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Stash Killing: Lacada There’s something quite satisfying yet worrying about opening a bottle that’s been sitting stashed away for a few years. It’s like an angel and a devil are sat on either shoulder saying “Yes do it”, “No, don’t do it”, “Do it”, “Don’t do it”. When exactly IS the right time to open that special…… Continue reading Stash Killing: Lacada

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Stash Killing: Farmageddon and Mourne Mountains New Year’s resolutions suck, let’s be honest. I certainly suck at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Though, when I was 15, I did keep one and managed to not eat a chocolate bar all year! I’m quite proud of that one. Here’s an idea, though – what if a resolution involved drinking beer? Now that’s…… Continue reading Stash Killing: Farmageddon and Mourne Mountains

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Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2022 It’s been a progressive yet unsettling year for the Northern Ireland beer scene. In the face of escalating energy and ingredients costs, breweries such as Bullhouse, Boundary and Walled City have successfully battled through the quagmire that is bureaucratic red tape and managed to open their own pub or permanent taproom. Boundary have taken…… Continue reading Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2022

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Tis the Season Picture the scene. Evening time in your living room, curtains drawn, Christmas tree lights on and there’s a gorgeous log fire roaring away in front of you. All that’s needed now to complete that festive circle is a bangin’ imperial stout. The good news for you is that’s there are quite a few out…… Continue reading Tis the Season

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NI’s Scarce Sessionables 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