First of all, I just wanna point out the change of name to this blog. Quare Swally seemed like a more appropriate title for a beer blog from Northern Ireland plus it’s a wee play on the well known book title Where’s Wally? So Quare Swally it is then.
Just like the Rocky or Die Hard series, you can’t keep a good thing down.
Although – granted – they were both ever so slightly more entertaining than these beer place name blog shenanigans. I’d mentioned in part 4 it was becoming more difficult to do these as Northern Ireland isn’t the biggest of places, which is why part 5 begins in County Donegal. So let’s cross the border, live a little, be risqué and all that crap.
In April I was in Fermanagh meeting up with Gordy Fallis from Inishmacsaint brewery. We had a good afternoon chatting over a couple of pints of a fantastic new bog myrtle beer he’d just brewed. Man it was tasty! Here’s hoping he can develop it further – depending on factors such as getting the time and manpower to pick bog myrtle! Does anyone wanna pick Fermanagh bog myrtle for a few hours?
While I was there I reacquainted myself with his Lough Erne brown porter which I’d first tried at the Belfast Beer and Cider Festival last November. Handy for a photo, as I was staying at…?
So place names part 6 beckons? I’ve no idea what that holds!