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A Birthday Trilogy. Part 1: Ards

2021 sees a milestone birthday for three of Northern Ireland’s breweries. Ards Brewing Company in Greyabbey is 10 years old, Whitewater in Castlewellan turns 25 and the oldest independent brewery on the island of Ireland, Hilden Brewery near Lisburn, celebrates its 40th birthday. The NI beer landscape has altered immeasurably since the inception of each…… Continue reading A Birthday Trilogy. Part 1: Ards

Ireland · Northern Ireland

Stouts: The Orange, the Peanut, the Ginger and the Bourbon

“Tis the season for stouts”, they say. “Load of rubbish”, I reply. Stouts are for all year – not just winter, though I’m sure there’s a better sounding slogan in there somewhere. Let’s round up a small handful of Irish stouts, north and south, and see what happens. Before you ask, I do own more…… Continue reading Stouts: The Orange, the Peanut, the Ginger and the Bourbon