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

Licensing · Northern Ireland

Downward Sales (Except NI?)

It’s hard enough for small, independent breweries in Northern Ireland to get their beer into bars and off licences so when Covid-19 hit last March and closed both those routes to market, the writing was on the wall. Many breweries began selling and delivering via their own hastily assembled webshop and thankfully off licences were…… Continue reading Downward Sales (Except NI?)