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
DIPAs aka Double IPAs aka Damned Tasty Beasts. I know that’s DTB but cut me some slack here. If you’re an IPA fan then there’s a good chance (if you haven’t tried already) that you’d love a double IPA. Hoppier and stronger than a standard IPA, double IPAS are widespread across the Irish market at…… Continue reading DIPA Delights Pt 1