Northern Ireland

NI’s Scarce Sessionables

https://open.spotify.com/show/3alndzoaLjf1gEXbn5Y0lP Imagine a Northern Irish beer blog post in the year 2022 that reviewed three bottles of beer from three different breweries. Yes folks, not one can in sight: the beer bottle still exists! What’s even more crazy about today’s post is that these three beers are really hard to get hold of. You’ll not…… Continue reading NI’s Scarce Sessionables

Belfast · Northern Ireland

An Ormeau Beer on the Ormeau Road

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2cZ4xxNCbZWxoVmvVXtVAJ There’s been a little rush of brewery openings over the past couple of months. Well, three is certainly a rush in Northern Ireland terms. Following on from the launch of Get ‘Er Brewed’s Our Brewery near Randalstown and Out of Office Brewery at the Ulster Sports Club in Belfast, along comes #31 in the…… Continue reading An Ormeau Beer on the Ormeau Road

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450 Miles, 30 Breweries, 2 Days

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2pBpPoGhoH3IwsWC20CpJb In our lifetime, Northern Ireland has never had as many microbreweries as now. I’m not saying I’m eleven years old but in 2011 there were five breweries on the go. Today the figure stands at thirty and in a couple of weeks time it’ll be thirty one. So how could an intrepid local beer…… Continue reading 450 Miles, 30 Breweries, 2 Days

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K’vik, Before They’re Gone

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Ajo3e0dYgXeYQGRDU2Y6t The Norwegian yeast called kveik (pronounced k’vike) has become more familiar over the past couple of years in our local beer scene but what’s all the fuss about, how does it differ and what does it bring to the party? Simply put, a lot of kveik strains are resilient and ferment beer faster and…… Continue reading K’vik, Before They’re Gone

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Beers for ‘Ard Times

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5DXHgR6s9sf6x3R8QB5C1s To my shame I’ve realised that I’ve never reviewed any Ards Brewing pale ales on this blog. Sure, I’ve cast my thoughts on the Greyabbey brewery’s stouts but the pales seem to have been overlooked. Not today my friend as we’re pale heavy. Most of the beers in Ards’ portfolio are pales so if…… Continue reading Beers for ‘Ard Times