Ten Jameson and Craft Brew Pairings for St. Patrick's Day
Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like shots of Jamo, aka Jameson, Ireland's (and America's) favorite whiskey. This popular spirit is all over the place for this weekend's festivities, from its key role in Irish Car Bombs to pairings with pickle juice.
But if you wanna get a little more creative - and double fist, to boot - why not pair your Jamo with some craft beers? Both are painstakingly made, full of flavor nuances and high in alcohol content. So we spoke to Simone Kelly, Florida's Jameson brand ambassador, on the best pairings at Miami bars. Beats green beer, any day.
10. Gordon Biersch - Jameson Original and Schwarzbier
"Literally meaning 'black beer' in German, this delectably dark lager has a surprisingly light body with a delicious, dry, roasted coffee finish. A wonderful chaser to Jameson," Kelly says.
9. Titanic Brewery - Jameson Original and Captain Smith's Rye Ale
"A German styled amber ale with a complex array of flavor, it's malty, fruity, and spicy, but slightly cereal in character. There are many similarities with this and Jameson - we use malted barley which provides a sweet cereal taste, our pot still whiskey bursts with spice and fruit, our colour is similar and we also have a smooth finish."
8. Sunset Tavern - Jameson Original and Sunset Tavern Drifer (Pale Ale)
"Locally brewed in Florida, it's a nice, light and smooth companion to drink with Jameson Original."
7. Town Kitchen & Bar - Jameson Original and Well's Banana Bread Beer
"This makes for an interesting pairing. The banana flavours match the fruitiness of Jameson well. Jameson infused with banana is becoming a popular fad."
6. Yard House - Jameson Original and Brooklyn Brown Ale
"This fits nicely as Brooklyn is the home of Jameson in the U.S. Brown Ale is full-flavored but retains a smoothness and easy drinkability that has made it one of the most popular dark beers in the Northeast," says Kelly, similar to Jameson's triple distilled smoothness.