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.
PAPA – 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.
Local 3.0 – Huber’s Rye Pale Ale
At least once a year we put out a special beer as homage to our local firefighters.
Barbara Huber is Pueblo’s newly appointed fire chief as of August 2019. She has been with the Pueblo Local 3 fire fighters for more than 20 years! This new role for her will be the first time in Pueblo’s history that a woman will hold that position. We are honored to dedicate this beer to her and look forward to see what this new journey bring to our lovely community! Raise a glass and ‘Cheers’ to Fire Chief Huber!
This year we are showcasing a Pale Ale made with the addition of rye and honey malt as well as Cascade hops. This beer is easily approachable and will tingle the taste buds of a wide range of craft beer lovers. This well balance beer has just enough spiciness from the rye and sweetness from the honey malt to compliment the floral profile of the moderately used Cascade hops. 6.0 ABV
This is the first beer in a series of IPAs, all focused on innovation, passion, quality ingredients and more than anything, flavor.
This particular IPA is of the Hazy variety. What that means specifically (for all the beer enthusiast) is that the grain used in this beer is rich with proteins which lends itself to the hop oils be caught in suspension between those proteins. Oats, both malted and flaked as well as Dextrine malt and the addition of White Wheat all contribute to these highly modified protein rich malts. On top of that the hops used are all extremely floral and citrus like in flavor. NO bittering hops where used in the making of this beer. All hop additions came during the whirlpool and during copious dry-hopping sessions. 6.3 ABV
Golden Afternoon – Golden Ale with Citrus, Sugar and Salt
This easy drinking Golden Ale incorporates Mediterranean sea-salt, the juice and zest of a copious amount of limes, oranges, as well as Mexican cane sugar (also referred to as Piloncillo/Panela or Rapadura). This beer is rooted in tradition while broadened by nuanced style. This beer’s light body and crisp, yet dry assertiveness, makes this a great beer for everybody! While the summer heat is upon us this beer is sure to quench the pallet and broaden our taste-buds.
“You can learn a lot of things from the flowers
For especially in the month of June
There’s a wealth of happiness and romance
All in the golden afternoon.”
– Lyrics from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”, 1952
4.8% ABV 10 IBU