The Oxford English Dictionary simply refers to a brewpub as a public house that sells beer brewed on the premises. Brewpubs are very few and far between in Northern Ireland. Until early 2021 there were three: the superb Walled City restaurant in Derry/Londonderry, the beautiful Speckled Hen restaurant near Lisburn brewing small batch Black Mountain…… Continue reading A Welcome Old Addition to Belfast’s Beer Scene
The calling out of sexism in the beer world has, thankfully, been much more visible over the past few months after recent social media revelations, and following on from this I asked a leading lady in the Irish brewing scene to detail her thoughts and experiences of sexism and inequality. However you know her -…… Continue reading The Femme. The Brewer.
Make no mistake about it, home deliveries of beer rock. There’s a very high likelihood that many of you have received a beer delivery over the past year or so. Do you subscribe to monthly beer boxes? The answer could well be yes – there are plenty of companies offering such a service, where they…… Continue reading Subscription Boundaries
Whether you be new to the world of craft beer or a seasoned pro, you may not be aware that Hilden Brewery near Lisburn is the oldest surviving independent brewery on the island of Ireland and turns 40 years young in 2021. Hilden brews, including the likes of Twisted Hop, Headless Dog and Belfast Blonde,…… Continue reading A Birthday Trilogy. Part 3: Hilden
There used to be a time when buying a different beer in a supermarket involved grabbing a bottle of Innis & Gunn. We all started somewhere, eh? Simpler times. 2021 is looking a bit different. Now there’s an abundance of well known and highly respected breweries taking up much coveted shelf space in the alcohol…… Continue reading Mesmerised&Surprised in 2021