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The Strangford Lough Brewing Company

Strangford Lough Brewery
After an American court case which the company lost, the website is no longer registered and the brewery appears to be closed.

SBLC launched their two Viking beers, Barelegs Brew and Legbiter at the Killyleagh Viking Boat Festival. The beers, bottle conditioned, had been contract brewed (reportedly by the Hampshire Brewery) with an eye to the American market. The Company engaged in talks with an existing USA importer/wholesaler but legal action occured over products supposedly deemed to be "Irish" but came from the continent. Internet searches will bring up the relevant details.

St. PATRICK's had been in the US and in the UK/ROI.

BARELEGS - Named after King Magnus Barelegs - this is a full flavoured golden ale, pale in colour with a fresh fruit and malt fragrance. It has a refreshing quality and subtle hop finish. 4.5%


LEGBITER - Named after the sword of King Magnus - this is a brilliant golden ale with inviting citrus fragrence of late added Golding hops. The fine hop and light malt aromas carry through to the palate to give an ale that is full but refreshing and with a clean bitter finish. 4.8%

St Patrick's Best 4.2%
St Patrick's Gold 4.8%
St Patrick's Ale/Dark 6.0%

KING MAGNUS BARELEGS
He was King of Norway from 1093 until 1103. His campaigns led to warfare with Ireland, Britain and the Isle of Man. In 1103 he raided Downpatrick to replenish supplies. He was ambushed and killed by the Ulaid, Men of Ulster. He is buried in Downpatrick.


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