Brewed to honour Diarmund McCarthy Mor, the king of South Munster and founder the site of our brewery, Chieftain IPA puts a taste of his power in your hands.

The Origin of “India Pale Ale”

India Pale Ale was the answer to the problem of how to get good ale from Britain to India in the 18th century. Unlike other beers drank at the time, IPAs were able to survive long voyages into warm climates without souring. IPA had this long-lasting effect by brewers adding more preservative-enhancing hops and brewing the beer to high alcohol contents.

IPA Today:

Indian Pale Ale was born out of utility, but has evolved into a style of beer that takes inspiration from the original in modern IPA’s hoppy flavour and generous alcohol content.

Chieftain IPA

Many modern IPAs have a startling bitterness that discourages the casual drinker- you either love it or you hate it! Chieftain IPA has been designed for casual enjoyment. It has a mild and fresh hoppiness and a moderate alcohol content at 5.5% ABV, but still maintains the powerful presence of an Indian Pale Ale.

Brewer: Franciscan Well | ABV: 5.5% | Price: €5.50

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