McAllister Irish Red Ale
Fiddlehead Brewery is a big supporter of good healthy competition in the local beer market. So when Matt learned that the Green Mountain Mashers (a Vermont home brew club) were hosting a Red Ale style competition, he wanted to get involved. Thus he offered incentive: The winning Red Recipe would be brewed in full scale at the Brewery!
In early November 2012, we had Marty Bonneau of Willston (1st place), and Brian Eckert (2nd place) of Burlington in to the brewery to help Matt brew a 10 barrel batch of Marty’s award winning McAllister Irish Red Ale. This beer uses some pale and caramel malts as well as a pinch of roasted barley to create a very malt forward beer with little residual sweetness. Fuggles, a traditional British hop, adds a slight earthy tone to this Red. As Marty puts it, “Not too big, not to malty, not too hoppy… it’ll be a good beer.”
22 IBUs & 5.6% ABV