Galway Bay Althea 33cl 4.8°
Althea is a modern Pale Ale. Unlike many Ales, Althea is not very bitter but has very hoppy aromas.
This Irish beer is named Althea after one of the favourite songs of the brewer, a fan of the 1960's American rock band "Grateful Dead". It has tropical fruit aromas, such as mango and papaya. It has malty flavours with a slight hint of fruity hops.
It can be associated with chicken, lamb or pork.
Founded in 2009 by two friends Jason O'Connell and Niall Walsh, the Galway Bay brewery has grown rapidly.
Jason and Niall opened a small pub in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland with the aim of offering their customers locally made fresh beers alongside a full range of international craft beers.
It was quickly obvious that the beer produced deserved to be shared. Eight years and eleven bars later, the Galway Bay brewery has grown from an annual production of just 300 hectoliters to over 5,000 hectoliters today.
Their beers and brewery have been rewarded on numerous occasions both in Ireland and internationally. Galway Bay Brewery has recently been voted best brewery and best beer producer in Ireland by Rate Beer and has won a silver medal in the World Cup for "Buried at Sea".