Iron Horse Brewery Plans to Put Irish Death in a Can
December 15, 2015 - 10:34 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
ou don’t need market researchers or sales data to tell you that Iron Horse Brewery’s Irish Death is one of the most popular craft beers around here. In 2011, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill requiring every Irish bar in Washington to have it on tap. I’m kidding, of course. Right? Every since the early days of Iron Horse Brewery, when the late Jim Quilter was the owner/brewmaster, Irish Death has always captured a lot of attention.
The brewery just announced that it intends to start packaging Quilter’s Irish Death in 12-ounce cans. The beer is currently only available in 22-ounce bottles and 15.5-gallon cans, sometimes referred to as kegs. Six packs of 12-ounce cans should hit the shelves in the spring of 2016.
“If you know about Irish Death and you are reading this, you’re reaction to the news is probably, what the hell have you been waiting for Iron Horse?” said Owner and General manager Greg Parker. “If you don’t know about Irish Death, you are probably trying to figure out why putting a beer in a can is news. To both of those ponderings, I don’t have a good answer. To change the subject back to what I was talking about; Irish Death is going into 12 oz cans.”
“When I found out we were releasing Irish Death in cans I threw up with excitement,” said Ross Chalstrom, who we like to refer to as Cowboy Ross. “My hands are petite and my grip isn’t the strongest so the cans make getting Irish Death to my mouth easier.”