First of all I hope you are healthy and safely indoors. If you’re a key worker, thank you for venturing out. Thank you to every single one of you – from the front line NHS workers living a daily nightmare to the guys emptying my bins once a week to the good folk working in retail, making sure there are supplies in our kitchen cupboards. Everyone, thank you.
People are losing their jobs and the hospitality sector is on its knees, it’s a worrying time for so many. So if there’s a chance you can support businesses in your area, please try to help where you can. Many small companies are now setting up online ordering facilities to have their product delivered to your door.
Now, of course, this is a beer blog, so naturally I’m going to mention the local beer scene.
Some brewers have teamed up with their local off license to create online ordering.
IMAGINE HOW MUCH EASIER IT WOULD BE FOR BREWERS IF THEY WERE ABLE TO DO THIS THEMSELVES.
IMAGINE HOW MUCH EASIER IT WOULD BE FOR BREWERS IF MLAS IN NORTHERN IRELAND PASSED LEGISLATION, ALLOWING DIRECT SALES FROM A BREWERY TO THE PUBLIC.
IMAGINE ANYTHING HAPPENING QUICKLY AT STORMONT.
Anyway, some breweries are selling online.
BULLHOUSE – https://www.bullhousebeer.co.uk/store
LACADA – https://shop.lacadabrewery.com/
BEER HUT – https://beerhutbrewing.shop/collections/all
NORTHBOUND – https://shop.northboundbrewery.com
BOUNDARY – https://boundarybrewing.myshopify.com
MOURNE MOUNTAINS – https://www.mournemountainsbrewery.com/shop
McCRACKENS – https://www.mccrackensrealale.com
WALLED CITY – https://walled-city-brewery-shop.myshopify.com/
Lots of other NI beer from Farmageddon, Heaney, Modest, Whitewater, Hilden, Rough Brothers and more is still available to buy from independent off licenses. Despite the offy doors being physically closed, they are open for phone and online orders to your home.
Google your store of choice to find a phone number and see what they’re doing over the phone or click on my list of online stores doing delivery.
So stay safe, look after yourselves, stay indoors and grab a beer.