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A dark, smooth ale.

7.8% ABV

Quilter’s Irish Death is the namesake beer of Jim Quilter, Founder of Iron Horse Brewery. This malt focused brew – dark in color and deep in taste – defies those pesky style guidelines. This beer is a little bit extra, and will always be a dark, smooth ale.
Draught, 6-Packs and 16oz Cans
Year Round


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‘Tis the season. Happy darkness and death and a merry fall and winter to all! #beerislife #irishdeath #darksmoothale #ironhorsebrewery ...

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Looking for something to alleviate that post-Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover? Stop by punchgallery for Punk 'n' Pie, because what pairs better than spicy dessert, loud, obnoxious rawk music, and tasty craft beer from our local fav ironhorsebrewery?? Nothing. Noon-8pm. 6 bands. Maybe more. Added bonus: this is the final weekend to check out reneeadamsart exhibition "Hanging Gardens". As always, this is a free, all-ages event. And everyone is welcome.

Pumpkin pie and earplugs while supplies last.

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Ireland has a rich cultural heritage that places great importance on community, family, and spirituality. There is no doubt that these values shape the way the Irish approach death.
Currently on Netflix in Ireland, there is a wonderful documentary being shown, which is simply called the “Funeral Director’.  It follows the life of David McGowan, an Irish funeral director from a small town in the South East of Ireland.
It offers a wonderful & truthful insight from David’s perspective to what happens when someone dies including the role of a funeral director and what happens behind the scenes in the funeral process.  It is far from dark and a very respectful insight to the life of a funeral director. I really hope it makes its way to Netflix Australia #irishdeathtraditions #irishdeath #makingdeathpartoflife #deadlyseriousconversations #funeralcelebrantmelbourne #melbournefuneralcelebrant

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Because Math 🤣🍺 .
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Just a girl who loves beer and Volkswagens 🥰
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☘️Beef & Irish Death Beer Stew


2 pounds beef Chuck Roast, cut into 1-inch cubes or Stew Meat
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 pound button mushrooms, halved
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 - 12 ounce can Iron Horse Brewery Irish Death Smooth, Dark Ale
1 parsnip, diced
1 turnip, diced
1 pound red-skinned potatoes, quartered
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3-4 cups beef stock


Season beef Chuck Roast cubes with salt and black pepper to taste. Heat oil in a large stockpot over high heat. Sear cubes in small batches, careful to not over-crowd the pan, until brown on each side, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove cubes from pan and set aside.
Turn heat down to medium; add onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the pot and cook until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Pour beer into the pot and stir, scraping up and dissolving any browned bits of food into the liquid. Stir in tomato paste, thyme, and remaining vegetables. Add back in beef cubes and enough beef broth to cover all ingredients, about 3 to 4 cups. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring stew to a gentle simmer, stirring to combine; reduce heat to low and cover pot with tight-fitting lid. Simmer stew until beef is fork-tender, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove cover and raise heat to medium-high. Bring stew to a low boil and cook until stew has slightly thickened, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Serve stew with Irish Soda Bread and ironhorsebrewery Irish Death beer.

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My first beer in 11 months! Irish Death, I have missed you dearly! 🍻
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