Try Your Luck with these Thornton Saint Patrick’s Day Beers.

This Saint Paddy’s Day, celebrate the luck of the Irish at Satire Brewing. Visit us for magically delicious craft beers in honor of good old Saint Patrick. 

According to autobiographical records, Saint Patrick was captured by Irish pirates at the age of 16 and taken as a slave to Irland. He lived there for six years before he escaped and returned home to Britain. Later in life, he served as a Bishop, we don’t know where, but by the 7th century, he was revered as the patron saint of Ireland. 

Legends of St. Patrick credit him with teaching the Irish about the Holy Trinity using shamrocks, banishing snakes from the Emerald Isle, and spawning whole forests with his walking stick. 

Those are certainly feats to celebrate. That’s why we’re looking forward to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Satire. Beers on tap change by the day, and you never know what we’ll unleash, but here’s a peek at seasonal releases from years past: 


2022: O’McFinnegans Irish Amber 

Sweet Irish Amber ale. The first part of the name, O’Mc comes from the Gaelic surname meaning beer drinker, and the last, Finnegan, comes from royal ancestry from King Hepatitis 600 A.D. and means to frequent taverns and brothels. A motley blend of malts makes for a most peculiar and satisfying ale. ABV 5.2%. 


2022: Shamus Red  

Scottish ale with subtle roasted, honey and toffee notes. Shamus was William Wallace’s cousin, a giant warrior with long red hair and a full bushy red beard known for slaying hundreds of Englishmen. Just kidding. We made it up. ABV 7.2%. 


2021: McLovin’s Red 

Caramelly smooth slightly roasty, slightly smoky ale. John Mclovin’s 15th-century Irish recipe from Dublin brought to 2020. Folklore has it he was ready to lose his farm to unpaid taxes, so he served his secret family ale to tax collectors and they loved it so much they counted his debt paid. That’s why we say it’s…superbad! 


2020: Legendary Black Ice  

Our classic rich black ale, aged in a fresh Mystic Mountain Legend Bourbon oak barrel. “Guinness on steroids with ridiculous oak and bourbon flavor.” It is the perfect St. Pat’s beer! 


2019: Irish Caramel Coffee: ICC  

Coffee, caramel, and chocolate ale aged on Mystic Mountain Whiskey oak. The perfect drink to enjoy the Irish holiday and pretend you are a leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold in your green undies. So stop on by, but please no green undies unless…never mind. Or grab a growler to go and share with friends!  


Often on-tap, available (and appropriate) for Saint Paddy’s Day celebrations:  

O’ Fool’s Gold  

Refreshing light Belgian-style golden ale, our first gold medal beer we won at the Intergalactic Beer Festival in Brussels last year. Yuk, yuk, yuk. 


Denver Mint  

Smooth chocolate, mint, and coffee stout. Named because it is the first beer in the Colorado currency system of trading beer for goods and services. Simply take a growler to your favorite store and let us know how it goes. Bitcoin is a fad, beer is here to stay. Trade you this beer for your car, or $8. 


Loaded Squirrel St. Patrick’s Day Special 

St. Patrick’s Day specials aren’t limited to just beer.  


Our legendary bread, wrapped around delicious corned beef, provolone cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing baked to perfection. 

*The Reuben sandwich concept is sometimes mistakenly thought to be Irish but is more of an American Irish idea. The Reuben is first believed to be created in Omaha Nebraska, something good did come out of Nebraska…just kidding Nebraska folks, and our relatives… 

So, put on your leprechaun hats and get ready to party. Stay tuned for details about Thornton Saint Patrick’s Day beers, new unleashes, and more. Plus, remember, while things do warm up around here in March, we’ve got tower heaters, fire pits, and new wood pellet heaters! No more chilly nights on the patio!


Originally published on March 1, 2021. Updated on March 1, 2023.