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Irish Stouts for Spring

By: Todd Templin | Director of Beer, Wine, and The DLM Cheese Shop
On: February 27, 2014

Stout has become synonymous with Ireland and is indeed a symbol of national pride; no other country exports as much beer as Ireland. Irish stout is dry and intense with a slightly roasted characteristic, and is quite smooth despite its motor oil resemblance! These wonderful beers can be enjoyed chilled, yet they are considered at their best served at room temperature. Best enjoyed with friends, we think that they are a “wee” bit of heaven served with the Irish tradition of oysters!

SMITHWICK’S IRISH ALE

GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT

GUINNESS DRAUGHT

MAGNERS ORIGINAL IRISH CIDER

CAHILL’S PORTER CHEDDAR

Cahill’s is a family-owned, small-scale cheesemaking dairy in Newcastle West in County Limerick, Ireland. An Irish Cheddar flavored with Irish Porter beer, this is one of the most interesting, flavorful cheeses and perfect paired with some Irish libation. Smooth and rich in flavor, the Porter is distinct without overwhelming the cheese.

CAHILL’S WHISKEY CHEDDAR

This yellow-waxed gourmet cheese is handmade using Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and then matured into a delicious treat. It has a light golden tint, and is softer than one might expect from Cheddar.