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Shamrock Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Shamrock Brewing Co.Shamrock Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
85
very good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 31
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 7
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Eatery, Store, Homebrew Store ]

108 West 3rd Street
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
United States
phone: (719) 542-9974

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-25-2006)
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benito

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Shamrock Brewing is half a block off of Pueblo's historic Main Street. The pub is divided into two rooms: the bar, long and narrow with tiled floor some booths (all equipped with their own TVs) along the edge, and the main dining room, family-friendly with views onto the brewery and a large chalkboard that lists the beer on tap, the beers fermenting, and the upcoming seasonal releases.

When I visited they had five beers on tap, including their flagship Irish Red and Irish Porter. They also had a honey wheat, a chile beer, and a festbier. The bartender told me that they had just run out of their blonde ale, their English pale ale and their double IPA, all mainstays on the menu. I sampled all five beers and had a pint of the Irish Porter which was very dry and roasty, with only a hint of sweetness. It was the most flavorful beer of the bunch, as the Irish Red was innocuous, the honey wheat was cloyingly sweet, and the chile beer had a bizarre flouride-like off flavor.

The beer I had was mediocre at best; fortunately, the service and the excellent soup (Irish ale and cheese soup) made up for it. The rest of the menu eschewed traditional pub fare for true Irish dishes, a concept that I like.

I won't go out of my way to visit Shamrock again, but on the off chance I pass through Pueblo, I will swing in again to see what's on the menu. As a side note, the upcoming seasonal releases (a saison, Belgian dark, 2006-vintage barley wine, and Christmas beer) all sound more interesting than the specials they currently have on the menu...so perhaps the Shamrock brews will be much better in the coming months.

09-29-2007 14:11:02 | More by benito
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Stopped by for lunch on a weekday. Although we had a reservation, it wasn't necessary.

The food was quite tasty. Fish and chips, corned beef, and a kids menu too. The all you can eat fish and chips were well enjoyed by both of us that had them. Although I've been to Irish pubs before, the different menu options were a refreshing change from the usual lunch choices.

Had the Irish Red ale and the "pint o' plain' Irish Porter. Both were good, I guess I liked the porter better, but either way I was happy.

Service wasn't bad at all. The one minor issue with our food was quickly taken care of, and wasn't a big deal anyway.

Atmosphere was a bit odd for an "Irish" pub, in that they had regae music playing and baseball on the TVs. No complaints tho. It might be a bit wilder on a weekend night than it was during the day on a wednesday.

Prices were expected for such an establishment. I always rate things as "reasonable" if they are within expectations.

08-06-2014 19:18:55 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Westyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-31-2014 16:53:33 | More by Westyn
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GeraldJackson12

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-30-2014 09:28:16 | More by GeraldJackson12
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ssarah

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-03-2014 22:38:25 | More by ssarah
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Schmittymack

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%

Visited here on Saturday, September 25th while down in Pueblo. Had always wanted to visit but never got around to it. Alas, I'm doubtful I'll return. The interior of the establishment was nice and welcoming. Our server did mess up our initial order, then was fairly slow with the tab. We didn't try any of the food but it did sound pretty good. The beer, however, was less than good. Out of everything we tried on the sample, the porter was the only brew I might order as a pint. The other selections were fairly thin with little taste or borderline bad. The imperial stout was all medicinal alcohol tasting, and the chili seasonal brew had no chili taste in it whatsoever. I won't go as far as saying avoid this place but I'm not scheduling a trip back anytime soon.

09-26-2011 05:53:37 | More by Schmittymack
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LittleDon

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%

A more than adequate pub and grill south of Beervana.

If you every find yourself south I-25 in Front Range corridor, and maybe too far from Denver/Boulder, Shamrock Brewing Co. offers an adequate venue for a decent beer and a bite. I recently stopped in on my way to Boulder. It was already 12 noon, too late to hope to make it the rest of the journey on an empty stomach. The atmosphere was 40s Colorado mining town, high pressed tin ceiling, dark wooden booths, long wooden bar, and plenty of sun through the large plate glass front window. Service was amiable and quick. Since I was on the road, I only could afford to try one beer (decent). There were about 8 in house brews available. The food was a real standout. Irish sliders were spectacular, particularly the corned beef. Soup (beef barley) was a bit institutional, but the salad had a nice lime cilantro dressing.

Overall, it was a very good experience and worth returning if I'm every in or around Pueblo again.

08-17-2011 01:36:32 | More by LittleDon
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claytong

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

well the buffalo burger is golden in my book.
the beers are pretty good. their farmhouse saison is pretty damn nice. also their double red is pretty solid. dobbelbock not so much. my friend who likes pale ales really liked theirs, im not much into pale ales.
a great place to check out if youre driving down i 25, its a 2 minute detour plus time spent drinking and eating.
the waitress seemed unpleased about me ordering tasters (though i ordered a meal and a beer), which made me rate that a bit harshly otherwise everything was pretty nice. they do only have 7 or 8 tabs, so selection isnt great though happy to see dobbelbock and farmhouse.

05-24-2011 02:16:58 | More by claytong
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

I have been to Shamrock a number of times in the last year, and always went during off hours when the place wasn't busy. I have not tried their food, but have heard from locals that it is good. On all occasions I drank their beer, which was good but not outstanding. Their menu includes a few mixed drinks including mimosa made with freshly squeezed orange juice.

This place is a large rectangle room with Irish pub decor on the walls, booths around the edges and a large bar on one side. I have only been here between lunch and dinner, and it was pretty calm. I understand that it gets busy around dinner and afterwords. Two large flat-screen TVs flank the bar.

The service has always been polite and since I wasn't talkative left me to myself. The last time I was here the bar tender supplied me with three free beer samples just because the beer I asked for wasn't being brewed at the time... pretty cool. Overall I like this place, and would be interested to go sometime when it was busy and get some food and feel the atmosphere. Especially considering the overall lack of breweries in Pueblo, this place is a good stop to make if you are passing through or are new to the area.

12-09-2010 04:56:31 | More by allforbetterbeer
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climax

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

I cam here for Halloween on my stint in Pueblo. The staff was festively dressed and spunky (as well they should have been). Other than that, it was a typical bar with the perks of a good restaurant and a brewery.

The selection of beer was pretty good, and the beer itself was good. The food was mainly Irish cuisine, which didn't really matter to me, I was hungry and it was good.

Pueblo doesn't have a whole lot to offer, so this place is worth a stop. However, if your ever in the city, eat a "slopper" (a cheeseburger covered in green chili). It's Pueblo's contribution to the food world, and it's pretty damn good.

02-15-2010 01:06:40 | More by climax
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Shamrock Brewing Co. in Pueblo, CO
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.