https://open.spotify.com/episode/60AjbF6sqLPpGBN65oEG4C A first for the blog today as I believe this post could be the inaugural “single beer” review. I haven’t been bothered to look past a couple of years’ blog posts and I certainly can’t remember any other beer holding such a privileged position. The Drinkers for Ukraine project created a Solidarity Brew recipe…… Continue reading Hush and Resist
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?
“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
When I’m in the Republic of Ireland I always try to stop into Lidl to see if I can pick up any of the supermarket’s own-brand beer, not available in Northern Ireland. However what I look for isn’t any old Lidl brand, oh no, this is the superb value-for-money range by The Crafty Brewing Company,…… Continue reading Lidl Means More Down South
YellowBelly and Wicklow Wolf teamed up recently to brew what the label terms a Black Forest Stout and a sucker as I am for that hugely trending style, one popped its way into my bag. The Wolf of Malt Street comes in at 6.2% ABV and smells massively malty on opening. Does this wolf have…… Continue reading Let’s Start with Cake