St. Patrick's day may not be until Monday, but most places are taking advantage of the weekend and celebrating early. Mad Fox Brewing is one of those places, having a special Sunday afternoon to evening St. Patrick's day celebration. Live music and new Irish microbrews highlight this event. Here's some more information.
The festivities start at 1pm with the tapping of the special Rock Star Red Irish Red Ale (5%), a...wait for it...Irish Red Ale. This beer will be available for $3.75 from 1pm-7pm ($5.75 regular price), which is very nice. Here is the description of this brew from Mad Fox:
Irish-style red ale brewed with English pale and crystal malts with a touch of roasted barley to yield a brew that is deep garnet in color with toffee/caramel-like flavors and just a hint of roastiness in the finish. This brew has just a hint of hops and is very much malt accented.
Then, at 2pm, the Justin Trawick Band takes the stage for a few sets of live music to mix with the beer.
On Thursday, Mad Fox tapped their St. James Irish Dry Stout (4.2%), available only on cask for $3.75 from 3pm-7pm ($5.75 regular price) They have multiple casks locked and ready to go for St. Patricks Sunday, but why wait? Sample one early. I really like this chocolatey and easy to drink brew, really great with the non carbonated cask taste.
More on this stout from Mad Fox:
A Stout beer in the style of the great Irish brews made with Pale, Black and Chocolate malts with a heavy use of Roasted Barley to dry out the palate and lend a very roasty finish to this beer. A very malt accented brew that is lightly hopped with the English hop varietal First Gold. This beer is jet black in color and is unfiltered.
The other beer tapped this week at the Fox was their new brew, the Dunkle Weisse, which is so new there isn't even a description of this dark hefeweizen. This also runs $3.75 from 3pm-7pm ($5.75 regular price).
So if you are in the mood to try two new Irish style beers and get the St. Patrick's Day party started early, head down to Mad Fox Brewing on Sunday.
Read what else is going on in Falls Church for St. Pats.