That's right folks, we're your one stop shop for all your St. Patrick's Day supplies! Coming this Friday, March 16th, just in time for the festivities, we will be receiving Guinness Draught, Harp Lager, and Murphy's Irish Stout, everything you'll need to start the weekend right including the beers to make both Irish half & half's and American half & half's.
An Irish half & half is simply half warm Guinness or room temperature and half chilled Guinness. In the early days, as refrigerators were not around, bartenders did this to achieve the perfect drinking temperature for Guinness which is roughly 44 degrees farenheit.
An American half & half, shown below, is much more common nowadays with refrigeration and all. It consists of half Harp lager and half Guinness, giving you the best of both worlds. Very similar to the well known black & tan, but here at City Spirits, we prefer this version, as the crisp, cleanness of Harp lager is so refreshing and smooth. It is called a half & half as both beers are made by Guinness in Ireland.
If neither the traditional half & half nor the American half & half are your fancy, try the Great Divide half & half. This consists of their Yeti imperial stout in place of Guinness, and their brand new Nomad Bohemian style pilsner instead of Harp. Not only does this pair taste delicious, but you can celebrate the holiday while supporting a local business. We of course made this drink up ourselves, but you'll see, things catch on quick in this lovely beer state!