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?
I would imagine that Northern Ireland’s beer scene has never experienced the like of it before. Five years ago we had 5 micro/nanobreweries. At the start of 2015 we had the impressive total of 15 breweries selling beer. Now at the end of the year that stands at 26. Eleven have appeared in the past…… Continue reading 2015’s New Brewers
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