- 08 Apr 19
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The Carlow Brewing Company – also known as O’Hara’s – is never far off our taste-testing radar. And for good reason! This well-established craft beer business has been concocting sumptuous tipples for 24 years now and rarely puts a foot wrong.
Now, the most anticipated collaboration since Jay Z and Kanye has arrived, with O’Hara’s teaming up with Tullamore D.E.W. to brew the limited edition Irish Wit.
This unique beer is a take on the classic Wit style and is brewed using 50% wheat malt, flaked oats, local ale malt and fermented with Tullamore D.E.W.’s own yeast. The collaboration was based on the idea of designing a beer specifically to pair with Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey.
And what a result! The Irish Wit has a complex and full aroma bursting with sweet orange and zesty lemon notes. It features a mix of sweet and dry, with strong citrus flavours of orange followed by hints of lemon, banana and grapefruit leading to a clean and refreshing mouthful.
Foodwise, the beer pairs well with spicy dishes, as well as seafood and shellfish. It also offsets the clean saltiness of a Greek Salad perfectly, and, if you’re serving the beer with a cheeseboard, it works best with goat’s cheese or feta.
O’Hara’s X Tullamore D.E.W. ‘Irish Wit’ is available in select independent bars, off-licences and retailers.
Trust us, you’ll want to get your hands on this one!
Royal Oak Rd, Moneybeg, Co. Carlow
Tel: (059) 972 0509