Slather it on corned beef, bratwursts, and soft pretzels.
To buy: $10 for two 9-ounce bottles, at select supermarkets and at plochmans.com.
11 of 12Carlow Brewing Company
O’Hara’s Irish Red
This full-bodied amber ale from Carlow Brewing Company, a small independent brewery in Ireland’s Barrow Valley, is slightly sweet with enticing hints of caramel and honey. Serve it with Ale-Braised Corned Beef, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots, then raise a pint and say sláinte (slawn-che)―a Gaelic toast to good health.
To buy: $8 for four 12-ounce bottles, at supermarkets.
12 of 12 Tuxford & Tebbutt
Tuxford Genuine Irish Mature Cheddar
This medium-bodied cheddar has a subtle nutty flavor and a rich, creamy texture that melts in your mouth. It tastes great solo, in a sandwich, with fruit, or in this Cheddar and Beer Soup.