St. Patrick’s Day 2014 is coming quick and many Grand Rapids breweries are planning specials,events and live music for the entire weekend so here is a guide to help you maximize your beer drinking on this sacred holiday! While St. Patty’s day is all about green most of the local craft breweries might not have green beer on tap, but what they will have are Irish themed brews that true Irish people would be proud to drink with full flavors and quality ingredients. If you want live Irish music many breweries will be bringing in bands and for a full day of fun they will have Irish themed menu items so you don’t have to survive on a liquid diet alone.
First you should know about Irish on Ionia, the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Street Party in Michigan! It runs from 7am to 11pm on March 15th this year and promises to be bigger and better then ever. They’ve increased the size to two city blocks and two performance stages this year. Sponsored by McFadden’s, with advance tickets only $10 this is a St Patty party you want to be a part of. There will be heated tents, live Irish dancing, tons of music and plenty more so visit Irish On Ionia.com for complete details.
The Moxie Strings will perform from 4-7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and there is no cover. They will also be featuring quite a few specials from the kitchen and of course, plenty of beer on tap.
Monday March 17th ring in St Patrick’s Day with the first (of many) Monday Stein Night. Bring your favorite stein or boot and fill it up at the bar, starting at just $5/litre! They also have steins for sale, if you need an upgrade!
Friday through Monday expect Irish inspired food specials too.
Sun, March 16, 6pm – 10pm
Live Music – Paddy’s Cure
Gravel Bottom Brewery:
Releasing Potato Dry Stout $3.50 pints
Catered Irish food 4:30-7:30pm
Harmony Brewing Company:
Corn Beef and Cabbage Pizza
Jameson half off
New Holland Brewing:
Saturday, March 15th:
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Gasta
6:00pm – 8:00 pm: Peat in the Creel
8:00pm – 10:00pm: Paddy’s Cure
Holland’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at noon on 8th Street in downtown Holland and ends on the steps of New Holland Brewings pub.
Monday, March 17th:
4:00pm – 6:00 pm: Peat in the Creel
6:00pm – 8:00 pm: Andro
Monday, March 17th
3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Monday Beer Specials: $1.00 of pours ($2.00 off for Pub/Mug Club members)
Specials On Tap:
The Road to Dublin – (Sabaitéireacht beoir) Milk Stout with Rowster Coffee infused with Irish Whiskey (Gaeilge)Oak Chips
Want something green in your glass? Try the Green Apple wine!!
On the Menu (available 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM):
IRISH LAMB STEW – BOWL $8.95
Roasted lamb leg cubed, simmered in a rich burgundy stock,potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, peas and mushrooms. Served with Irish Soda bread accented with dried Michigan Cherries.
BANGERS AND MASH – $8.99
Sobie Meats Roasted Irish sausage with mashed russet potatoes accented with crème fraiche and garlic. Served with Irish Soda Bread.
Our Brewing Co:
March 17th Drew Behringer and the Politician at 8 p.m., plus two Irish beers; Dry County Irish Stout with Cocoa Nibs and Irish Red Cream Ale (in addition to the others on tap)
Rockford Brewing Co:
$1 off Sheehands Irish Stout and O’Brien’s Irish Red
$7 Stromboli’s with choice of 4 ingredients
$2.50 Irish Cupcakes
March 13th Celtic Music by Peat in the Creel
March 14th Celtic Music by An Dro
Saugatuck Brewing Co:
March 15th Advance tickets needed
Traditional Irish Breakfast buffet 8:30 to 10:30am
Live music by Moxie Strings: 8:30-10:30am
Free Admission 6:30-10:30pm Live Music by 5 O’Clock in Dublin
Hideout Brewing Co:
Patrick Nolan – Saturday March 15th 9pm – 1am Mug Club member St. Patty’s themed potluck (sign up starts 2/24), Irish themed foods are encouraged
Unruly Brewing Co:
March 15th All Day $5 cover Doors open 10am – midnight
Live Music: Mona Shores Fiddles 11am, The Waxies 2pm, The TossPints 4pm, FiddleFace 9pm
2 special Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Releases from Unruly
Irish Inspired soups and sandwichs from Fatty Lumpkins
Coffee, tea, and scones from Drip Drop Drink
White Flame Brewing:
March 17th only they will have $2 pints of Ugly Stick their oatmeal stout on Nitro!