Brigid’s Ale is a celebration of Kildare and the heritage of St. Brigid, Ireland’s patron saint of beer. It is our first commercial beer, we brewed it in Trouble brewing just up the road from us in Kill and developed the recipe with award winning qualified brewer Brendan Murphy.
It was important to us that this traditional ale reflects its place of origin and so it is made in Kildare, using barely grown and malted in Kildare, Kildare water, Kildare honey from our own bees who forage on the edge of the Irish National Stud and heaps of Kildare passion!
Brigid’s Ale is a rich copper colour, with a floral, honeyed nose which is balanced with earthy hops. This unfiltered ale has a pronounced malty character and a roasted mild coffee flavour, with toast and bread crust notes followed by a lingering, refreshingly bitter finish. It tastes like beer should. It is delicious on it own but would be great served with hard cheeses, honey roast nuts, or roast Curragh lamb.
To reflect the seasonality of the ingredients we use, the season when the beer is brewer is listed on the label; we are currently serving Brigid’s Ale (spring).