The kind of ale that won wars, cured colds, sore holes, spots on the belly, boils on the bum… and charmed beautiful women.
Gilroy beers are 100% natural – brewed using only the finest malted barley grains, hops, yeasts, water, and of course love. With every batch, our team diligently observes the Irish Brewing Purity Laws – as written by Steve Gilroy himself, sometime during the last century.
We believe that a great beer should maintain a perfect balance between malty sweetness and aromatic bitterness, and carry this flavour profile from the first sip right down to the bottom of the keg.
The beer contains natural/low carbonation, allowing the flavours to dance across the tongue without causing distress to the tummy. Enjoy your Gilroy beer chilled (not frozen), and crash into an upright glass to achieve the desired head.
The Gilroy Coat-Of-Arms
The shield on the Gilroy coat-of-arms illustrates the origin, profession, and ethic of the Gilroy Family.
The top half of the shield proudly displays the three medieval dolphins, granted by heraldic law to the Gilroys of County Fermanagh, Ireland a long, long time ago.
The tankard (bottom left) shows that we are a brewing family, with a gift for beer drinking.
The gauntlet (bottom right), with the extended middle finger can be easily misinterpreted – depending on whether you smile or not. The Gilroy gauntlet should always be accompanied with a broad smile. It is a friendly challenge to any other brewer to brew a better beer (we don’t think it’s possible!) It also serves as a friendly greeting at Gilroy’s, and translates as “It’s always a lovely day for a beer. Let’s have a few.”
The Gilroy Premium Lager (ABV: 4%)
The Gilroy Premium Lager is a European-style lager – hand crafted using the finest kilned malted barley, Czech Saaz hops, and Gilroy’s wonderful lager yeast. A well balanced, flavoursome, and naturally carbonated lager; it is a session beer which fills the mouth with great body and a classically dry finish.
The Gilroy Favourite Pale Ale (ABV: 4%)
The Gilroy Favourite Pale Ale is a superb ale, brewed with golden and crystal malts, a secret blend of hops, Gilroy’s ale yeast, and a dash of honey. This beer is well bodied and extremely easy to drink. Underlying flavours of round summer fruit and slightly caramalised honey make it, in the words of B.J. Lankwarden, “a fantastic session beer with a balanced finish which makes you want to order another straight away.”
The Gilroy Traditional Ruby Ale (ABV: 4.5%)
The Gilroy Traditional Ruby Ale is a magnificent explosion of flavours on the tongue. It is brewed using perfectly kilned malted barley, a secret blend of hops, and a truly majestic yeast. A hand-crafted beer to come home to, the Gilroy Traditional is about traditional values, authenticity, and elegantly rustic flavours. A thing of beauty and a joy forever.
The Gilroy Serious Dark Ale (ABV: 5.5%)
A rich, strong ale for the serious drinker. The amber and roasted malts yield a dark, warm, claret hue to the Gilroy Serious Dark Ale. Hold your glass to the light, and in the deep colour of the Serious, warm ruby shades are revealed. With flavours of dark chocolate, licquorice, and roasted coffee, it is a beer with flavours in places other beers don’t have places. Brewed using only the finest kilned malted barley, noble hops, and a truly majestic yeast. To quote B.J. Lankwarden, “The Gilroy Serious is a rare hand-crafted masterpiece from the southern hemisphere.”
The Gilroy Genuine Ginger Beer (ABV: 4%)
Granny Gilroy’s naughty secret – a crystal clear, and glowing amber coloured alcoholic ginger beer that dances on the tongue. A rounded, full flavoured ginger experience, the Gilroy Genuine Ginger Beer is made from our unique blend of four subtly different real ginger roots, malted barley, and is without and flavourants or preservatives. Nothing tastes as good as real ginger. Based on Granny’s secret recipe, it leaves the tongue fulfilled and refreshingly gingery.