Redheaded Stepchild Ale

redheaded stepchild irish red aleAfter discovering this online, how could I not post this cool lil red-haired imp!? I have never drunk Redheaded Step Child Irish Red Ale, but I am sure it has all the devious qualities you are looking for.

Irish red ale is first mentioned in an 8th or 9th century Irish poem, but other than that its history is hard to pin down – a lot like a red-head!

Created during a time when herbs such as heather, sweet gale, bog myrtle, and buck-bean were preferred over hops, red ale relies on malt, not hops, for its aroma and flavor.


The reddish hue comes from adding a small amount of roasted barley.

Irish Red Ale