Come mid-March, beer drinkers across the nation will begin to exhibit very strange behavior. For one day only, imbibers long accustomed to draining frosted mugs of sparkling, golden lager will instead fill their glasses with a roasty, pitch black brew crowned with a ring of dense, creamy foam. And they’ll profess to love it, all in celebration of a saint named Patrick. Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us once again, and with it comes unequalled demand for all things Irish, from ...

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