Northern Ireland

Stash Killing: Lacada There’s something quite satisfying yet worrying about opening a bottle that’s been sitting stashed away for a few years. It’s like an angel and a devil are sat on either shoulder saying “Yes do it”, “No, don’t do it”, “Do it”, “Don’t do it”. When exactly IS the right time to open that special…… Continue reading Stash Killing: Lacada

Ireland · Northern Ireland

Tis the Season Picture the scene. Evening time in your living room, curtains drawn, Christmas tree lights on and there’s a gorgeous log fire roaring away in front of you. All that’s needed now to complete that festive circle is a bangin’ imperial stout. The good news for you is that’s there are quite a few out…… Continue reading Tis the Season

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K’vik, Before They’re Gone 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


Listen Mate, Life has Surface Noise

As 2020 has been an absolute bag of horse manure, brewers are now adapting and dealing with everyday tasks differently. One such noticeable change is a collaboration effort between two breweries at opposite ends of Northern Ireland – Lacada from Portrush and Beer Hut of Kilkeel. To my knowledge, and correct me if I’m wrong,…… Continue reading Listen Mate, Life has Surface Noise