By Daniel Bordage
Style: Irish Red Ale
Pairing: St. Patrick’s punk playlist
About the Beer: For this redheaded\bearded Irish, March 17th is one of my favourite days of the year. I do however have issues with green beer. How about you try the other Irish colour… RED! Strong Patrick by Beau’s is truly the right colour and taste for the St-Pat’s celebrations. I only wish they had this year round. When Febrewary comes around, load up to make sure you have enough for the occasion. And for this occasion what better pairing with a strong beer than some punk rock and celtic rock.
Strong Patrick is a 6.7% ABV interpretation of an Irish Red Ale. Part of the batch has been aged in whiskey barrels and then reintroduced, adding subtle wood and vanilla nuances. The style is typically lightly hopped, well rounded and balanced, with a pleasant toasted malt character. Brewmaster Matthew O’Hara describes the beer as luscious and red-hued with a malty backbone, showcasing toasty and toffee notes complemented by warming alcohol & whiskey flavours.
The Music: FULL PLAYLIST HERE
Let’s start with a good old fashion fight…
One of the fastest songs I know. Growing up on the east coast, we had many kitchen parties with music, from folk to country to almost this… but nowhere near the speed.
We all know a bar room hero that we have placed bets on his or her end of life.
Here is a local contribution to the list of great Oi! Punk and to top it all off they are on Take A Shot Records. #OTTband
How about some music completely in Gaelic. Mill a h-Uile Rud’s ‘Ceàrr‘ was the first CD of all new Gaelic songs ever released and these guys rock pretty hard.
A Ramone means punk… Drink up!
You can see how they influenced Rancid’s vocal sound and rhythm.
Another Ottawa band. Not Irish but if you ever find yourself lacking beer and it’s after 10 p.m. in Ottawa… you know your only option is Hull. #OTTband
The entire playlist could have been Flogging Molly’s, but I challenged myself.
Yes yes… Typical, I know… but who hasn’t lost it dancing to this no matter the time of year?
Dropkick Murphys “Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced”
The Mahones “Drunken Lazy Bastard”
The Rumjack “An Irish Pub Song”