Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Mission Dry Stout: A tale of shamrocks and beers

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up it’s time for us bring back a crowd favorite: Mission Dry Stout! It’s dark, dry, and the perfect beer to celebrate your Irish ancestry!

Did you know that our dry stout, at 5% ABV is actually high for the style?! Dry stouts are typically about 4% - at most 5% ABV! Dry stouts are brewed with acrid roasted barley and a moderate amount of hops, making for a sharp, dry pour.

This year our Mission Dry Stout is being put on the Nitro tap! This means it is going to have a light creamy body, making it even more smooth and complex. Try a Mission 'n Torn Black ‘n Tan for a fun mix! Be patient with the nitro pours however, Guinness claims that a pour should take 119.5 seconds!

Try a Torn ‘n Mission Black ‘n Tan

St. Patrick’s Day has more of a history than just drinking beer and is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. The Shamrock does have a relevance to this day. St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. His mission is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland’s people in the fifth century by explaining the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

Whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day seems to be a fun time to celebrate! So come on in, wear some green, bring a hungry belly for Hickory’s Corned Beef Sliders, and grab a pint! Our Mission Dry Stout will be flowing, and if that isn’t your style, you will get a hoppy green surprise with any hoppy beer order! We are open early and staying open late! Join the St. Patrick's Day facebook group!