Embodies all the characteristics true of an Irish Red Ale fruity and aromatic with a distinctive hop character and traditional sweet malt blend balanced by a roast finish. Appearance: Ruby red in color and pours with a dense lasting white head. Aroma: There is an unmistakable fruity and almost herbal quality to the aroma due to the late addition of Mt. Hood hops. Flavor: A traditional light hop flavor balances the sweet malty caramel taste which finishes with a distinctive roast bite. Aftertaste: The addition of a pinch of roast barley during the brewing process lends a distinctive bite which is balanced by a crisp medium bitterness. Food Pairings: Pairs well with any roast dishes or barbequed food and very good with hard cheese types.
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, we are proud to have been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years. As a craft brewery we brew our beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour. It takes a combination of passion and respect for the craft, curiosity and creativity to build a good craft brewery and to brew great beers. Share in our passion, taste our beers, explore a brief insight into O’Hara’s Beers through our website and we’d be happy to have you join us one day at the brewery.