When the Irish sought independence from England, they set out to create a free state where they could throw off the yoke of tyranny and live their lives the way they saw fit. Brew Republic Bierwerks brewed their Irish Red Ale with that same spirit of freedom in mind. Vanguard is a traditional, balanced, easy-drinking, red-copper-colored ale with a subtle hoppy bitterness and a dry finish. It has a moderate malty aroma and a clean and smooth flavor of biscuit maltiness and caramel sweetness. Close your eyes; you might imagine you’ve escaped to your own free state!