NORWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A newly opened brewery in Norwood aims to bring the Greater Boston Area back to its roots with traditional Irish pints of ale and stout beer, with ingredients imported straight from the homeland. But that's not all that's brewing at "Irish Brewing Boston," on the menu is a slew of onsite coffee roasting, shamrock pizza, and shepherd's pie pizza.
Located at the Norwood Space Center, WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe got a front row seat for the brewery's St. Patrick's Day concert on the venue's mainstage.
"We produce our own beer, we do all Irish styles— a lot of ales, stouts, porters. Let's create beers that our fathers' fathers drank, keep it simple and low ABV, low alcohol styles— just crisp, clean beers," said Co-Owner Carl Sharpley.
He says Irish Brewing Boston is the only Irish production in the Boston area creating native style beer, with signature drinks like Southie Lite and Eejit Irish Pale Ale.
"The term 'eejit' means rogue, like an idiot— an Irish idiot," Sharpley said. IBB in collaboration with Dorchester Brewing released a limited edition St. Patrick's Day beer called "Pat's Dry Stout," which Sharpley says tastes similar to Guinness and is flying off the tap and shelves.
Fellow Co-Owner Paul Ahern says IBB partnered with popular pizza spot Neponset Café in Canton, which recently closed after 75 years in business.
"Big Ds was around for 75 years and closed, they reached out to us," Ahern said.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.