Our Beer

Shannon Irish Red Photo with GlassAll Natural Fire-Brewed Beer

At Shannon Brewing Company, we are passionate about great beer—all natural, beautiful, wholesome, easy-drinking beer! The brewery crafts all of its beer the way it was done centuries ago — with pure spring water, all natural ingredients and FIRE. The Shannon Brewery engineered and commissioned a one-of-a-kind brewhouse, allowing it to heat its mash (grain + water) and wort (sweet liquid extracted from the mash) with fire, giving its beer a unique malt-forward style.

All Shannon Brewery beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized — store it refrigerated. Better yet, drink it while it’s young. Please see the link to All Natural Beer, if you have questions about storing our beer.

YEAR ROUND BEERS

Shannon Irish Red CanShannon Irish Red — Year Round (Available in kegs and cans)

Shannon Irish Red has a beautiful deep copper hue associated with fine Crystal Malts. This ale also has a wonderful malty start, a gentle hop aroma and crisp clean finish. Our red ale has a perfect balance between malt flavor and hop aroma with subtle hints of baked fruit. Shannon Irish Red is our nod to Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland. Just in case you are curious, we will NEVER brew a green beer.

ALC by Vol: 5.5%  •  IBU: 38  •  SRM: 23  •  Serve At: 40º F – 50º F
Awards:
• 2015 Silver Medal — Alltech Commonwealth Cup

 

Shannon Mór IPA (India Pale Ale) — Year Round (Available in kegs and cans)

Shannon Mór IPA (Mór is Irish for BIG) is an American-style IPA — full of yummy hop goodness. It is brewed to be a BIG celebration of aromatic hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo to be exact. Most of the hop additions are done very late in the boil or added during primary fermentation. The dry hops are recirculated in primary to ensure a complex hop flavor and aroma without being too bitter.

ALC by Vol: 6.5%    •   IBU: 65   •   SRM: 7   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F
Awards:
• 2017 Silver Medal — Best of Craft Beer Awards

 

Shannon Blackberry Crystal Wheat — Summer Seasonal  (Available in kegs and cans)

Shannon Blackberry Crystal Wheat is a very drinkable Kristallweizen — a wheat beer that has been clarified through our centrifuge. This wonderful base beer is infused with real blackberry fruit, giving it a lovely blackberry flavor and an amazing purple color. The sugar from the blackberries ferments out making the beer very refreshing with a subtly dry fruit flavor and great color. In a word…awesome!

ALC by Vol: 6.2%    •   IBU: 25   •   SRM: PRPL  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F
Awards:
• 2018 Best Wheat Beer — Hops and Props Beer Festival
• 2018 Best of Show “People’s Choice” — Hops and Props Beer Festival


Shannon Pussy Willow Pilsner — Year Round (Available in kegs and cans)

Shannon Pussy Willow Pilsner is a light and very approachable pilsner. This beer is perfectly balanced with a subtle malt backbone and a light hop flavor. Shannon Pussy Willow Pilsner is named for the blooming tree representing luck, good fortune, and prosperity — something we all need. It is brewed with Pilsen, Vienna and Munich malts and lightly hopped with Tettnang and Saaz, then lagered for 40+ days.

ALC by Vol: 5.9%  •  IBU: 25  •  SRM: 5  •  Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Chocolate Stout — Year Round (Available in kegs and cans)Shannon Chocolate Stout Can
Shannon Chocolate Stout is exactly what the name suggests—a rich, subtly sweet, lightly hopped ale — satisfying and perfectly balanced. Our milk stout is brewed to have a deeper, almost black hue that surprises the drinker with its wonderful chocolate aroma, a slightly sweet first taste and a complex rewarding finish. Our fire-brewed process delicately caramelizes the sugars in the dark wort and accentuates the malty flavors in the roasted barley and chocolate malts. The addition of raw cocoa nibs during fermentation impart subtle chocolaty aromas that make this stout a year-round treat.

ALC by Vol: 5.7%    •   IBU: 31   •   SRM: 36   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F
Awards:
• 2015 Gold Medal — U.S. Open Beer Championship
• 2016 Gold Medal — Best of Craft Beer Awards

 

BREWER’S SERIES BEERS

Shannon Pineapple Head IPA — Available until Gone..Gone Until Available
Pineapple Head IPA is a rich and wonderful hazy IPA. This New England style IPA is hopped with Warrior, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo then refermented with pineapple puree right before another dry hop addition to give it a beautiful light yellow haze and great pineapple aroma while maintaining perfect balance between sweet and bitter. In a word…awesome!

ALC by Vol: 6.8%    •   IBU: 66   •   SRM: Pineapple Haze

Shannon Peach Wheat — Available until Gone..Gone Until Available
Shannon Peach Wheat is brewed as a kristallweizen and fermented with peach puree. The resulting beer is a peach treat with great aroma and peach flavor while still maintaining the qualities of a wheat beer. This is a poolside crushable beer!

ALC by Vol: 6.2%    •   IBU: 23   •   SRM: Peachy

 

SEASONAL BEERS

Shannon Irish Coffee Cream Ale — Spring Seasonal  (Available in kegs and cans)Shannon Irish Cream Ale Can
Shannon Irish Coffee Cream Ale is our modern spin on an ancient Irish recipe. Shannon Irish Coffee Cream Ale is brewed to have a subtle malt start and the rich character associated with the finest Irish pale ales. It is fermented with ale yeast starting at a relatively low temperature. The temperature is allowed to climb over several days, causing the yeast to accentuate the malt character with some nuttiness and baked fruit notes. This combination of fermentation temperatures gives Shannon Irish Cream Ale a complex malt start with wonderful fruit aromas reminiscent of apricot and pears. We age this beer on whole coffee beans from our friends at White Rock Coffee and whole vanilla beans to give this beer a wonderful vanilla coffee aroma and flavor. In a word…awesome!

ALC by Vol: 5.1%    •   IBU: 35   •   SRM: 19   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Honey Porter CanShannon Honey Porter — Fall Seasonal  (Available in kegs and cans) Shannon Honey Porter is a rich and complex Baltic Porter that starts with a subtle malty sweetness and finishes beautifully dry. This beer is brewed to have a complex blend of deep malt, dried fruit esters, and a little higher ABV than our other beers. We add Texas wildflower honey during the whirlpool stage so the beer has a slight honey aroma without too much sweetness.

ALC by Vol: 6.5%    •   IBU: 27   •   SRM: 30   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

LIMITED RELEASE BEERS

Shannon DIPA (Double IPA) CanShannon Double IPA — YEARLY  (Available in kegs and cans)
Shannon Double IPA (DIPA) is a bigger version of our English-style IPA and is a showcase for some very tasty and aromatic hops. Along with having double the hop load of our year-round IPA, Shannon DIPA has a much higher OG, giving it a little more kick than its English-style cousin. Our DIPA gets three dry-hop sessions to give it a superior hop aroma, while maintaining balance and approachability.

ALC by Vol: 8.2%    •   IBU: 70   •   SRM: 18  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Imperial Red CanShannon Imperial Red — YEARLY  (Available in kegs and cans)
Shannon Imperial Red is a rich, full-bodied, complex Red Ale. It is brewed to have a bready malt start balanced with a subtle hop aroma and slight alcohol bite. Shannon Imperial Red has some of the complexities of our Irish Red but this is a bigger version with more pronounced caramel, more fruit on the nose and a higher alcohol content.

ALC by Vol: 8.0%    •   IBU: 39   •   SRM: 24  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Wee Heavy CanShannon Wee Heavy — YEARLY  (Available in kegs and cans)

Shannon Wee Heavy is a rich, full-bodied, slightly sweet Scotch Ale. It is brewed to have a big malt start with hints of caramel and baked fruit balanced with a slight noble hop aroma. Shannon Wee Heavy is a malt-forward ale with a subtle peat character and an enjoyable alcohol warmth. This winter beer is surprisingly easy to drink and has a pleasant full-bodied yet rounded profile.

ALC by Vol: 8.5%    •   IBU: 27   •   SRM: 29  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Super Saison — YEARLY  (Available in kegs and cans)
Shannon Super Saison is a straw-colored powerhouse saison. It has a wonderful citrus aroma and a refreshing / sparkling first taste with a clean, dry finish. The higher alcohol is hidden at first but it’s certainly there on the finish.

ALC by Vol: 9.5%    •   IBU: 28   •   SRM: 7  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

 

Shannon Grapefruit IPA — Summer Seasonal  (Available in kegs and cans)
Shannon Grapefruit IPA is as thirst quenching as the name suggests. This citrus treat is based on our
award-winning IPA balanced with the perfect amount
of grapefruit on the nose and palate. The addition of grapefruit changes this beer completely, providing a delicate grapefruit aroma without overpowering the hops and a wonderful grapefruit taste that
is accentuated by the natural bitter of our IPA.

ALC by Vol: 6.2%    •   IBU: 68   •   SRM: 14  •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

BARREL AGED BEERS

Shannon Chocolate Bourbon Stout — Keg only
Shannon Chocolate Bourbon Stout starts life as our award-winning Chocolate Stout — a rich, subtly sweet, lightly hopped milk stout. We then age our wonderful stout in bourbon barrels. This slightly boozy treat is brewed to have an almost black hue, a wonderful chocolate aroma and a hint of bourbon on the nose. The first taste is slightly sweet and balanced with a rewarding taste of bourbon — boozy!

ALC by Vol: 8.5%    •   IBU: 29   •   SRM: 36   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Chocolate Rum Stout — Keg only
Shannon Chocolate Rum Stout starts out as our award-winning Chocolate Stout — a rich, subtly sweet, lightly hopped milk stout. We then age our wonderful stout in a mix of can sugar and molasses rum barrels. This slightly boozy treat is brewed to have an almost black hue, a wonderful chocolate aroma and a rich rum flavor. The first taste is slightly sweet and balanced with a rewarding taste of rum. This is one of Shannon’s all-time favorites!

ALC by Vol: 8.5%    •   IBU: 29   •   SRM: 36   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F

 

Shannon Bourbon Barrel Irish Red — Keg only
Shannon Bourbon Barrel Irish Red starts life as our award-winning Irish Red Ale — a wonderful malt-forward, gently hopped beer with a crisp clean finish. We then age our wonderful Irish Red in bourbon barrels from Witherspoon Distillery. The aging process imparts a wonderful bourbon aroma and mellows this beer even more. The oak character enhances the caramel and the crystal malts. The aroma is bourbon mixed with baked fruits, the first taste has a nice malt character followed with a rewarding taste of bourbon  — delicious!

ALC by Vol: 7.6%    •   IBU: 38   •   SRM: 27   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F
Awards:
• 2017 Bronze Medal — Best of Craft Beer Awards

Shannon Bourbon Barrel Honey Porter — Keg only
Shannon Bourbon Barrel Aged Honey Porter starts life as our wonderful Honey Porter — a rich and complex Baltic Porter that starts with a subtle malty sweetness and finishes beautifully dry. We then age our wonderful porter in bourbon barrels from Witherspoon Distillery. The bourbon is certainly present on the aroma but not overpowering. The first taste is malt-forward balanced nicely with a rewarding taste of bourbon!

ALC by Vol: 7.8%    •   IBU: 26   •   SRM: 33   •   Serve At: 40º F – 50º F