I know, I know… some “more sophisticated” drinkers like to snub their noses at these drinking holidays that we drunkards in America have embraced.  Look… I’m a drinker at heart, and I love a good excuse to go out and celebrate anything with a beer or two.  St. Patrick’s day is no exception to this.  As I was planning out my weekend, I realized that some of you might not be paying enough attention to the calendar (it’s gotten a little crowded on there these days…) and might not be 100% aware of some of the events that are taking place at our local breweries.

Have no fear… the Gnome is here!  Here’s your list of all the fun stuff that’s going on surrounding our local beer scene for St Patrick’s Day 2018!

16 Lots

  • If you’re one of the first 250 to get in the door at 16 Lots you’ll get a special commemorative cup to celebrate.  The brewery has plenty of things going on to make sure that you do, as well.  They’re tapping two new 16 Lots beers, and have a custom menu from their taproom partners, Mad Monk’s Pizza.  They’ll have special St Patrick’s Day mercy on sale, and live music and entertainment from 3pm-12am.  Their party starts at 10 am with the kitchen opening at 11, so you’ve got plenty of time to get out of bed and get there.


  • Brink wants to you remember that on St Patrick’s day, everyone’s Irish!  They’re releasing their annual Papa Duke Irish Stout to celebrate, and Piggin N Grinnin BBQ will be serving up food.

Darkness Brewing

  • Darkness is kicking the holiday off at 7 am with the Cheese N Chong food truck which will be serving up Kegs And Eggs (well… the food truck will have the eggs, Darkness will have the Kegs.  Once 11 am hits, they’ll put their Reuben Grilled Cheese on the menu, so stick around!  If you make it until 7 pm (or wander in later) they’ll have some new Irish “inspired” beers going on tap and Live ‘Drink and Draw’ where local artists sketch in fast 10min rounds.  If that doesn’t seem Irish enough, they’ll also have a live Irish fiddle going in case you need to get dancing.


  • DogBerry is pulling out a special cask tapping at 8 am when they open their doors to benefit Reach Out Lakota and are also hosting a pop-a-shot tournament to celebrate March Madness alongside St. Patty’s.  Just Farmin’ will be serving up corned beef and cabbage in case you get hungry!

Fifty West

  • The brewpub opens their doors at 10am where they’re going to be tapping their Irish Cream Coffee Please Stout, with special menu items coming out of the kitchen all day!


  • While you can always hit up Figleaf in the morning for Yoga, I’m a firm believer that the real party doesn’t start until noon when you can get a pint or two of Green Beer and traditional Irish food from the Short Ass Food Truck.  They’ll have $4 pints of Green Hook and their new bottles will be on sale too (Wee Easy, an easy drinking Scotch Ale).  Irish music will be playing all day… so bring your favorite drinking shirt and your best jig-doing shoes.


  • Grainworks isn’t going to let their first St Patrick’s Day go by without a celebration.  Their Kegs and Eggs party kicks off at 7 am with breakfast from ‘Rise and Shine’ in Hamilton, who’ll be serving until noon.  They’re tapping a new beer called McGinnis Irish Stout (which will be available on nitro, of course), and they’ll be dying some of their beer green, because… why not.  Bagpipers will be making appearances throughout the day and they’ve got an Imperial pint glass special going on all day (while supplies last).  If you’re hungry afternoon, PretzelFuls will be on site from noon until 9 pm.  Add into all of this live music from David Thornton and Jerry Gillespie from 6-9 and you’re set up for a heck of a night!


  • How else would Listermann celebrate anything, but with a beer release?  This is a good one too!  They’re going to be releasing about 30 cases each of Barrel Aged Imperial Shamrock Shake and Imperial Shamrock Shake with Coffee.  The taproom opens at 8 am, and while they haven’t announced it yet – I’m sure Renegade Street Eats will have a great menu lined up to celebrate with!

March First

  • Kegs and Eggs kicks off in the March First taproom at 10 am, and breakfast will be $15 a person.  They’ll have food from Daveed’s and have a really great menu of Stratta Casserole with egg, bread, potatoes, and corned beef, with breakfast breads and sausage links.

Municipal Brew Works

  • The Hamilton Fire Department joined Municipal in brewing up this year’s batch of Laoch Irish Stout, which will be on tap when the doors to the brewery open at 8 am.  They’ll have 20oz Irish glasses available for purchase, which you can use to get big beers for pint prices all day.  To feed the hungry masses, Carbonara’s Grill will be there all day to serve Irish Breakfast, Lunch and DInner food, and the Brody Bunch will be performing from 4-8pm that night.

Narrow Path

  • Narrow Path had their Grand Opening celebration last year on St Patricks Day, which means that not only will they be celebrating the holiday, they’re also celebrating their first anniversary!  Their doors will open at 8 am with Kegs and Eggs, but Tano Bistro will be onsite all day to make sure you don’t get too hungry.  Their Irish Red and Irish Coffee stout will be on tap (of course) and they’ve got some new experimental stuff going on tap too.  Get out to Loveland and show them some love!!

Old Firehouse

  • By popular demand, the brewery will be pouring Green Beer and serving up Bangers and Mash for dinner (starting at 4 pm).  Of course… if you’re there to watch Basketball, you can always do that too!


  • Paradise is teaming up with BrewCity Sausage to bring you a full day of celebration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  Saturday only when you buy any one of Paradise’s 16oz (or more) beers you’ll receive $1 off any one of the 3 special St Paddy’s dishes that the BrewCity Bratmobile will be serving up.


  • In the words of Rivertown, “What’s St Patrick’s Day Without Green Beer?”  They’re toasting their second Green Beer day celebration in Monroe this year starting at 11 am.  To celebrate they’ll have Green 3984 Lager, Green Divergent with Woodruff Syrup, Rivertown Appletinis and Shamrock Necklaces available while supplies last.  A house crafted Irish menu will be available too, with Corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and more to come!

Rolling Mill

  • The DORA is in effect in Middletown!  That means within the entertainment district you can grab a beer (in a special cup) and walk around and drink.  Rolling Mill is celebrating with Green Beer, live Music and Food!  Go drink in public!

Sons of Toil

  • Just because you’re out east, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to celebrate the holiday too!  Son’s of Toil is throwing a party that includes $4 pints of green beer (while it lasts).  They’re opening their doors at noon and will have all the games you need to see on the big screens.  To keep your stomach full, Highway Pubbery will be there offering up Corned Beef and Cabbage, potatoes and carrots, alongside their other menu items.

Swine City

  • Much like you hope for with this holiday, Swine will be opening at 7 am for Kegs and Eggs.  The food starts at 8 am with Sunny Side Brunch truck serving up breakfast favorites, while the Dapper Doughnut will be there at 1 pm for all you sweet lovers.  To get your dinner fix, Mashed Roots will be there starting at 4 pm.  For entertainment, Swine has a DJ coming in at 9 pm to make sure you’ve got plenty of tunes to dance to.

Wooden Cask

  • Wooden Cask loves live music, and they’re going to celebrate St Patrick’s day exactly how they should… with just that!  Their beers are already built for the holiday, and things will only get better when they’re joined by Calumet, Ben Knight & the Welldiggers and Lauren Hartman.  To feed your hungry faces, California Tri Tip will be serving up food all evening!

Now… let me know what I left off!  I know there are a few other events going on throughout the day on Saturday, but I have to narrow it down somehow!  If I missed an event at a local brewery that is specifically a St Patricks Day event, let me know!

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