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
Make no mistake about it, home deliveries of beer rock. There’s a very high likelihood that many of you have received a beer delivery over the past year or so. Do you subscribe to monthly beer boxes? The answer could well be yes – there are plenty of companies offering such a service, where they…… Continue reading Subscription Boundaries
I haven’t written a post about a pub in a while and am now inspired to do so following some very entertaining reads by An Seisiún on the Belfast pub scene regarding its history and current status. There’s something uncomfortable happening to Belfast pubs. There seems to be a plague sweeping the city, a plague…… Continue reading Ugly as Pug
Last weekend saw the return of the Belfast Craft Beer Festival at Custom House Square and in an unusual twist of good fortune, the sun was out for the two-day open-air event. Praise be. Quickly, to the bar before the clouds gather and the heavens open. A gin bar was prominent for the first time…… Continue reading Festival Gose Well
Northern Ireland beer company number 32 (according to my rough figures) has launched its wares onto local shelves so what’s a man to do when passing McGlone’s off licence in Dunmurry? One of each please, and a 5p bag if I must. Why do I keep forgetting to put my beer carrier back into the boot…… Continue reading Number 32?