It’s Been a Grip

Light caramel malt and toasty, toffee aromas. Initial flavors of toffee on a slightly grainy-biscuity palate, with a touch of roasted dryness in the finish. Medium-dry to dry finish. Clean and smooth


The name is a phrase that means "its been a long time," and is usually spoken warmly to people happy to share a little merriment. It definitely has been a while since this one was on tap, brewed now for the season on into springtime.

Currently Available
It’s Been a Grip is currently available at the Blue Island Beer Company taproom and local bars.

Style: Irish Red Ale
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 20.1
SRM: 13

Package Types
This beer is available in cans This beer is available on draft
Taproom Draft Options

Beer Characteristics


20.1 IBUs