Bat Shea Red

browns bat shea red labelBrown'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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From the link:

“Troy’s bars have been the setting for countless political schemes throughout our history,” said Casey, author of “The Trial of Bat Shea,” a novel, play and album.

Hey, speaking of schemes, has anyone asked Jack about his name being put in connection with NXIVM in print over at the TU?

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/NXIVM-courts-rich-powerful-and-influential-3253818.php

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