3 Local Breweries You Have to Try This St. Patrick’s Day

By Meredith Sheldon

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday full of festivals, parades, Irish dancing and, most importantly, beer drinking. Celebrate this festive and fun holiday with a fresh cold beer by visiting these local breweries.

Swamp Head Brewery

Swamp Head Brewery is a local brewhouse and tasting room that offers craft beers. Ranging from honey cream ale to oatmeal coffee stout, Swamp Head has a variety of fun and different brews to try.

Located at 3650 SW 42nd Ave., this local brewery offers beers on tap year-round. They also offer seasonal beers, like the Hoggetowne Irish Red, which is perfect for this upcoming holiday.

Weekend of Events!

Friday, March 17
Food Truck: Cheffrey’s
Live Music: The Front Porch Backsteppers 5-8 pm
Saturday, March 18
Live Music: J.T. Collier Music 5-8 pm
Food Truck: Tommyknockers Mobile Kitchen
Sunday, 3/19
Goat Yoga at 10 am: Advance tickets required
Brunch at the Brewery: 11 a.m. with Cheffrey’s
Live Music: @the_adventures_of_em_blount 12-3 pm

First Magnitude Brewery

Located downtown at 1220 SE Veitch St., this craft brewery and taproom offers four year-round brews that each have a touch of Florida in them. Some have citrus flavorings, while others have a spicier aftertaste. First Magnitude has a whole weekend of festivities lined up!

Friday, March 17

LIVE MUSIC: Weeds Of Eden playing Irish ballads and bawdy pirate songs followed by Boilin‘ Oil. 
HAPPY HOUR: from 2-6 pm
FOOD TRUCKS: Frenchmen Street Food, Edds Patty and germains_gnv.
Saturday, March 18
LIVE MUSIC: Scuttered The Bruce,  local Irish American Folk Band from 6-10 pm
FOOD TRUCKS: Mayflower Food Truck, Vegan Gator, Soup Spice, LLC

Blackadder Brewing Company

On Friday, March 17th, Blackadder Brewing Company will have Irish food by Strega Nona’s Oven starting at 5 p.m. and will have live Irish Music by An Truir starting at 7:30 p.m.

Located at 618-A NW 60th Street, they will be serving their Irish Red Ale: On Your McKeester and a few guest beers from the Emerald Isle.