Related: Made-In-Mass. Irish Stouts
Samuel Adams Irish Red
Boston Beer Co.
For nearly 30 years and counting, Sam Adams has cranked out quality craft beer, and has rarely disappointed. So when it comes to making a beer for the hometown crowd, you just have to expect it’s good. This beer was a pet project of Sam Adams brewer Bob Cannon. He originally brewed it for his wedding.
Quinn’s Amber Ale
Wachusett Brewing Co.
Quinn’s Amber Ale is named after a man with an Irish last name who also happens to have been Wachusett’s founding brewer, Peter Quinn. Wachusett has been brewing this January-April seasonal since 1998.
Harpoon Celtic Red
Harpoon Brewing Co.
Remember learning logic in school? There was the old ‘If A=B and B=C, then A=C.’ In this case: Harpoon makes beer. Harpoon is headquartered in South Boston. Therefore, Harpoon must brew a Celtic Ale (If you missed the connection, Southie = Irish). The Celtic Ale is Harpoon’s Spring seasonal.
Shillelagh Irish Red Nitro Ale
Watch City Brewery
We imagine that if Irish red and Irish stout made a love child, this is what it would look like. Shillelagh Irish Red Nitro Ale is rich and red in color, but the injected nitrogen makes it light and fluffy as well. You can find it at a few select bars around town. You can also pick it up in growler form from the brewery in Waltham.
Irish Red Ale
Welcome to Worcester, where the up-and-coming Wormtown Brewery is cranking out some fantastic beers these days. One of them happens to be a 5% ABV smooth and easy drinking Irish Ale.
Cape Cod Red – Red, Right Return
Cape Cod Brewing Co.
If you can’t get enough of the reds, here’s the good news: Cape Cod Brewing serves their signature beer year round. The bad news: it’s tough to find off-Cape. There are a handful stores that carry it though.