Celebrating St Patrick’s Day means that you are also honoring the Irish beer culture. It is among the most sought and cherished celebrations worldwide, featuring interesting and less ubiquitous beers.

Now, if you want to try authentic Ireland beers such as Guinness, there is no better day to do it than on St Paddy. Luckily for you, most of these beers are easy to find in Bradenton and Sarasota. You just need to look for a pub or bar celebrating Irish culture, and you'll be spoilt for choice! 

That being said, here are our top picks on Irish beers to try for St Patrick's Day in Bradenton and Sarasota.

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Try These Irish Beers for St Patrick’s Day 2023

Stout Porterhouse Oyster Stout

Dark and bold beer lovers, this is your drink! The Stout Porterhouse Oyster is infused with fresh oysters giving you a unique pickled flavor typically on Ireland's rugged coastlines. This one-of-a-kind brew has a creamy and smooth texture making it the perfect option for St Patrick's Day.

Get yourself this drink at the Big Top Brewing Company in Sarasota. They will be hosting a realtor event to celebrate St Patrick's Day, and you can take two of your friends along for fun ahead!

Guinness Draught Stout

Get into the spirit of celebrating the Saint of Ireland by getting a pint of this world-famous drink. The Guinness Draught Stout is creamy and smooth at the start with a velvet finish. Many pubs in Bradenton and Sarasota serve this brew, including Lost Kangaroo Pub, so check it out!

Magners Original Irish Cider

If you want a soft and refreshing beer on St Patrick's Day, go for Magners Original Irish Cider. This Irish-loved drink is made with fresh apples and has a perfectly pleasing sweetness. Head on to Irish 31 Sarasota or Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub, which will hold a St Paddy's Day Party to get this beer.


Though one of Ireland’s oldest beers, Smithwick’s is still the most consumed beer on St Patrick's Day. It's in the Guinness family, featuring milt hop notes and a light malt sweetness. Gather your friends, head over to 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery, order a pint, and enjoy yourselves!

Sullivan’s Malting Irish Red Ale

This is for Irish ale lovers! The Sullivan's Malting Irish Red Ale is brewed with four malts and three hops, resulting in rich, distinct biscuit and caramel flavors. If this sounds like your ideal drink for St Patrick's Day in Bradenton and Sarasota, head over to O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar or Shamrock Pub to get it.

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