On Tap

On Tap 3/14/14: St. Patty’s Day Blowout Part 2
On Tap 3/14/14: St. Patty’s Day Blowout Part 2

Rosatis

 

On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 701 S. Gregory, Urbana.  217-328-2334.

It’s Round Two of the Irish Red Ales.  As we get you prepped and ready for St. Pat’s Day, we want you to think about drinking more than just green beer or even just Guiness.   (Not that there’s anything wrong with Guiness, we love Guiness, but there’s other cool Irish Beers out there as well.)

The Reds

Next up: Smithwick’s Premium Irish Ale.  This is a good example of an Irish Ale.  If you’ve never had one, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start.  This is a pretty well balanced beer.  It carries a bit of bitterness from the hops but has that malt goodness adding some sweet notes throughout.  There’s a bit of a roasty, coffee vibe here as well.  All in all, a good beer.  Ryan and I both gave it a 6 while Shane gave it a 5.5

Our final Irish Red is Murphy’s Premium Red Ale.  I had heard a lot of good things about this particular beer, and I have to say it lived up to it’s hype.  This is a really good beer.  This has a full flavor going on.  It’s sweet from the malts, a bit spicey from the hops without being bitter, there’s a caramel essence in there as well.  It’s got a pretty clean finish.  We all dig it.  Ryan and I give this one an 8, while Shane ups the game to a 9.  If you’re only going to have one Irish beer this St. Patty’s Day (that’s not Guiness) we highly recomend Murphy’s Premium Red Ale.

Next up:  We start mixing Guiness with other beers because St. Pats.

 

Recent Headlines

in Music

The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ pics fetch $230K

Fresh
abbeyroad

Six discarded images from the iconic album shoot have been sold at auction.

in Entertainment

Natalie Dormer wants more nudity in ‘Game of Thrones’

Fresh
nataliedormer

The "Game of Thrones" star wants more male nudity in the raunchy medieval-fantasy series.

in Music

Amy Adams starring in Janis Joplin biopic

Fresh
amyadams

The movie is expected to start filming next year.

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Odell Beckham’s amazing catch

Fresh
11-overlay3

It could be the greatest catch of his career: Watch Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham pull in a TD with just one hand.

in Entertainment

‘Hunger Games’ tops box office, sets new record

Fresh
In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to score the year's biggest U.S. opening.