‘Bout ye? Here we are again at the back end of the year when the focus is on the Golden Pint awards. The more years I’ve done these the more I’ve realised you can pick and choose or even add categories if you wish. So for the first time I’ve merged my Best of NI…… Continue reading Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2017
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
Northern Ireland beer company number 32 (according to my rough figures) has launched its wares onto local shelves so what’s a man to do when passing McGlone’s off licence in Dunmurry? One of each please, and a 5p bag if I must. Why do I keep forgetting to put my beer carrier back into the boot…… Continue reading Number 32?
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
A few more Double IPAs floating around the ether and picking up where I left off, Whiplash is renowned across the island of Ireland as one of our best beer makers. Brewer Alex recently paid a visit to the Portrush Beer and Food Festival where he poured some of his sought after beers, including DIPA Let…… Continue reading DIPA Delights Pt 2