Belfast · Northern Ireland · Uncategorized

A Welcome Old Addition to Belfast’s Beer Scene

The Oxford English Dictionary simply refers to a brewpub as a public house that sells beer brewed on the premises. Brewpubs are very few and far between in Northern Ireland. Until early 2021 there were three: the superb Walled City restaurant in Derry/Londonderry, the beautiful Speckled Hen restaurant near Lisburn brewing small batch Black Mountain…… Continue reading A Welcome Old Addition to Belfast’s Beer Scene

Northern Ireland

A Birthday Trilogy. Part 3: Hilden

Whether you be new to the world of craft beer or a seasoned pro, you may not be aware that Hilden Brewery near Lisburn is the oldest surviving independent brewery on the island of Ireland and turns 40 years young in 2021. Hilden brews, including the likes of Twisted Hop, Headless Dog and Belfast Blonde,…… Continue reading A Birthday Trilogy. Part 3: Hilden

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