Every year St. Patrick’s Day sneaks up on me. I always end up scrambling for recipes and Guinness, so this year I’ve put together a round up of 14 Delicious Dark Beer Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day.
I grew up in Orange County, CA where, frankly, St. Patrick’s Day is mostly celebrated with cheesy decor. It wasn’t until I moved to Chicago that I had my first full-blown St. Patrick’s Day experience. The river is dyed green, green beer flows at every bar, and bagpipes and parades abound. I’ve always loved dark beers, so I’ll take any excuse to keep some porters or stouts on hand. And you can rest assured, I am trying each of the 14 Delicious Dark Beer Recipes below as soon as humanly possible (and most definitely for St. Patrick’s Day)!
Between the desserts, stews, and main dishes below, you can have an entirely dark beer-themed meal for St. Patrick’s Day without having to dye everything green (unless you really want to). Because you all know I’m just here for the beer and the food. #lifemotto
These individual-sized Guinness Beef Onion Pot Pies from My Kitchen Love are perfectly rustic and packed with flavor. I love that they’re topped with potatoes instead of a typical crust. I’ll take any excuse to eat more potatoes!
Nomageddon’s Beer and Pretzel Fudge is my ideal dessert/snack. It’s salty, sweet, and bite-sized. Whip up a batch of this shareable (or not, no judgment) fudge for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
The slow cooker is your friend, and this Slow Cooker Chicken and Stout Stew from Sidewalk Shoes is certainly proof enough. If I can make this delicious dish, then so can you!
I’ve never met a bun, roll, or loaf I didn’t love. And these Proper Job Cornish Saffron Buns from Patisserie Makes Perfect are perfect for any carb-lover. I mean, just look at them!
This Irish Stout Onion Soup from Running to the Kitchen is basically comfort in a bowl. I’d love nothing more than to curl up in some blankets with a bowl of this soup and a beer (of course).
This Irish Stout Ice Cream Float from Home and Plate is so easy and gratifying. Once you make it for yourself, you might become addicted. You’ve been warned.
Don’t underestimate the power of a good loaf of bread like this Irish Guinness Brown Bread from Fox & Briar. Eat a slice of this bread, fresh from the oven, with a generous helping of Irish butter and you’ll be in heaven.
Holy cake! Am I right? This Chocolate Stout Cake with Stout Ganache from Domestic Gothess is the ultimate guilty pleasure. I can guarantee this cake will disappear in seconds at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
This hearty Guinness Stew with Beef and Mushroom from The Kittchen will keep you warm—even in Chicago’s Smarch (gratuitous Simpsons reference). You will love every spoonful of this hearty, comforting stew!
I love homemade caramels like these Guinness Caramels with Salted Peanuts from Use Your Noodles. They have the perfect combo of salty and sweet and make perfect gifts for friends and family…that is, if you don’t eat the entire batch by yourself!
Guinness, bourbon, and blackberry? Need I say more? I am a die-hard bourbon-lover and this Guinness Black Magic Cocktail from Supergolden Bakes is the kind of cocktail I could sip for hours.
Rocky road is one of those treats I kind of forgot about as I got older. But when I saw this Dark Chocolate Guinness Rocky Road from HappyFoods Tube, my inner child leapt for joy!
There is nothing a good pot pie can’t cure—especially when it’s this Guinness Steak Pie from Cooking with Curls. This is the kind of recipe you hold onto for family dinners.
These Chocolate Stout Pub Cupcakes from Tornadough Alli basically sell themselves. I’m crazy for boozy cupcakes like these and I know you’ll love them, too!