McCormick and Schmick has joined forces with Ireland’s Carlow Brewing Company to feature Molings Traditional Red Ale and the award-winning O’Hara’s Irish Stout at their St. Patrick’s Day Party. The party starts on Saturday, 17 March, at 8:00am with breakfast at the 1 E Wacker Dr location. Watch the dyeing of the Chicago River from their heated beer garden tent.
If your surname is O’Hara then, you are cordially invited to march in the Chicago Parade with Seamus O’Hara, President of Carlow Brewing. Marchers will gather under the beer garden tent and depart at 9:45am for the parade.
I had the pleasure of being their guest at an Irish Beer Dinner, where the beers were paired with a four-course meal that included traditional potato soup and grilled lamb. The Red Ale was very smooth and paired well with all courses, especially the chocolate truffle cake.
Though the Stout had a bit more bite than I experience with Guinness or Goose Island Oatmeal Stout, Seamus explained that this is the result of using the traditional Irish recipe. I look forward to trying it again with something deep fried and salty, like fish and chips.