Time is running out if you want to help your local microbrewery. A consultation on the local alcohol licensing laws here in Northern Ireland is, at last, being put forward for public opinion and you can tell the powers that be how outdated things are here. And boy, we know how outdated they are. If…… Continue reading You Can Change the Law
Hold my glass, there’s a spanking new brewery in town. Well, I suppose that depends what town you’re in. Fair enough – if it’s anywhere other than Holywood, then no, but if it is Holywood, then yes. Modest Beer is the baby of Chris Morris and he’s relishing the daunting challenge of being commercially available…… Continue reading New and Modest in Holywood, with one L
Derry, Londonderry, Legenderry, Maiden City, Stroke City (God bless broadcasting legend Gerry Anderson for that one), however you refer to that small city in the north west, it’s fair to say its local brewing scene has been doing reasonably well this past few years. The excellent Walled City restaurant and brewery opened its doors in…… Continue reading Maiden Foyle (Mostly)
A while back I had a bit of a pop at contract breweries not labelling where their beer was being brewed. What’s the big deal? Why not just say if your beer is being brewed at a different location? It seems that train of thought continues with Dopey Dick in Derry/Londonderry. They did apparently brew…… Continue reading Who Brews It? Do You Really Care?
A few new(ish) Northern Irish brews make the blog this time around. I’m aware it’s heavily County Down based but this will be rectified next time with a write up of brews from the Maiden City. So Derry wans can quit the gurning before you start gurning. Warrenpoint’s Mourne Mountains Brewery kindly sent me their…… Continue reading Down Your Way