Some of you around the Rolla, MO area may have noticed Public House Best Ever Irish Red in stores. If you’re from Rolla – then you get it. If you’re not, here’s the story.
Each year, Rolla, MO is home to a spectacular St. Pat’s bash. Students and alumni from Missouri University of Science & Technology paint Pine Street (the main street running through downtown Rolla) green and a parade ensues, amongst many forms of revelry. With this local tradition happening in our hometown, it was befitting of us to create a beer perfect for the occasion.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re so excited to release this beautiful, commemorative beer in alignment with one of our city’s greatest celebrations,” explained Josh Stacy, Public House Co-founder.
Best Ever Irish Red is our seasonal beer, Flynn’s Irish Red, just with a commemorative label for those in the Rolla area to enjoy. The term “Best Ever” stands for The Best Ever St. Patrick’s Day because each year St. Pat’s in Rolla, MO just keeps getting better and better.
The art includes a deck of cards and features Saint Patrick holding a shillelagh (a walking stick used to ward off snakes) in one hand and a snake in the other. This represents the story of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, which students at Missouri S&T have incorporated into their annual festivities. Learn more about Missouri S&T St. Pat’s traditions here.
So, when you crack open a Best Ever Irish Red, you’ll be enjoying an extremely sessionable beer that lends itself well to this holiday. The malt-forward, toasty character of this ale will inspire you to revel in St. Pat’s making every sip, the… Best Ever. Cheers!
For more details about the history of St. Patrick’s Day in Rolla, MO read here.
ABV: 5% | IBU: 20 | SRM: 21