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Dabbling in Supermarket Craft Beer? You’ve Never Had It So Good

In the (looks at the abacus) almost 10 years I’ve been blethering away on this blog, the Northern Ireland beer scene has changed immeasurably. Okay, when I say immeasurably, that’s not true. Of course it’s measurable, I’ve been one of the people measuring it. Let’s just say it has changed for the better in many…… Continue reading Dabbling in Supermarket Craft Beer? You’ve Never Had It So Good

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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

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A Birthday Trilogy. Part 2: Whitewater

Following on from Part 1: Ards is the story of a former Kilkeel brewery that outgrew its original site and moved to a much more impressive setting near Castlewellan. Whitewater Brewery was founded by Bernard and Kerry Sloan in the mid 1990s and 2021 sees its 25th birthday. Much has happened to Northern Ireland’s beer…… Continue reading A Birthday Trilogy. Part 2: Whitewater