“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
Anyone who starts a commercial brewery is to be applauded but to do so in 2020 is deserving of a medal. Or maybe a brain examination. It’s normally tough enough and these days it’s even tougher. Add to the mix if you live in the Portglenone area and you see the challenges that lie ahead.…… Continue reading A Bloodline to Portglenone
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?)
Quite a few of Northern Ireland’s breweries are selling on their own recently-created webshop (via a local off license because, its Northern Ireland and we’re run by incompetent arses politicians) and trying to make a profit in the world in which we currently live. A list of those breweries and off licenses can be found…… Continue reading All About the Sa, Bro
First of all I hope you are healthy and safely indoors. If you’re a key worker, thank you for venturing out. Thank you to every single one of you – from the front line NHS workers living a daily nightmare to the guys emptying my bins once a week to the good folk working in…… Continue reading Stay Safe, That’s An Order!