Killian's Irish Red Premium Lager
George Killian's Irish Red is a beer with an Irish heritage, based on a recipe created at Lett's Brewery in Enniscorthy, Ireland, in 1864. The beer is named after George Killian Lett, the great-grandson of George Henry Lett, who founded the brewery in Enniscorthy. It was originally an Irish red ale called "Enniscorthy Ruby Ale," and brewed from 1864 to 1956, when the brewery closed and it was discontinued. It is no longer sold in Ireland. The brand name "George Killian" was purchased by the Pelforth Brewery in France. In 1981 Coors bought the rights to use the brand name "Killian's Irish Red" in America for a 4.9% abv amber lager which became very popular George Killian's derives its color and taste from a special caramel malted barley that is roasted at a high temperature longer and more slowly than most malts. There are no coloring agents or artificial additives used in the brewing process.  George Killian's is currently available in bottles, cans and kegs. A 12-ounce serving of George Killian's has 163 calories and 4.9 percent alcohol by volume.