The Shamrock was the first craft brewery in Pueblo, Colorado and has been brewing the best craft beer in Southern Colorado since 2005. Originally founded as an Irish pub over sixty years ago, it is fitting that our Irish Red and Irish Porter are always on tap along with Steel City Gold and PAPA (Pueblo American Pale Ale).
We are passionate about craft beer and always have a seasonal or something new on tap. Don’t miss our Coconut Chocolate Porter (aka Death by Coconut, a collaboration), 3rd Street Coffee Stout (brewed with coffee from our neighbor Solar Roast), BIG PAPA (DIPA), Wee Heavy (Scotch Strong), or Ginger Baker (5280 Magazine Beer Buzz) to name a few. Come enjoy craft beer Colorado style!
Currently on Tap
Steel City Gold – Golden Ale
Craft beer doesn’t always have to be aggressive. Fresh, crisp, and clean is what this beer is all about. 5% ABV.
Irish Red – Irish Red Ale
Our Irish style red ale combines Pale, Crystal, and Melanoidin malts to produce a caramel sweetness in this smooth, easy drinking beer. Noble hops provide a mild bitterness but allow the malty caramel flavors to dominate the taste of this beer. 5.0% ABV.
Irish Porter – Brown Porter
In Ireland, especially in Dublin in the late 1700’s, this style of beer became a favorite of blue collar workers. The drink was known as “plain porter” or just “plain”. This is the drink referred to in the famous Flann O’Brien poem, The Workman’s Friend: “A pint of plain is your only man.” Dark in color, this beer contains a robust flavor from the use of caramel and chocolate malts. 4.8% ABV.
P.A.P.A. – Pueblo American Pale Ale
This American pale ale layers Columbus, CItra, and Amarillo hops over a light body so you can get intimate with them. While the hop bill remains the same, Keith will use slightly different hops throughout the year in dry hopping to keep things interesting. 6.2% ABV.
“WEE HEAVY” – Scotch Strong Ale
Scotch Strong Ales, also known as “Wee Heavy”, are characterized by a strong alcohol content, rich caramel sweetness, full body, and little to no hop character. The style was believed to have originated in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland in the 18th century. 9.6% ABV
Serenity Now! Imperial Stout
This Pueblo Imperial Stout is dedicated to Frank Costanza, arguably one of the finest characters on the hit TV show Seinfeld. This Imperial Stout is opaque black in color, with heavy notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and black-strap molasses. The addition of orange zest and a small amount of Swiss chocolate add to this beers forever growing complexity. The Nugget hop variety provides a subtle herbal dryness balancing the light citrus notes of Valencia orange zest and finishes with a hearty slap of heavy roasted espresso. At 8.6% ABV, this fine beer may be all the serenity you need this holiday season.
Cashmere Sweater – Belgian Amber Ale Aged on Tart Pie Cherries and Dates
This Belgian amber ale is aged on tart pie cherries & dates. It’s a bright amber color with aromas of caramel on grainy nut toast, dried fruits and hints of earthy hops. Flavors follow through on a supple entry to dry-yet-fruity medium body with excellent integration and depth. Finishes with long complex waves of delicate cherry cider, dried fruit and grassy hops. An excellent amalgamation of traditional Belgian and more modern, fruit-driven flavors. 8.2% ABV.
3rd Street Coffee Stout
Once again, the Shamrock brew-crew has teamed up with the folks at Solar Roast Coffee to bring you a rich and complex sweet coffee stout. Mike Hartkop and his roasters took the time to medium roast coffee beans from the Chiapas area of Mexico. Chiapas beans are known for their medium body, mild acidity and delicate sweetness. They were then cold-pressed to add into this neighborly collaboration. Cold pressing the coffee for this beer means that more subtle flavors come across with less tart and bitterness. 7.1% ABV.