On tap at Growler & Gill, dewy dry-spiced amber grain toasting and laid-back caramelized chocolate malting of an Irish Red Ale meets the piney red-orange fruiting of an American IPA. Below the surface, leafy hop musk contrasts dried-fruited pecan snag. A cheerfully wayward St. Patty’s Day treat.
On tap at Defiant, off-dry Irish Red balances barley-kilned pale malting, dewy tobacco-roasted earthiness and mild chestnut niceties in traditional Brit style. Distant red apple phenols and dried fig nuances stay behind.