Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Coming This Summer To A Dublin Near You

Since opening last September, Dublin’s Irish Pub has been bringing a  solid line-up of good beer to the West Side of Oshkosh. This summer it’s going to get even better. Steve Gabelbauer at Dublin’s has 16 tap lines to work with and over the coming months he’s going to use five of them to bring in a number of beers that we haven’t seen on tap in Oshkosh, or for that matter Wisconsin, before.

From New Glarus Brewing, Dublin’s will be tapping the Raspberry Tart, which until recently has only been available in 750 mL bottles. Steve is also hoping that he’ll also be able to bring in #9 by Magic Hat. It’s a unique, highly drinkable, Pale Ale that features a hint of apricot. The beer has become wildly popular in some segments of the country, but we don’t often see it around here. “If everything works out the way I want it to, we will be the only bar in Oshkosh to have it on tap for the summer,” Steve says.

But the biggest leap Steve’s taking will be to bring in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series of beers. These are limited edition beers and each of them is utterly distinctive. The first to appear will be Eric's Ale, a summer peach ale, followed by their incredible sour brown ale, La Folie. Third-up will be the Transatlantique Kriek, which New Belgium describes as “a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with Polish cherries.”
Steve says that each of these beers “Needs to be special ordered and it takes about 3 weeks from when we order to when we get them in stock. From what my rep tells me, we will be the only bar in Wisconsin with these beers on tap.”

We haven’t seen any of these beers on tap in Oshkosh before and that’s exactly the point Steve is attempting to address. He says, “My goal with these 5 seasonal lines is to have something new on tap each week. I always get the question "what’s new" regarding beer, and each week I want to be able to give them something new on tap instead of just in bottles.”

Dublin’s has a couple of kegs currently going that’ll need to be finished off before all this kicks in, but we’ll try to put up a quick post each time one of these new beers comes on-line. Stay tuned, you’re not going to want to miss this round!


  1. Transatlantique Kriek is back? Woohoo!!

  2. Dublins should open up a sister joint downtown in place of the other Irish joint in the former location of the International Order of Oddfellows building.