14 Delicious Recipes with Dark Beer Dishes for St. Patrick’s Day

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



Guinness Beef Onion Stew via My Kitchen Love

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!


Beer and Pretzels Fudge via Nomageddon

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!


Slow Cooker Chicken and Stout Stew via Sidewalk Shoes

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!


Proper Job Cornish Saffron Buns via Patisserie Makes Perfect

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!


Irish Stout Onion Soup via Running to the Kitchen

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).


Irish Stout Ice Cream Float via Home and Plate

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.


Irish Guinness Brown Bread via Fox & Briar

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.


Chocolate Stout Cake With Stout Ganache (Guinness Chocolate Cake) via Domestic Gothess

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.


Guinness Stew with Beef and Mushroom via The Kittchen

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!


Guinness Caramels with Salted Peanuts via Use Your Noodles

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 Black Magic Cocktail via Supergolden Bakes

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.


Dark Chocolate Guinness Rocky Road via HappyFoods Tube

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!


Guinness Steak Pie via Cooking with Curls

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.


Chocolate Stout Pub Cupcakes via Tornadough Alli

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!

A roundup of 14 Delicious Recipes with Dark Beer for St. Patrick's Day.


  • So many great recipes! My mouth is watering here :) Thank you for including my recipe! :)