For the past 150 years, McSorley’s has been focused on doing one thing right: making premium Irish Ale. The Fidelio Brewery is credited with originating the golden hued libation that’s embodies New York City’s oldest, continuously-operated saloon of the same moniker.
After enduring the Prohibition era by brewing in the McSorley’s Old Ale House basement, the brewery was purchased by Rheingold Brewery after World War II and production was moved to Brooklyn. Operations remained there for thirty years before being sold to Schmidt’s Brewers of Philadelphia. In early 1990s Stroh Brewery purchased the McSorley’s brand and brewed it until being bought by Pabst Brewing Company.
McSorley’s Ale is available to consumers in both kegs and bottles throughout the Northeast, and of course at McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York where you just might find, it tastes a little different!