If you want to venture past Guinness today... and can find these.
Beamish Irish Stout
Fairly full-bodied, this stout has a roasty character with a pleasing hint of smoke and gentle coffee notes.
Diamond Bear Irish Red
The beautiful reddish-amber color of this ale hints at the notes of caramel, butterscotch, restrained fruitiness, and light roast in its flavor.
This 4.2-percent-alcohol ale is a soft and gentle brew, with notes of orange and milk chocolate in the aroma and an off-dry and mildly fruity body.
Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale
A deep-amber ale with a nutty, lightly fruity nose and hint of fruit and dried leaf in the balanced, quenching body.
Great Divide Saint Bridget's Porter
A trace of chocolate in the aroma of this deep-brown porter signals its sweet mocha start, followed by a roastier, coffeelike body and toasty finish.
Guinness Pub Draught
It might look intimidating, but this famed stout is fairly light in body, dry, and roasty. It finishes with a hint of burnt toast.
Harpoon Hibernian Irish-Style Red Ale
Rich caramel and butterscotch nose, with sumptuous malt and soft, woody hop in the body and finish.
Murphy's Irish Red
Very soft and smooth, with a sweetish aroma and light-bodied, faintly roasted character.
Murphy's Irish Stout
The softest of Ireland's Big Three, this is a malty, softly chocolaty ale, without so much of the appetizing dryness of Guinness or Beamish.
O'Hara's Irish Stout
Some chocolate sweetness up front is followed by a firmly malted yet dry and roasted character, then an appetizingly bitter and faintly tart finish.
Smithwick's Irish Ale
Lightly sweet and butterscotch on the nose, medium-bodied, and gently fruity, with a drying note of bitterness on the finish.
Defined as much by malty sweetness as by its hoppy bitterness. Robust fruit on the nose and a balanced caramel malt and slightly tannic hoppiness in the body.