Northern Ireland

A One Year Old’s Party, Norn Iron Pub Style

What kind of first birthday party have you been to where there’s been over thirty beers from local breweries on offer? A damned good one, that’s for sure. That was the case last weekend with Galway Bay Brewery’s only Northern Irish pub, Northern Lights on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, reaching the one year milestone…… Continue reading A One Year Old’s Party, Norn Iron Pub Style

Northern Ireland

Cans, Contracts and Modern Reds

Does the future of Northern Irish beer now pour from a can? Thankfully the snobbery once associated with cans of beer is fast disappearing as many Irish, British and of course American breweries have been pumping out some top quality brews for quite a while – just think of Whiplash, Yellowbelly, Cloudwater, Beavertown, Magic Rock,…… Continue reading Cans, Contracts and Modern Reds

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