Friday night and the lights are low….

You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Digging the pirate queen….

In collaboration with the Quality Inn Beer Store, we’re launching a new beer today – The Pirate Queen. An Imperial Red for a 16/17th century Irishwoman who refused to take the knee for Queen Elizabeth I, seeing herself as an equal. Grace O’Malley (c. 1530 – c. 1603), the Pirate Queen of Co. Mayo had travelled to London to request the return of relatives held by the English. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile), unfortunately no contemporary images of this extraordinary woman exist, so our can illustration is of another legendary pirate, Mary Read (1685–1721).

Lighter in colour than our Redhanded, but with a little bit more of an alcohol kick at just under 9%, Pirate Queen is a lovely light red to amber in colour with a cream coloured head. Pouring with a slight aromatic hint of hops, it’s a delicious malt driven beer. And we think it should be great for storing.

The beer is available in cans and on draught at the taproom, and in cans from the Quality Inn Beer Store north of us on Pembina.

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go….