If you're looking for an easy drinking, readily available beer for St. Patrick's Day that isn't Guinness, you're in luck. Samuel Adams "Irish-Red" is available year-round and packs more of a punch than its cousin from across the Atlantic. Beyond that, it's about the most Irish-American beer you can buy since it hails from Boston, MA.
"Irish-Red" is a great example of what an Irish Red Ale is supposed to be. A sweet malty backbone and subtle earthy hop profile make this a beer you can sip on all day long (and all night for that matter). So if you're looking to avoid the dark beer this St. Patrick's Day, I encourage you to give Sam Adams "Irish-Red" a try. It's as American as an Irish beer can get.