Move over, Guinness. There’s a new Irish stout in town thanks to a collaboration between Breckenridge Brewery and Belfast’s Boundary Brewing. Nitro Dry Irish Stout is the latest addition to Breck Brew’s already stellar lineup of nitro beers.
“Our collaboration with Boundary Brewing resulted in a truly authentic Irish stout. We worked closely with their brewer, Matthew, to develop this recipe using ingredients from his homeland,” explained Todd Usry, President and brewmaster of Breckenridge Brewery. “The process of creating the recipe together and having Matthew come here to brew with us was so positive for our entire brew staff, and the outcome is delicious.”
The fine folks as Breckenridge Brewery sent a couple cases of their nitro Dry Irish Stout over for St. Paddy’s Day last weekend. In Chicago we celebrate the Saturday before the 17th, even if the real deal is on a Friday. Once the city had dyed our puke green river into a lovely shade of neon green, Boozist hosted a party, and the Dry Irish Stout was out in full force.
In the least surprising news of the day, almost everyone was a fan. You just can’t beat the level of creaminess as a compliment for a dry stout. The fact that you can get it in cans now makes it easily attainable, and a hard and fast pour will get you nearly the same head as a beer straight from the tap. The one person who didn’t care for it switched to rosé afterwards, so their opinion is clearly of little value. The only downside was that there weren’t any cans left over for actual St. Patrick’s Day.