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?
The annual Belfast Beer and Cider festival rolled around again (as annual things tend to do) bringing with it an increased, and some may say better than usual, selection of beer for a few days in the superb setting of the Ulster Hall. For the first time ever there were more beers available from the…… Continue reading Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2017
Converted churches. God bless ’em. Isn’t it ironic that following all the religious hatred and fighting in Northern Ireland over the past decades a church should bring so many people together. (Off at a tangent) Ten days ago I enjoyed a great night’s craic in such a building in Westport, County Mayo. Snippets here – it’s…… Continue reading Church, Jesus and Me
The second outing of the Irish Craft Beer Festival in Belfast took place recently in Custom House Square and what was instantly noticeable as you walked into the tent is there were fewer stalls than the 2016 event – is that concerning? I think so. Beer, cider, gin and whiskies were available and I’ll give a quick rundown…… Continue reading It’s a Belfast Custom