OK, so I feel bad. I keep reviewing beers that you can’t get around here. But hey, if you travel through somewhere and see this then you’ll know to grab it and bring it home to share! This is also an awesome beer with a great story.
Brewer: Rivertown Brewing Company
Style: Smoked Irish Red Ale
Alcohol by volume: 6.2%
When I posted my review of Sam Adam’s Irish Red and noted how generic it was for the style a friend of mine suggested I try 3 Floyds Brian Boru, saying it would “give me a whole new Irish Red perspective.” That it certainly did. Brian Boru is a far cry from Sam’s Irish Red and is unlike any other Irish Red, or any other beer, I’ve encountered before. Read on after the break to find out why….
I’m not sure how I’ve missed trying this beer before. Being a son of Ireland I’m a sucker for anything Irish, and Irish Reds have always had a special place in my heart as Killian’s was one of the first “better” beers I graduated to after years of Natty Light. So on to my review of Sam Adam’s Irish Red… which is really not much of an original name (more on that in a minute).