These Greater Cincinnati Breweries are Celebrating Saint Patrick's Day with Green Beer and Kegs and Eggs

There are parties starting as early as 7 a.m. on March 17 and even some pre-parties for people and their pups

click to enlarge This is not green beer, nor is it kegs or eggs, but it is Braxton's VIVE hard seltzer is a green can - PHOTO: BRAXTON BREWING CO.
Photo: Braxton Brewing Co.
This is not green beer, nor is it kegs or eggs, but it is Braxton's VIVE hard seltzer is a green can

Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17, but Braxton gets ahead of the holiday in throwing a Saint “Practice” Day on March 14. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with VIVE-mosas and green Storm Golden Cream Ale. Parlor on Seventh will serve an Irish breakfast, and VIVE hard seltzer launches its green-hued packaged Saint Patrick’s Day limited-edition variety pack (basically mango flavored VIVE in green cans). 

Also on March 14, Humble Monk Brewing celebrates an early Saint Paddy’s Day. At 10 a.m., the brewery will host a keg blessing followed by bagpipers and Irish dancers. Watson’s catering will provide food for lunch and dinner. Come back at night — or just stay all day — for more bagpipers and a live set from Kevin Donohue.

Saint Patrick’s Day is not only fun for humans but also for dogs. On March 15, bring your pup to Sonder Brewing for St. Puptrick’s Day. They will have Tail Ale dog-friendly beer on hand and a Pup Chug contest. Proceeds benefit Animal Friends Humane Society. 

On the same day, Christian Moerlein hosts its seventh annual Pints & Pitties party. Adore-A-Bull Rescue sponsors carnival games and raffles, and Moerlein will donate $1 from each pint sold to the animal rescue. 

Even though Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, it’s not stopping breweries from opening super early. Streetside starts its celebration at 8 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat Irish breakfast buffet from Street Chef Brigade. For $10, stuff your face with bacon rashers, pork sausages, scrambled eggs and soda bread. If you’re more of a late riser, visit the brewery from noon to 4 p.m. for an all-you-can-eat $10 Irish dinner, including corned beef, deviled eggs and colcannon. 

Grainworks opens at 7 a.m. for kegs and eggs. For the rest of the day, drink McGinnis Irish Stout, purchase green Beerin Go Bragh T-shirts, listen to bagpipes and eat fare from Mexi-Q. 

Swine City also opens at 7 a.m. for kegs and eggs, featuring Pizza Cicerone’s breakfast pizza. All day long they’ll have food, new brews and some surprises. 

Every March, Listermann brews and sells variants of Shamrock Shake, an Irish cream stout. On March 4, they release the beer in bottles, and on March 14 they’ll release a barrel-aged imperial Shamrock Shake and an imperial caramel macchiato flavor. Both were bourbon barrel-aged and have a 10.1 ABV. But wait, there’s more: On March 17, Listermann releases a Pot O’Gold Shamrock Shake, a golden oatmeal sweet stout. 

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