The day has finally arrived! The day that we beer drinkers look forward to all year long. The day that everyone can come together in a sea of green and sing odes to the old country (even if they have only seen pictures of the Cliffs of Moher). This St. Patrick’s Day, don your most festive Irish green getup and, after finishing your annual green Coors Light, check out one of the many events happening today featuring beers from local breweries all over Boulder. To give us an idea of where to start, I looked in a few of them.

To start the evening off, head over the Avery Brewing for their St. Paddy’s Day celebration. They’re offering a special Irish menu along with 30+ beers on tap and the advertising for the event the White Rascal a leprechaun hat. Bonus: it’s White Rascal month at Avery and they are donating proceeds from the White Rascal draft line to Project Healing Waters, a non-profit dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans, today through Sunday.

Throughout the day, FATE Brewing is hosting the Celtic Steps Irish dance group until 7:30PM along with an Irish-style menu, drink specials, and the release of a limited edition Irish Style FATE Beer.

Later on, Boulder Theater is having a special event known as Kegs & Cabbage (part deux), presented by Jameson Whiskey and Boulder Beer. Doors open at 5:00 and music from Lady & the Gentlemen, Cycles, & Moontag starts at 6:00. With three Boulder Beers on tap and free admission for those 21+, they are also offering Irish food and drink specials.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling more like you want to avoid the crowds tonight, go ahead and pick up some Vindication Brewing Freedom Stout from your local liquor store and watch The Secrets of Kells with the kids (or, if you’re like me, with your green-eyed cat) on Netflix.



Krista is a native of Nebraska who left all that corn behind for the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. She graduated from the University of Denver with BAs in English and Anthropology and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from CU. In the ceaseless search for inspiration, her passions for writing and culture led her to another great love: Colorado microbreweries. When she’s not trying the new IPA on tap, Krista can be found hiking Chautauqua, running the Boulder Creek Path, or curled up with a good book