Monday, March 16, 2009
Where Are The Irish Beers?
St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, and if you've been looking for some good Irish beer you may have found that all you can get are the usual suspects: Guinness, Harp, etc. These beers are pretty good, but if you're looking for something special or different it is very difficult. That is because many Irish brands, especially the smaller ones, are not exported or not exported to the U.S. If you've ever been to Ireland you might have had the pleasure of having a fresh pint of Kilkenny Red Ale from one of those nitrogen taps that makes the creamy head. Good stuff. We can't get you that, but we do have the next best thing. Moylan's Irish Red Ale is domestically made but better than any imported, mass-produced red ale you can find. And since St. Patrick's Day is really an American holiday anyway, there's no shame in drinking American beer.
Also, don't forget about the Fred Red ale from Blue & Gray. This beer is also very similar to Irish Red Ales, and it's local and fresh.
Both beers available at both kybecca stores.