Triceratops Brewing rings in the spring with two beers of Irish descent


Triceratops Brewing of Tumwater, WA recently announced the release of two beers in cans, both of which are a nod to the brewery’s Irish roots. Here is more info about the beer and the releases, straight from the brewery:


Triceratops Brewing to Ring in Spring with Two New Can Releases

(Tumwater, Wash.) February 24, 2020 — Triceratops Brewing, a small, family-owned beer company in Washington’s south sound region, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pair of new canned offerings: Irish Lager and Collin James Irish Red Ale. This is the debut release of Irish Lager, while Collin James has been part of the brewery’s draft lineup for several years. Both styles pair well with familiar Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie, oysters, or fish and chips. And for co-owner and head brewer Rob Horn, the decision to can these two beers was an easy one.

“I’ve always liked malty Irish beer,” he says. “My family has Irish heritage and back home in New Jersey, my local was a tavern near the Pennsylvania state line called the Warrenside. When we were still dating, my wife Kelly and I would go there and drink Harp and Guinness. These beers represent our roots.”

Irish Lager (4.9% ABV) is a premium lager brewed with Pilsner malt from Ireland and East Kent Golding hops. Floral, earthy and slightly grassy on the nose, the aroma brings to mind a spring meadow, while the golden color suggests a light, crisp taste with notes of honey. Above all, the appeal of this easy-drinking beer lies in its simplicity and the quality of its ingredients.

Low in alcohol and bitterness, Collin James Irish Red Ale (5.0% ABV) is a well-balanced people pleaser. Lightly hopped with the mild, earthy, and somewhat woody Fuggle variety, this beer entices the nose with a rich, toffee-like aroma. Meanwhile, notes of plum and raisin play with a slightly bready and nutty flavor provided by Irish ale malt and a touch of roasted barley.

Irish Lager is now available in limited quantities on draft and in 16-ounce cans at both the Triceratops tasting room and select retailers throughout western Washington. Collin James Irish Red Ale will be available for sale beginning Friday, February 28.

About Triceratops Brewing Company

Founded by Rob and Kelly Horn in 2014, Triceratops Brewing Company evolved from a tiny one-barrel garage system to a 10 barrel brewhouse and tasting room in the Tumwater Warehouse District near the Olympia Regional Airport. The company’s range of offerings include Stengel’s Gold Zwickelbier, Mrs. Voorhees Peanut Butter Stout, the award-winning Pennsyltucky Lager, Strawberry Golden Ale, and the popular Liquid Swords series of IPAs. Triceratops currently self distributes to King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Its tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday. For more information, visit