Northern Ireland now has 31 businesses registered as breweries (I’ll refrain from simply calling them all breweries – it’s complicated) and something that’s been on my mind for a while now is their beer quality – or lack of. In 2011 we had a mere five such businesses and it’s increased by over 500% in six years.…… Continue reading Belfast’s Fifth Quarter – who knew?
Something jingled my jangles recently. There I was, with Mrs W in The Cloth Ear bar in Belfast when I started to peruse its craft beer menu. After I’d stopped laughing hysterically at the pricing, I noticed a number of contract brews were on the list including Clearsky and McGrath’s. Clearsky has Fulcrum, Rowlock and Tidefall in its…… Continue reading Where’s Your Beer Really Brewed?
At my last count there are now 25 breweries from Northern Ireland. Or are there? It’s difficult to keep up with the wave of new beers and breweries coming from Northern Ireland over the past few weeks and it’s great to see but not all NI breweries are in NI. I’ve no problems where a…… Continue reading Northern Ireland’s Contract Breweries