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Third Circle Red Ale being poured from the bottle

red

Crisp and fruity with a hoppy finish.

Third Circle Red has a berry, hoppy freshness with a toasty, malt backbone. Our red does not fit easily into any historical style but is more an amalgam of influences: Special Bitters; Irish Reds and American Ambers. Its aroma of citrus and red berries comes from the Summit and Bramling Cross hops, while its assertive bitterness is balanced with the sweetness of caramel malts.

Ingredients: Pale ale malt, medium and dark crystal, Summit, Bramling Cross, American Ale yeast. 5% ABV

It has been suggested that the Irish Red Ale was derived from traditional English Bitters. Perhaps owing to a lack of native hop farming in Ireland, the traditional Irish Red Ale was sweeter than English Bitters with a distinctively malty character. Third Circle Red goes back to the future, blending these traditional styles with some modern, citrussy US hops.

Third Circle Red: enjoy with roasted meats, hearty stews, hard goats' cheeses and milder blue cheeses, perfect with Christmas dinner.

saison

Dry, golden and refreshing.

Third Circle Saison is an old world farmhouse ale with a new world twist. Using a distinctive Saison yeast, it has the refreshing, fruity flavour of a Belgian ale blended with the aroma of carefully selected new world hops. It is tasty, fruity and, in keeping with the farmhouse ale and Saison style, a real thirst-quencher.

Ingredients: Malted barley, malted wheat, oats, medium crystal, Saphir, Cascade and El Dorado hops, Saison yeast. 5.2% ABV

Third Circle Saison being poured from the bottle into a tulip pint glass

Third Circle’s Saison is quite delicious and
full of character, with plenty of fruit and fresh subtle citrus notes

John Wilson, The Irish Times

The Saison is a difficult style to define, originating in Belgium where it was enjoyed primarily by seasonal farm workers “saisonnière”. Its only defining characteristic is the yeast, expressive of spices and fruit, and its dry, crisp finish. Third Circle Saison is a modern reinterpretation of the style, bringing a little bit of new world into this classic ale with El Dorado, Cascade and Saphir hops but keeping it fruity and dry, just as those saisonnière would have liked it.

Third Circle Saison: enjoy with fish or light starters, or as a refreshing accompaniment to lighter spicy food.

Food pairing: Fennel and beef brisket cooked in Third Circle Red Ale
Food Pairing: A bowl of mussels being served with Third Circle Saison
Food Pairing: A bowl of mussels and freshly baked bread being served with Third Circle Saison
Enjoying Third Circle beers over dinner in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. Ireland
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