Brown's will start serving its "Bat Shea Red" seasonal ale this Thursday while commemorating Troy's history of, ahem, political shenanigans. (An ongoing tradition, apparently.) The beer is named after Bartholomew "Bat" Shea, "a nineteenth century Irish bar thug who was infamously accused, tried and executed for murdering Troy Industrialist Robert Ross during an incident of election fraud March 6, 1894." Also: Brown's will be opening a cask-conditioned dry Irish stout.
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