Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company teams up with Boston’s Dropkick Murphys for their Claddagh Fund charity by bringing forth a smooth English-style Pub Ale called Barroom Hero, which debuts this month.
Claddagh Fund, a charity created in 2009 by Dropkick Murphys‘ frontman, Ken Casey. The Claddagh Fund’s mission is to raise money for the most underfunded non-profit organizations that support the most vulnerable populations in our communities.
“The Claddagh Fund has become the driving force behind what keeps the band so motivated. After a while being a musician, it’s nice to have purpose, and hopefully this carries on long after the band’s done,”said Casey.
Barroom Hero measures a 15 on the International Bitterness Unit (IBU) scale and a 30 on the Standard Reference Method (SRM) meter. As someone who hates really hoppy beers (I’m looking at you IPAs, you suck and I won’t pretend you don’t.), I am thrilled with how smooth Barroom Hero has been, especially since there is not horrible aftertaste…thank God for ports and stouts!
The rich flavors of this darker amber, which has hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate is everything I love about craft beers. Frankly, I’m quite sad that they are only available in 4-packs of 16 oz. as I would love to have a case in the refrigerator.
“We all agreed this was the perfect beer to join the band on their upcoming U.S. tour. It’s genuine, with body and flavor. Not another red ale or stout,” said Chris Rockwood, head brewer at Magic Hat Brewing Company.