Shillelagh Irish Pale Ale

Shillelagh Irish Pale Ale

Availability: Spring 2019 Starting 2/15/19 at the Release party/Fundraiser for the Cape Cod St Patrick’s Parade

Style: Irish Pale Ale

Description: “Crushable” Pale Ale with an Irish twist

We were approached by the head of the Cape Cod St Patrick’s Parade, and asked to consider making a beer to help celebrate and promote the annual local parade celebrating all things Irish on Cape Cod. Because the parade has been an annual event near and dear to our hearts, the answer same easily – YES!

The beer was designed to be easy drinking and not too high in alcohol, so that you could enjoy more than one. Made with Irish Ale Malt, and clover honey, this beer is Irish through and through.

Join us at the Parade on Saturday March 9th

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer goes to support the Annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade, which takes place annually in Yarmouth, proceeding from the Bass River Sports Complex to the Higgins Crowell Road. It is a fun day celebrating all things Irish on Cape Cod and we are happy to help support it! Click here for details.

About the name: (from Wikipedia)
shillelagh or blackthorn stick is a wooden walking stick and club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob at the top. It is associated with Ireland and Irish folklore.

About the label:
The shillelagh on the label was owned by the grandfather of our retail manager, Cara Lombardi. He had brought it from Ireland when he moved here. We were thrilled to be able to photograph it for the label.

The photo/landscape on the label is the Cliffs of Moher. (from Wikipedia) The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 8.6 miles. At their southern end, they rise 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and, 4.9 miles to the north, reach their maximum height of 702 ft just north of O’Brien’s Tower, a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs, built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien, then continue at lower heights. The closest settlements are Liscannor to the south and Doolin to the north.

From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. The cliffs rank among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, with around 1.5 million visits per annum.

OG: 11.5 °P (1.046SG)   ABV: 4.8%   IBUs: 17

Malts: Irish Ale Malt, Oat Malt, Amber Malt and 50 lbs of Clover Honey

Hops: Nugget

Food Pairing: Shepard’s Pie, and a Red Head. (grin)A

Packaging (subject to availability): growlers, 16oz cans, and on draft.