Best Irish Beers to Drink

The Best Stouts, Ales and Lagers from Ireland

Ireland might be a small island off the coast of a somewhat larger island, but its breweries are big business. Guinness, which dominates the Irish beer market at home and abroad, is brewed in nearly 60 countries and sold in more than 100. Its parent company Diageo also owns Smithwick's, Harp and Kilkenny.

Then there is Heineken International, which owns Beamish and Murphy's. But don't worry, it's not all big business. Irish craft beer is having a moment with brands like O'Hara's and Porterhouse.

Check out GAYOT's Best Irish Beers to get a full taste of what the Emerald Isle has to offer —from strong, rich and full-bodied sipping brews to light, crisp and satisfying thirst-quenchers.

For more Irish-themed celebrations, take a look at this Complete Guide to St. Patrick's Day.