Have you ever wondered what an Irish Car Bomb was? Well at McK’s Tavern in Daytona Beach, Florida it’s a drink composed of Irish Whiskey, and Irish Stout, and Irish Cream. The stout is served in the beer glass, and there’s a good reason that it’s not filled full. The whiskey and cream go into the shot glass which at the right moment, is dropped into the beer glass.
That precise moment has been captured in the accompanying photograph. One would be wise to not have their mobile phone or anything else close by to avoid the splash and possible foaming that occurs.
Most people choose to rapidly consume the mixture of ingredients as a side effect of their mixing is a gradual curdling of the cream. Based on personal experience, it’s best to not nurse this particular concoction.
What is Saint Patrick’s Day at McK’s Tavern in Daytona Beach, Florida like? Well it all depends on who you ask. For the staff it’s an all hands on deck, longest day of the year kind of event, which has the potential to leave them both mentally and physically exhausted but richly rewarded for their efforts.
Ask a regular customer and they are going to tell you about the substitution of plastic cups for glassware, the removal of stools from the bar area, and maybe even how the delicious traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage was bought before the limited supply that was freshly prepared sold out. Ask the person who just decided that celebrating the holiday in an Irish bar was the thing to do, and they will probably comment on how busy the place was all day long, and if they managed to get a booth or seat, how lucky they were.
One thing you will hear no matter whom you ask, is that they had a great time at McK’s Tavern celebrating, and having a good time. It should go without saying that green draft (or draught if you prefer) beer and beads will be available on this day and night.
It probably doesn’t surprise you that Brooklyn Brewery products can be found at McK’s Tavern in Daytona Beach, Florida, but would you be surprised if you found their award winning brewmaster there?
OK, he was in town for another reason, but like so many craft beer lovers that search for “craft beer” and “Daytona Beach” on the internet, or those that simply ask others in the know about where to get a good beer in town, he ended up inside of McK’s Tavern like so many other locals and visitors have over the years.
That’s where I met him and along with other folks had some great discussion about beers in particular, and the world in general. He was the second brewmaster I have met at McK’s Tavern, and he probably won’t be the last. I think it’s safe to say that you never know who you might see in this cozy, downtown area business that attracts many loyal repeat visitors from both near and far.