There is no better way to work up a thirst and prime your taste buds for the best beer from Ireland than with a bit of high-quality organic marijuana. Beer is the tastiest way to get rid of cottonmouth which is what happens when your THC-laden endocannabinoid receptors in your submandibular glands tell your parasympathetic nervous system to stop producing saliva.
Beer And Weed
This unbreakable chemical alliance between hops and cannabis is why craft brewery sales have gone up in Colorado since recreational reefer was legalized in the state in spite of the fact that the alcohol industry and the marijuana legalization movement don’t get along as well as they should.
Terpenes give both weed and hoppy beer their tart floral, sweet pine, spicy and bitter aromas. Myrcene, beta-pinene, and alpha-humulene also known as, α-caryophyllene are the specific terpenoids that make weed and beer taste better together than peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, or even corned beef and cabbage. This guide will pair the best strains of bud with ten of the most popular Irish beers based on the biochemistry of the best weed available to help make your St. Patty’s day greener, your beer tastier, and your potential hangover significantly less painful.
Acapulco Gold and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale (ABV 6.5%)
Acapulco Gold is a popular and powerful sativa strain loaded with gold, orange, brown hairs and a sweet, pungent earthy aroma of burnt toffee. Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale is also amber in color with smooth toffee and caramel flavors mingling with hints of sweet citrus.
Bubba Kush and Beamish Irish Stout (ABV 4.1%)
Bubba Kush is a strong bitter-sweet hashish, chocolate and coffee flavored indica, ideal for a relaxing night of drinking an equally cinnamon-spicy, bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavored Beamish Irish Stout.
Amnesia and Porterhouse Brewing Co. Oyster Stout (ABV 4.6%)
Amnesia is an intensely uplifting sativa strain which happens to have a distinctive ammonia or fishy smell which will compliment the subtle aroma of fresh oysters that are shucked into the conditioning tanks of the Porterhouse Brewing Co Oyster Stout to make it’s roasty malt and barley aromas even sweeter.
Lamb’s Bread and O’hara’s Celtic Stout ABV (4.3%)
Bob Marley himself supposedly smoked this classic Jamaican high-energy sativa. Lamb’s Bread has an earthy, woody, spicy aroma that will complement the heavy tart fuggle hops, roasted barley and slightly bitter espresso taste of O’hara’s Celtic Stout.
Dairy Queen and Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale (ABV 4.3%)
Dairy Queen is relaxing sativa dominant hybrid with a sweet, smooth, cherry, vanilla cheese aroma that will pair perfectly with the sweet, creamy toasted malt flavors of a Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale.
Cherry Pie and Murphy’s Irish Red (ABV 5.0%)
Cherry Pie is a sweet and sour smelling hybrid reminiscent of cherries. Murphy’s Irish Red gets its amber-red hue from a bit of roasted barley which accents its fruity hoppy aroma and taste.
Chocolope and Murphy’s Irish Stout (ABV 4.0%)
Chocolope smells and tastes like sweet earthy coffee. It’s an uplifting euphoric, cerebral sativa which will leave you and your taste buds primed for Murphy’s Irish Stout, a tasty light dessert beer reminiscent of chocolate milk, espresso and caramel.
Girl Scout Cookies and Smithwick’s Irish Ale (ABV 4.5%)
Girl Scout Cookies combines full body relaxation with mood altering euphoria into a sweet and earthy aroma. The complex aroma of this strain is not unlike the bitter hoppy and sweet caramel malty notes of a Smithwick’s Irish Ale. The fiery orange hairs on the popular California hybrid strain even compliment the ruby red hues of this Irish ale with centuries-old origins.
Strawberry Cough and Harp Lager (ABV 5.0%)
The sweet strawberry and blueberry aromas of Strawberry Cough, will prepare your taste buds for refreshing hints of honey, lightly toasted grains and malts from a light, crisp, springtime seasonal Harp Lager. The euphoric effects of Strawberry Cough are also great for managing social anxieties making this an ideal strain for anyone who gets stressed out by boisterous St. Patrick’s Day Crowds.
White Widow and Guinness Draught (ABV 4.20%)
White Widow is one of the most famous and potent hybrid strains in the world. The Widow’s bite will leave you intoxicated with euphoric energy ideal for conversational creativity. It’s signature white crystal resin trichomes will gleam against the distinctively black velvety texture of the Cadillac of Irish Beers. The strong, earthy, woody taste of White Widow is worthy of the rich, smooth chocolate and coffee flavors of a classic Guinness Draught.
Please Party Responsibly!
Please be careful! Smoking weed after drinking a lot of beer can “green you out” or make you dizzy, sweaty, nauseous and it can make you sick, especially if you’re still green to the joys of cannabis. This is why you should always get high before you begin drinking. Never forget, “Beer then grass you’re on your arse. Grass then beer you’re in the clear.” Smoking weed while you’re drinking beer won’t make you feel sick since cannabis has an antiemetic effect that relieves nausea. We also highly recommend that you save some of your stash to help ease your nausea and to stimulate a craving for water and food the morning after St. Paddy’s day. Strains with lots of THC and without much CBD such as Blue Dream, Skywalker OG and Tahoe OG are your best choices to alleviate nausea, headaches and soreness the morning after you drink too much amazing Irish beer.