Foolproof Brewing Company

Meet Our Rhode Island Brewery Partner 

Hear from Foolproof Brewing Company's Head Brewer Steve Sharp about the brewery, their neighborhood, and ideas for pairing their beer with Jameson Caskmates and food.

             Steve Sharp, Head Brewer

Steve Sharp, Head Brewer

Partnering with Jameson in 5 Words

"Opportunity, fun, collaboration, camaraderie, PARTY!!"

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL® BARREL AGED BEER

Irish Rhode

"We had made a small batch Irish red ale for our taproom a few years back and it was a big hit. We hadn't had an opportunity to make it on a larger scale and it immediately came to mind when we heard we were going to be able to age a beer in Jameson barrels."

Tell Us About Your Neighborhood

"Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is where America’s industrial revolution started and is also home to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Family Guy is also based here. We’ve been brewing in Pawtucket since we opened in December 2012. There’s a lot of grit and personality here. There's a really cool emerging arts and industrial scene, and craft beer has been a big part of that. Since 2012, Foolproof has seen four breweries open its door for business. In a state that only takes 45 minutes to drive through, I view all of Rhode Island as my neighborhood. That means the fun of the beaches and beach bars in South County, the woods and hidden pubs up North, and the great variety around Providence. Just a few minutes drive from Foolproof can get me to fine dining, hip cocktail bars, great music venues, and the diviest of dive bars."

Pawtucket, RI

Pawtucket, RI

JAMESON CASKMATES FOOD PAIRING
  • Burgers
  • Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
  • Irish Rhode
"I'm all about pairing this with stuff off the grill or classic bar food—burgers, nachos, pizza, etc. Some people want something really light to wash down those foods, but I want something with flavor to add onto the flavors I'm eating. With a fairly high ABV and medium body, our beer will stand up to all the bold flavors that you can throw at it without being overpowered or overpowering your palate. Being a malt forward beer that is enhanced by aging in whiskey barrels, the Caskmates Stout is an easy option. However, I feel the bright notes of the Caskmates IPA will also really complement the medium body of this red ale. "

"I'm all about pairing this with stuff off the grill or classic bar food—burgers, nachos, pizza, etc. Some people want something really light to wash down those foods, but I want something with flavor to add onto the flavors I'm eating. With a fairly high ABV and medium body, our beer will stand up to all the bold flavors that you can throw at it without being overpowered or overpowering your palate. Being a malt forward beer that is enhanced by aging in whiskey barrels, the Caskmates Stout is an easy option. However, I feel the bright notes of the Caskmates IPA will also really complement the medium body of this red ale. "

WHISKEY

Find Out More About Jameson Caskmates

As long as we can remember, whiskey and beer have lived behind the bar together - but never as one. Jameson Caskmates is a one-of-a-kind series created out of passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration.