Early this week, Hospitality Ulster, the Northern Ireland organisation responsible for promoting our hospitality sector, tweeted about #BeerDayNI – something I’d either not heard about before or had heard of in previous years but had forgotten. So what is it? From what I can gather, it’s a hashtag running alongside the very popular social media…… Continue reading #BeerDayNI
My name is Roy and I’m a CAMRA member. There, I’ve said it. I’m a rarity in Northern Ireland. I’m a member of an organisation the Campaign for Real Ale, run by volunteers, that promotes cask beer and the local boozer. “Right, the local boozer I get, but what’s this cask beer stuff?” Ah, again…… Continue reading Evil Keg Filth: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Land
In 2011 Northern Ireland had four breweries and one contract. Fast forward six years to the present day and that number has increased over 500% to 31 businesses that produce beer. Some are breweries, some are contracted and some are brewpubs. Whatever they are, there’s a lot more than five. And something that’s been on…… Continue reading Room For Another?
Politicians, eh? Useless, most of them. As well as plunging us into half a billion pounds worth of debt, the reason why breweries in Northern Ireland are unable to sell directly from source is, well, politicians – plain and simple. If any brewery wants to set up a taproom for a day they need to jump through hoops…… Continue reading More Taprooms Needed in Northern Ireland!