https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Ajo3e0dYgXeYQGRDU2Y6t The Norwegian yeast called kveik (pronounced k’vike) has become more familiar over the past couple of years in our local beer scene but what’s all the fuss about, how does it differ and what does it bring to the party? Simply put, a lot of kveik strains are resilient and ferment beer faster and…… Continue reading K’vik, Before They’re Gone
I’ve been a bit lax on the auld blog of late. A broken wrist a few weeks back saw to that and doing any social media/blogging with an arm cast on is a right pain in the, well, wrist. The road to recovery is well and truly being trod and to get me back into…… Continue reading Belfast Beer Week
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4zN3Hjg3k7mWboq8BEK7ih When I post a photo of a high ABV beer on my social media feeds, replies usually include something along the lines of “That’s a wine right there!” Well, it obviously isn’t but if you’re used to drinking low-mid ABV beers then I get where you’re coming from. Such big beasts do exist in…… Continue reading Double Digits
Another weird year comes to an end but some things don’t change. As is the norm for this time of year, pandemic or not, the Quare Swally Northern Ireland Golden Pints make an appearance to celebrate the best brews from our wee corner of the world. I thank every single brewer, packer, distributor, publican, bottle…… Continue reading Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2021
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?