Following on the heels of their successful Beoir na Nollag Christmas beer, Mescan Brewery have now launched the first of the Seven Virtues series of one-off brews; Seven Virtues Lager.
Founded by ex-veterinary surgeons Bart Adons and Cillian O’Moráin and named after the monk Mescan, St. Patrick’s personal brewer, Mescan is brewed on the slopes of Croagh Patrick, near Westport in Co. Mayo.
Crisp and slightly dry-hopped, Seven Virtues Lager is a nod in the direction of both tradition and innovation. “Our brew harks right back back to the roots of traditional lagers, quite different to major commercial beers,” explains Cillian O’Moráin of Mescan Brewery. “Seven Virtues Lager has a more balanced and interesting flavour profile while maintaining the light, clean taste typical of lagers. We are very pleased with our first foray into this beer style.”
There are currently eight Mescan beers available (Seven Virtues Lager, Mescan Blond, Mescan White, Mescan Red Tripel, Mescan Saison, Mescan Extra, Westporter Stout and Mescan Special Reserve) in outlets including Redmonds of Ranelagh, Martins of Fairview, SuperValu Westport, Centra Westport, SuperValu Castlebar and through the website nationwide.
The next planned release from the Seven Virtues series will be the “wild and unconventional” Lambik beer.