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Brew-view: Shebeen Rye Porter, Shebeen Brewing Company – Wolcott, CT

26 Feb

Shebeen Rye Porter at Cask Republic

Coming from the Gaelic word síbín (meaning illicit whiskey), shebeen refers to bars and places where liquor and beer is sold without any kind of license.  Naughty naughty!  But, there’s something to be said about a group of people that come together for drinks, even though doing so is illegal.  It creates a tightly knit community and places beer on the pedestal that it so rightly deserves.

Shebeen Brewing Wolcott CTAnd, this is the exact kind of feeling that founder and head brewer Richard Visco (CEO, head brewer) had in mind when he started Shebeen Brewery in May 2013.  From Ireland (Derry) himself, Richard’s love of the Emerald Isle can be seen in the logo and little touches throughout the brewery.  Something else you can see is the creative touches and unique brews that they have on tap.  Probably one of their most famous beers is their Cannoli Beer which has won a huge amount of support and devotion, though people also rave about their Bacon Kona Stout.  And, one of their major flagship beers is the Rye Porter which we’re going to talk to you about today.

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