Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This weekend’s show served up the best Irish-inspired culinary and cocktail talk from a grand patio party at Noble Hops!

Sherwood Alger, Julie Vlahakis, Matt Russell, Stacy Gopp & Chef Daniel Martinez

Our celebrity co-host was craft specialist Sherwood Alger of Hensley Beverage Company, who introduced us to some spectacular Irish whiskies that should take center stage at any St. Patrick’s Day party. We then heard from Stacy Gopp of JDRF with all the delicious details on her “Sip, Savor & Celebrate” event and its Mix Madness Cocktail Competition. We can’t wait! Noble Hops’ general manager Julie Vlahakis joined the party as well to get us briefed on her bar program and her series of off-the-hook events, while executive chef Daniel Martinez shared some moments from his personal culinary journey and a few stories behind the Noble Hops menu.

Bangers and Mash at Noble Hops. Let the banging begin!

He then treated us to some Noble nosh…Bangers and Mash with a rosemary brown gravy and a plate of Noble Nachos with a beef/lamb mix! Erin go Bragh!