Pug Mahones claims its the only Lakewood bar that brews its own beer. Today, the pub rolls out its initial batches of Frankies Irish Red -- which packs a mind-numbing 5.9-percent alcohol content. I dont want my Irish red to taste like any other Irish red, says Rocky Fox, the bars owner. This red is a strong beer with a kick to it. Itll give you a buzz even faster.
Fox hired Parma brothers Brian and Matt Dembinski to do the brewing. By the end of next month, theyll add an Irish oatmeal stout and a pair of seasonal beers to the menu. The drafts cost $2.50 per pint during happy hour, $3 after 8 p.m. And unlike other Brewhouses, Pug Mahones also offers run-of-the-mill domestic brands -- just in case you dont like the taste of home-produced drafts. You can have your Bud Lite, and I can have my homemade brew, says Fox.
Frankies Irish Red is named after Foxs cool as hell uncle, who died of a heart attack last July. The bar plans to sell gallon-sized jugs of the beer sometime in the near future. Uncle Frankie wouldve wanted it that way, says Fox. He was stubborn and didnt drink anything but bottled beer, he says. If he was around now, and I told him I was naming a beer after him, hed wonder if it comes in a bottle.
Starts: April 1. Daily, noon, 2007