Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day! This year, we thought we would try our hand at an Irish Red Ale – but add our own twist on this classic to make it our own! The result is a mild Irish Red crafted with balance in mind – just enough roasted malts to give it a gorgeous burnt orange / reddish rust color and a light caramel sweetness. Just enough Mt. Hood and Willamette hops to add some light citrus and tea notes. And just enough body to make it appropriate to pair with meaty Irish stews and pies, yet still remain highly drinkable and refreshing.
We’re excited for you guys to try this beer! In the meantime, here are our tasting notes:
– Appearance: This beer has a lovely burnt orange color, with a beige-colored head.
– Aroma: The aroma on this beer is quite subtle – a bit of caramel and a touch of biscuit.
– Taste & Mouthfeel: This is a medium-bodied, balanced beer. When you take a sip, you’ll first taste the light caramel from the malt, which then quickly transitions to some lemony and tea note from the hops, and then it finishes on the dry side. If you are like me, you’ll find this beer very refreshing, quite smooth, and easy to drink several of in a sitting!
– Pairing: Since this is meant to be a classic Irish beer, try it with some classic Irish foods – cheddar, mashed potatoes, our Shepherd’s pie, and Irish stew. Or, have a pint while watching some rugby!
– Serving glass: This is meant to be served in a nonic pint glass. We’ll be serving it in our pub glass here at the brewery.
– Stats – ABV 4.6% and 27 IBU.
We expect this beer to move quickly, so come and grab it now, before it disappears in a few weeks!