Topic Archives: Irish Red Ales

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Videos

Boulevard’s Famous Jeremy Danner on Irish Ale [VIDEO]

In addition to Boulevard Brewing shipping Rye-on-Rye Ale, Irish Ale shipped too.

Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

Style: Red Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Late-Winter Release

5.8% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Magic Hat Brewing

Magic Hat Humble Out Of Retirement

Magic Hat Brewing is bring Humble Patience out of retirement.  Patience is a low alcohol red ale last brewed around 2005.  About Humble:

The result of mystical exhortation and strange portents in the sky, Humble Patience was complex without being heavy…a marriage of many riches. An Irish-Style, deep-ruby Red Ale with tantalizing layers of flavor.

Style: Red Ale
Hops: Warrior, Cascade
Malts: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Cara, Roasted Barley
Yeast: English Ale

Previously Available: August-October. 12oz bottles.
4.6% ABV

Posted in Heavy Seas, New Releases

NEW RELEASE: Heavy Seas Aarsh Red

The latest and greatest addition to Heavy Seas Brewing’s Mutiny Fleet had docked – “Aarsh Red.” That’s pirate talk for an Irish red ale.  Imperial Irish Red Ale of course.  Just in time for a particular Irish holiday…

Commercial Description:
Our version of the Irish Red Ale, brewed with 3 kinds of grain then pulled through a pot of gold with 2 kinds of hops. Slainte!

Style: Red Ale
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Palisade
Malts: Pale, Crystal, Caramel, Roasted Barley

Taste Expectations: Clean & full malt flavor. Bready & caramel.  Slightly toasty. Subtle dark fruit. Candy-like finish.

Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft.  February Mutiny Fleet release

7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Heavy Seas


Headed for Heavy Seas Brewing’s Mutiny Fleet next year is AARSH Red Ale.  As you can probably figure out now, the beer is an Irish red, full of hops & flavor.

Style: Red Ale
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Palisade
Malts: Pale, Crystal, Caramel, Roasted Barley

8% ABV

Arrival: February-March 2011, 22oz Bombers

Posted in Now Tapping, Southern Tier Brewing

NOW TAPPING: Southern Tier Brewing

From what I see, the first of Southern Tier Brewing tappings are occurring in Atlanta.  If someone else is tapping today too – let me know….   Taco Mac’s in the Atlanta area – particularly Metropolis are adding Southern Tier additions.   Brickstore Pub also.

Today at Taco Mac Metro –

Hop Sun — American Pale Wheat, 4.9% ABV.  Sessionable summer wheat ale.  Dry hopped pale ale with flavors of wheat, barley, and hops.  Lemon zest and sweet malts also find their way in. Refreshing

Iniquity Imperial Black Ale — 8.9% ABV.  Called the “Antithesis of Unearthly,” this is a hoppy black ale, much like a black IPA.

Brickstore Pub –

Big Red — Imperial Red Ale, 9.5% ABV.  Single hopped w/ Hallertau. Spicy. Malty with sweet undertones.

UnEarthly IPA — Imperial IPA, 9.8% ABV.  Imperial IPA with huge hop bill.  Southern Tier describes it as aggressive.


Posted in New Releases, Porterhouse Brewing

New Launch – Porterhouse Brewing!

Not every brewery that comes to Georgia enters like a lion.  Some quitely hit the shelves, hoping to  intrigue the future drinker.  Porterhouse Brewing out of Dublin, Ireland did just that.  Recently hit Atlanta shelves with attractive packaging, very unique caps, waiting to be taken home.

Porterhouse Brewing’s Bio –

The Porterhouse team will stop at nothing to maintain and improve the quality of their beers. There is quite a lot involved in this. Apart from all the technical stuff (in which they are aided by the legendary Brendan Dobbin who, when not brewing, grows bananas in West Cork) they comb the planet in search of ideas.

The toll that this takes on the profit margin of the business and on their long-suffering livers doesn’t bear thinking about.

Unlike other breweries The Porterhouse believes that you can’t make silk purses out of sow’s ears or, for that matter, a Lexus GS400 from a Lada Riva 1600. We could go on forever with such analogies. Let’s just say that nobody in their right minds would try to make beer from…oh…rice, for example. Now would they?

At The Porterhouse raw material are paramount. Fresh hops are air-freighted at vast expense from the US, New Zealand, Germany and the Czech Republic. Closer to home, Kentish Goldings and Fuggles are selected with care more usually associated with choosing a marriage partner. Perhaps even more.

Ireland produces the finest pale malt on the face of the earth which is handy as it’s very close by, so to speak. (By the way, it’s raw Irish barley that adds that extra dimension to The Porterhouse stouts). England’s best maltster and roaster supplies special malts. (An Brainblasta contains no fewer than five malts to give it that caramel complexity. Add to that three distinct hops and you can see how this Extra Special Bitter Ale can convince you that you’re in the heart of England – but rest assured, it’s Guaranteed Irish!)

You may be very excited to know that The Porterhouse uses a traditional true top fermentation Bi strain Yorkshire stone squar yeast or, alternatively, your eyes may start to glaze over at this point. It’s highly flocculent and comes from the Old Romsey brewery in Kent by way of the East Riding Brewery. Are you still there? Nearly finished. The lager strain is a Saccharomyces uvarum and it, too, is pretty darn flocculent. It gives great natural clarity, reducing the need for filtration. Weiss yeast is used for wheat beer and this explains the banana scent. It has nothing to do with Brendan Dobbin’s greenhouse.

Direct-fired coppers are expensive but essential if you want the best results. Apart from anything else they minimise any sulphurous elements and…oh hell!… this could get very anoraky. On a more down-to-earth note, you wouldn’t believe the work involved in the manual cleaning. But it’s worth it.

The Porterhouse beers, you see, are made by people, not by machines. The team wouldn’t recognise automation if it bit them. These beers are formulated by people, brewed by people, tested by people. What you do with them is up to you but we suggest drinking it.

Beers currently here for your drinking pleasure –

Wrasslers – Irish Dry Stout, 4.8% ABV.  Hops include Galena, Nugget, East Kent, Goldings.  Malts – Pale, Crystal, Wheat, Flaked Barley.

Oyster Stout – Irish Dry Stout, 4.8% ABV.  Brewed with fresh oysters.  Hops – East Kent, Galena, Nugget.  Malts – Pale, Black, Flaked Barley.  Similar to Wrasslers.

Porterhouse Red – Irish Red Ale, 4.4% ABV.  Hops – Galena, Nugget, East Kent. Malts – Chocolate, Pale, Crystal, Wheat.  This red ale is malty, but balanced. Easy drinking red ale.

I mentioned the caps are unique.  They are pull tab tops.  Pick up a bottle and see what I’m talking about.  I think the only other beer I’ve seen with this type of cap is Baltika’s Cooler Lager.

Availability – These 3 offering are year round by Porterhouse.  Offering in single 12oz pull tab bottles.