If you want a taste of Ireland, the Olde Bedford Brewing Company has just the drink for you.
Their recently-released Rebellion Irish Red Ale is a limited edition beer that the brewery came up with for Thursday’s Irish Night that is being put on by the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.
At the Chamber’s Irish Night two years ago, Olde Bedford Brewing Company created a beer and they wanted to do the same again this year.
“The Chamber came to us and asked if we could do another beer for them,” said Dave Heller, owner and brewer at the Olde Bedford Brewing Company.
The brewery worked in conjunction with Liberty Pole Spirits in Washington, Pa., to create Rebellion. It combines the brewery’s Irish red ale and Liberty Pole Spirits’s Peated Bourbon.
“It reveals a great Irish tradition that brings out the smokiness of the beer,” Heller said. “We aged it and bottled it so people can partake at the Irish Night.”
The brewery started selling bottles on Saturday and plan to sell it until they run out, Heller said.
They had 90 bottles to start and are down to only about 40 left.
“We’re getting great feedback,” Heller said. “Outstanding feedback.”
Because of the ale’s success, Heller thinks it may come back when Byrne and Kelly, the Irish folk band that had this year’s performance in Bedford canceled, perform in Bedford again next summer.
“We’ll probably bring it back for the 2021 concert,” he said.
You can pick up a bottle of the Rebellion Irish Red Ale at the brewery. located at 109 Railroad Street in Bedford.
Yes, they’re open, but if you plan to sit at a table and enjoy your drink, just remember that you’ll have to purchase a meal too.