If there’s one holiday that reigns supreme over all others, it would have to be St. Patrick’s Day. After all, what could be better than skipping out on work and getting drunk, right?
Turns out, this most glorious of holidays is also a favorite of Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson from “Parks and Recreation”). As such, Guinness decided to team up with Offerman to give us the official Guinness Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day.
Starting now, everyone over the age of 21 looking to celebrate the holiday like a pro can follow along with Offerman on Instagram at @GuinnessUS for daily reveals of tips, tricks, trivia and suggestions on everything from how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness to what foods pair best with that pint to how to give an authentic Irish toast and much, much more.
“Look, St. Patrick’s Day is easily the best of the holidays, and I will brook no argument to that assertion,” said Offerman. “The charismatic folks at Guinness know a thing or two about how to celebrate my favorite day. You’ll be able to see it all on Instagram, but if I had to nutshell it, I’d say gather with your family and your friends, both old and new. Eat some delicious meats, like corned beef – straight up or in a hash – wash it down with a pint of Guinness, then wash the Guinness down with some more corned beef. A glass or two of water along the way never hurt either.”
And since Guinness wants you to look the part come St. Patrick’s Day, they’ve got a sweet new Guinness x Carhartt collaboration, which includes everything from tees to hoodies to hats and more. The entire line is available for a limited time now at Carhartt.com/Guinness.
While there, fans over 21 can also enter for the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin until March 1st. Seriously, how cool would that be??
Celebrations will also continue at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore. In honor of its second St. Patrick’s Day since officially opening in August 2018, the home of Guinness in the U.S. will kick off weekend celebrations on March 14 & 15 with an Irish Village experience, an Irish beer tap take-over, pop-up entertainment, limited-edition merchandise, a holiday-themed food menu and more. More details can be found at GuinnessBreweryBaltimore.com.
For all the Guinness Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day happenings, follow along at @GuinnessUS on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. And remember, whether you’re planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the pub or at home, the only way to raise a pint is responsibly.