shenanigan  [ noun ]
she·​nan·​i·​gan | \ shə-ˈna-ni-gən  \
Definition of shenanigan
1: a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose
2: a: tricky or questionable practices or conduct —usually used in plural
b: high-spirited or mischievous activity —usually used in plural

It doesn't matter if you're Irish or not, chances are that at some point in your life you've found yourself in a pub on March 17th with a dyed green lager or a foamy nitro stout in your hand. As you sat there, trying to yell over a mediocre Dropkick Murphy's cover band have you ever thought to yourself "Who in the hell was Saint Patrick?" and "Why did he dye my beer green?"

Sadly, your beer turning green wasn't a divine intervention. Kegs are usually dyed at the brewery or at the wholesaler en route to your local pub. Minus a couple of outliers in the early 1900's, Americans didn't start dying their beer green until after the city of Chicago decided to dye the Chicago river green in the 60's. After the first 40 gallons of dye were dumped in the river, Americans associated the color with the holiday. There's a Don Draper somewhere out there to thank.

The Irish have observed March 17th as a religious and cultural holiday for the past 1,000 years. Marking the death of their national patron Saint Patrick. He was thought to be a Roman British born slave, Kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland. He later escaped and is accredited to bringing Christianity to Ireland. He was thought to have used a clover/shamrock to explain the Catholic holy trinity.

Up until the 19th century, most Irish-Americans were members of the Protestant middle class. There was a huge influx in Catholic Irish immigrants in the US after a severe famine that hit Ireland in 1845. Bringing them the practices and celebrations we see today.

It doesn't matter if green beer isn't your jam, or if you lack the freckles to prove your Irish for the night. You can always grab a stout and please celebrate responsibly.
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Country Boy

Wet Hop IPA

ABV: 7%

IBU: 70

A fresh and bold wet hopped IPA. Made with hops grown within a stones throw away from the brewery.

Four Day Ray

Blonde Ale - Blood Orange

ABV: 4.8

IBU: 20

This beer is made with real Italian blood oranges. Resulting in a crisp and refreshing beer with a natural citrus taste.

4/6 PACK 12oz CANS
S carlet Lane

Pale Ale

ABV: 5%

IBU: 77

Veteran Brewed as a part of the 2018 YCH Hops Semper Fi Fund. High quality hop blend of Centennial, Cashmere, Simco, Mosaic, & Ekuanot, made with Omega Yeast.

In the veterans community CHARMS are a hard candy issued in the field rations and are notoriously bad luck if consumed. WARNING: Ingesting CHARMS on a field exercise may lead to rain, snow or any number of undocumented cases of misfortune.




ABV: 7.3%

IBU: 70

The Hoppopotamus may be gentler than its unpredictable hippo cousin, but don't let the balanced flavor profile fool you. It's full of surprises. Best appreciated from a wide mouthed glass, the aroma is bright with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and tropical fruit. A burst of floral bitterness from the Citra and Mosaic hops is balanced by a soft sweetness from a light-handed dose of Vienna malt. Just when you think it's gonna zig, it zags. Try to keep up.

6/4 PACK 16oz CANS

Session Rose Ale

ABV: 4.7%

IBU: 0

A bright and refined Session Rosé Ale with apple, peach and cranberry. A tight and crisp expression, with smaller ABV compared to its bigger cousin, Little Bubs whispers tartness and sparkles with refreshment.

4/6 PACK 12oz CANS


Stout - Dry Irish

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 38

Jet black and true to style 100% Maris otter base malt and an English ale yeast bring complexity to an otherwise simple yet traditional grain bill toasty yet dry and drinkable

6/4 PACKS 13.6oz CANS
How Clean Are Your Draft Lines?

  Without question the easiest way to improve the quality of beer that you serve your customers is consistently cleaning your draft lines. Zink is very proud to adhere to the standard of cleaning our lines every two weeks. We have been asked before about the necessity of this practice and now this standard gets a great article from none other than the Brewers Association itself. For those who are unaware, the Brewers Association is the governing body for every brewer, micro or macro, in the country. Take a look at the link below to see why cleaning every two weeks is so important to both the quality of your beer and the maintenance of your system.

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High End Brand Manager
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