PRESS RELEASE / March 17, 2021 (Jamaica Plain, MA) – We brew this beer once a year in the Spring in time for St. Patrick’s Day as a memorial of sorts of the original Doyle’s Cafe.  A true Irish Pub and neighborhood establishment, Doyle’s was also the first bar to pour our beer on draft, and we used to spend many nights there enjoying the warm atmosphere of a truly Boston original.  Irish Goodbye is roasty, slightly sweet, with notes of toffee and chocolate.  Like the most famous beer of this style, it is nitrogenated as well as carbonated which yields a thick, foamy head full of aromatics.  Also like its famous cousin, it is much lower in alcohol than the flavor and body would suggest, allowing for long conversations, meals, and hang outs at your favorite watering hole.

Irish Goodbye (Dry Irish Stout) – 3.9% ABV
Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter, Valley Malt Light Chocolate Malt, Valley Malt Chocolate Rye, Valley Malt Whole Malted Oats, Briess Caramel 120
Northern Brewer
OG: 9.5P
FG: 2P

Upcoming event: Farewell to Winter Igloo Fine Dining Experience

Turtle Swamp Brewing with Blonde on the Run Catering present an igloo dining experience with a full catered meal:

Cheese course appetizer: Homemade Boursin cheese, spelt crackers and pickled beets
Main entree: Beef (or Mushroom) Bourguignon served with whipped potatoes and orange cranberry scones.
Dessert: Renee’s famous Fudgy JP Porter brownie with Valrhona cocoa and apple cider buttermilk cream.
Reservations and other information can be found on our store. (Button below!) Still have questions? Reach out to

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About Turtle Swamp Brewing

At the start of the 20th century, 24 of Boston’s 31 breweries were in JP or Roxbury, pulling in pure, clear water from the Stony Brook. By 1964 they were all gone. Samuel Adams has been the neighborhood’s only active brewery since its founding in the mid 1980s.

Turtle Swamp Brewing founders John Lincecum and Nicholas Walther were aware of the area’s brewing history but weren’t opening their new business out of nostalgia.
“Nostalgia isn’t quite the right word,” says Walther. “We both love Jamaica Plain, and the fact we own a brewery right in our own neighborhood means we can add to the history. But we chose to work and live here because of what JP is now — a diverse, exciting, livable community.”

Turtle Swamp Brewing opens its doors in the heart of Jamaica Plain, bringing beer back to the first true home of American brewing. We are a neighborhood brewery that strives to be a good neighbor, while making consistent beer with high quality and local ingredients. The beer of Jamaica Plain.


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