Northern Ireland

Seeing You Over Christmas

We’ve quite a few relatively new local beers on the market so I’ll try to round up just some of what’s good out there from Northern Irish breweries ahead of the Christmas holidays. I was very excited to see Belfast’s Boundary launching one of my favourite styles, a Dubbel.  This 6.7% ABV Belgian Trappist style is a…… Continue reading Seeing You Over Christmas

Belfast · Northern Ireland · Wales

Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2017

The annual Belfast Beer and Cider festival rolled around again (as annual things tend to do) bringing with it an increased, and some may say better than usual, selection of beer for a few days in the superb setting of the Ulster Hall.  For the first time ever there were more beers available from the…… Continue reading Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Northern Ireland

Barrahooley Sam’s Yer Man at Hillstown

Fans of Hillstown Brewery should be pleased to know that Nigel, Jonny and Ali have had another man/brewery join the team. Barrahooley’s one-man-band Sam Birkett has left behind his Martinstown brewing kit and full time job in Belfast and taken the plunge to join the Hillstown gang after reading a tweet! The affable Scotsman explained…… Continue reading Barrahooley Sam’s Yer Man at Hillstown