Copper Coast Irish Red Ale
By far the best of Ireland’s Vienna
malt-influenced red ales.
The World Atlas of Beer, Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont
Named for the famed geopark along the scenic coastline that runs between Dungarvan and Tramore, our red ale lives up to its name by pouring an intense copper colour in the glass.
This is a smooth, fruity ale with a definite caramel character created by the use of crystal malt in the brewing process but with an added hop balance that is not always present in red ales and which offsets the sweetness of the caramel flavours.
Suggested serving temperature is ‘cellar temperature’ which would be about 8—14°C but this comes down to personal choice — if you prefer it cooler or warmer then go for it!
As with all our beers, the bottles will contain a yeast sediment which is a by-product of the bottle conditioning process. This sediment is completely harmless and fine to drink, but if you prefer a clearer beer then leave the last drop in the bottle.
Cheese pairings: Works well with semi-hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda styles etc. which have a sweetness which works well with the sweetness of the malt profile of the beer.
Food Pairings: This is a beer that works well with most meat dishes but in particular roast meats as the caramels of both the beer and the meat complement each other fantastically.
Recipes: Pork Belly.
Alcohol: 4.3% ABV
Hops: Northern Brewer, Challenger
Calories: 215 per 500ml