What are the best Guinness food recipes?
There are loads of St. Patrick's Day-appropriate recipes that incorporate Guinness. They're even a staple at the Storehouse in Dublin.
"For St. Patrick's Day at the Guinness Storehouse, we always put on a massive event and one of the things that we love doing is introducing different variants of Guinness and food to go with it," Ridgeway said. "The amount of stew, Irish stew, that we pass out on St. Patrick's Day is absolutely phenomenal."
If you're choosing which Guinness to use in a recipe, Ridgeway says the Foreign Extra Stout is good for "rich, hearty dishes like casseroles and stews." Guinness Draught, the world's first nitro beer, pairs well with sweets and cakes.
Meanwhile, Extra Stout, the original Guinness, pairs wonderfully with oysters. That's a combination that has long earned praise. In 1837, future prime minister Benjamin Disraeli wrote in his diary that he had Guinness and oysters. "Thus ended," he wrote, "the most remarkable day hitherto of my life." It's a good quote, and Guinness has even dropped it in advertising.