O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub Celebrates Vast Beer Offerings, Hosts Tap Launch Party

Taps have been recently added to O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub in downtown San Jose’s San Pedro Square. There are now 54 taps, with 53 different draft beers – two taps are for Guinness naturally. And according to general manager David Mulvehill, about 40 of the 54 are currently devoted to craft beers.

“Everyone is a beer drinker,” he says, and in keeping with the integrity of an Irish bar, Mulvehill, who hails from County Offaly, Ireland, wants everyone to feel welcome at O’Flaherty’s. “You’re a stranger here but once” is O’Flaherty’s motto, be it a new guest enjoying a shot, a commercial brew, or craft.

Over the past year, Mulvehill has certainly seen many folks convert to craft beer. For instance, he shares that many members of O’Flaherty’s beer club, which now totals 60, are long-time patrons who have made that conversion. Regarding the beer club, for $25 a month, club members get four beers of their choice, various special deals, and free monthly beer tastings where attendees can learn all about beer – the ingredients, what gives beer its flavor, its tastes, how it pairs with food, and so on.

54 Tap Launch Party

To celebrate having both the largest craft beer selection in downtown San Jose and winning “Best Irish Pub” 10 years in a row in Metro Newspaper’s annual Best of Silicon Valley survey, O’Flaherty’s is hosting a “Tap Launch Party” on Tuesday, July 9.

From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., each of the 54 beers will be $1; plus, there will be free hors d’oeuvres.

Mulvehill shares some of the special beers that will be on tap for the 54 Launch Tap Party:

  • Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme
  • Russian River Supplication
  • Firestone Walker Parabola
  • Allagash Odyssey ‘13
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Below is a representative sample of some of the draft beers from a recent beer menu:

  • Guinness
  • Murphy’s Stout
  • North Coast Old Rasputin
  • Nectar Ales Black Xantus
  • Port Brewing Older Viscosity
  • Allagash Black
  • Chimay Tripel
  • The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack
  • Alesmith IPA
  • Port Brewing Anniversary
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing Electric Tower IPA
  • Evil Twin Falco IPA
  • Dogfish Head Aprihops
  • Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest
  • Coronado Frogs Breath
  • Rabbit’s Foot Meadery Red Branch Raspberry
  • Bulmers Magners
  • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
  • Brewery Ommegang Witte
  • Boddingtons Pub Ale
  • Moorland Brewery Old Speckled Hen
  • Erdinger Weissbier
  • Karl Strauss Red Trolley
  • Guinness Smithwick
  • Hangar 24 Chocolate porter
  • Carlsberg Sverige AB Carnegie Porter
  • Evil Twin Lil ‘B
  • Evil Twin Ryan and the Beaster Bunny
  • Stillwater Artisanal Ales Cellar Door
  • Hangar 24 Hammer Head
  • Drake’s Nyack Jack
  • Verhaeghe Duchesee de Bourgogne
  • The Bruery White Oak
  • Stone Arrogant Bastard
  • The Bruery Hottenroth
  • Brouwerij Mort Subite Mort Subite Kriek
  • St. Bernadus Abt 12
  • Hangar 24 Palmero
  • Drake’s Blonde ale
  • The Bruery Mischief
  • Stillwater Artisan Ales Existance
  • Midnight Sun Brewing Panty Peeler
  • Lagunitas Lucky 13
  • BrouwerijHuyghe Fruli Strawberry Beer

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