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Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

When I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day typically meant two things: corned beef and pinches. The latter involved the tradition (at least where I grew up) of getting pinched if you weren’t wearing green on the holiday. My brother took full advantage of this and it became a game of who could outsmart the other by hiding their “green.” I never really won, but my mom’s corned beef and cabbage always helped cure my somewhat bruised ego.

It wasn’t, however, until I moved to Boston that I experienced the true spirit of this holiday and saw the revelry of the Irish first-hand. March 17 is a wonderful day of celebration, a day of pride, a day of eating and drinking, a day of toasting the patron saint of Ireland. With all of this in mind, we wanted to be prepared for any St. Patrick’s Day get-togethers, so we gathered our favorite beer-inspired dishes (from oh-so-talented food bloggers) to either take to a party or make for your own shindig at home.

Stout Gingerbread Flip: By combining the richness of a stout with the spiciness of ginger liqueur and sweetness of blackstrap rum, this lovely cocktail is the perfect way to raise a glass in style. {from 10th Kitchen}

Honey Mustard Mushroom Stout Chicken: Invite six of your closest friends and wow them with a well-balanced (slightly sweet with a tangy richness) main course. {from The Beeroness}

3-Ingredient Beer Bread Sticks (pictured below): Seriously, all you need is beer, self-rising flour, and butter. This no-knead and no-rise dough makes it so simple to be the rockstar of any potluck party. {from Top with Cinnamon}

Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Stout Gingerbread: Wrap this fragrant, spicy, and addictive loaf (made with a Guinness) in a festive green ribbon and make someone’s holiday truly special. {from Cupcakes and Cashmere}

Beef, Guinness, and Mushroom Pie: This classic dish could be made as individual pies for a larger gathering or as one main pie for an intimate get-together. Either way, it’s sure to impress. {from Meals in Heels}

Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Covered Pretzels: Chocolate and stout are long-time friends, but salty pretzel goodness just put these adorable treats over-the-top. Consider making these minis for a party. {from My Baking Addiction}

Guinness Beer-Battered Onion Rings (pictured below): A really great onion-ring batter is a difficult feat to achieve, but no longer. These crispy, flavorful beauties have become your new best fried friend. {from Foodness Gracious}

Beer-Inspired Dishes for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Lead photo styled and taken by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio; second photo courtesy of Izy; final photo courtesy of Gerry.

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