June 30, 2010 | New Orleans

Strangford Lough Brewing Co South has partnered up with Strangford lough Brewing Co in Northern Ireland to bring their great tasting authentic Irish ales to the coastal states of LA, MS, AL and FL. Along with other USA partners Strangfrod Lough beers can be found in select states across the USA with the ultimate goal of having this product available in every state.

Strangford Lough Brewing Company's Global Head Quarters is located in Killyleagh, County Down, on the shores of the breathtakingly beautiful Strangford Lough. The company was founded in 2004 by Tony Davies and Bob Little, two marketing and business development professionals whose vision was to be "the second most recognizable Irish beer brand in the world".

Our ranges of Irish beers are all named after historical characters associated with that part of Ireland such as Saint Patrick and Magnus Barelegs, the Viking King believed to be buried on Downpatrick marshes in County Down. Magnus Barelegs has two beers named after him – Barelegs Brew and Legbiter, the name of his sword. Three beers are named in honor of Saint Patrick – St Patrick's Gold, St Patrick's Best and St Patrick's Ale – probably the most famous character in Irish history, who is said to be buried at the Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down.

In addition to having Irish names our beers are also based on traditional Irish recipes. The contents are typical for this part of the world, though we have added a very special local ingredient – Shamrock. This further honors our local tradition. Our aim is to make beers that give enjoyment in appearance, bouquet and taste and by so doing giving you a little of what is best about County Down, a largely undiscovered part of Ireland.

SLBC owns the registered trademark for St. Patrick's for ale, beer, lager and stout in the United States.

The two initial beers launched in the USA are:

St Patrick's Best

Light and refreshing on the palate, our session best bitter has a classic Irish malt & traditional hop aroma. Light amber in colour, this smooth beer has hints of caramel with a woody bitterness.

Legbiter Ale

Brilliant golden ale with an inviting citrus fragrance of late added Cascade and Glacier hops. The fine hop and light malt aromas carry through to the palate to give an ale that is full but refreshing, with a clean caramel malt bitter finish.

For more information about our company and products please visit us at www.south.slbc.ie.