Sip, Sip, Sláinte

As we raise a glass to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we toast to the health of you and your family, Sláinte!

Speaking of cheers, why is it that we drink on St. Patrick’s Day? Well, the tradition began as a feast day held to honor the memory of St. Patrick and Christians were allowed to put aside their Lenten restrictions on food and alcohol. Eventually it evolved into a much bigger celebration including not only St. Patrick, but also Irish culture.

So, this year, get your feast on at these local breweries, they may not have green beer, but you won’t mind once you taste their amazing brews!

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TAVERN ON THE MERRIMACK. Walk across the street for great drinks and delicious dishes while you listen to DJ RyanO'Mcalary playing traditional and new Irish favorites and requests. Plus, check out a special appearance by the Clan MacPherson bag pipe and drum ensemble. It starts at 2PM and goes all day—and night—long! 


RIVERWALK BREWING COMPANY. Head over to Newburyport to this craft brewery where they will be making a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner as they debut their first Nitro Brew, In Honor. This deeply complex stout will be an extremely limited batch and only available for St. Patrick's Day. Check it out 12PM-8PM this Sunday.


OAK AND IRON. Stop by Andover’s taproom for pours and flights of their 10 classic brews. These New England-inspired artisanal batches pair well with their signature snacks, like poutine and a charcuterie board. Drop by 1PM-6PM on Sunday for a cup of cheer and take a growler home of your favorite varietal.

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603 BREWERY. Right over the New Hampshire border in Londonderry, this brewery invites you to dress in your best St. Patty’s day gear to celebrate the big day. Enjoy live music and food specials, play games and Irish trivia to win prizes and sample 10 beers and cider on tap. It’s all happening 12PM-5PM on the 17th!