The beer is described as an Irish IPA

The beer is described as an Irish IPA

Molson Coors' Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA 

Category - Beer, “Irish” pale ale, 5.5% abv

Available - From this month

Location – UK and Ireland, initially in selected on-trade outlets with wider roll-out planned for next year

Price - SRP starting from about GBP4.50 (US$7)

Molson Coors' Irish craft beer subsidiary Franciscan Well has launched a new “Irish” pale ale.

Chieftain IPA is designed to be an Irish take on IPAs, with a “rich malt sweetness”, Molson Coors said. The new beer follows the launch of Franciscan Well's Rebel Red and Shandon Stout into the UK on-trade after Molson Coors acquired the microbrewer in January 2013.

The buy represented the first piece of business involving Molson Coor's “emerging markets & craft beer unit”, set up to oversee its interests in the sub-category in the UK & Ireland.