Greg Engert is the beer director at Birch & Barley restaurant and its upstairs beer-centric bar, Churchkey, in Washington, D.C. Here he recommends his favorite Irish brews, both traditional and off-the-beaten-path, as well as some American craft-brewed versions of Irish styles.
Engert's love for Irish beers began during his year abroad in Dublin, where he studied at Trinity College. "I drank a ton of Guinness," he admits, "but also my fair share of Porterhouse craft beers at their first brewing location in Temple Bar."
Read on for his picks, perfect for St. Patrick's Day reveling or any day of the week.