When I post a photo of a high ABV beer on my social media feeds, replies usually include something along the lines of “That’s a wine right there!” Well, it obviously isn’t but if you’re used to drinking low-mid ABV beers then I get where you’re coming from. Such big beasts do exist in our…… Continue reading Double Digits
If you read my recent Golden Pints 2021 blogpost, you’d have noticed my GB Beer of the Year came from Glasgow’s Overtone brewery. I’ve only recently realised I’ve never reviewed any Overtone beers on the blog so this’ll change that. The brewery’s still very young – it started in the summer of 2018 – so…… Continue reading From Over There to Over Here
Another weird year comes to an end but some things don’t change. As is the norm for this time of year, pandemic or not, the Quare Swally Northern Ireland Golden Pints make an appearance to celebrate the best brews from our wee corner of the world. I thank every single brewer, packer, distributor, publican, bottle…… Continue reading Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2021
It’s always the prerogative of breweries to release new beers, see which ones fare better than others, and then move on to the next new beer or trend. Usually all done while continuing to brew a core range alongside those one-off specials. However there are some beers that our local breweries, for whatever reason, didn’t…… Continue reading When Will I See You Again?
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