Some new releases recently so let’s get wired in. From Portrush’s co-operative brewery Lacada, branded as a North Coast IPA and recently pouring from cask at CAMRA’s Belfast Beer Festival, Devil’s Washtub. 5.2% ABV and actually a black IPA (perhaps this should be on the branding so not to scare anyone who’s expecting a golden…… Continue reading Ulster Newbies – from Mourne to Muff
It was that time of year again, when around 130 real ales and cider became available at the Belfast Beer and Cider Festival. One of the biggest single bars in Ireland was constructed over a couple of days inside the majestic Ulster Hall in Belfast – all done by Campaign for Real Ale volunteers. An…… Continue reading Pick of the Crop
Cancer sucks. We all know that. We’ve all been affected in some way by cancer. I’ve lost grandmothers, aunts, uncles and friends to the disease. I learned only this week that my godmother is battling it. So to highlight the issue, @BeerO’ClockShow in the UK and @IrishBeerSnob/@MrsBeerSnob in the Republic of Ireland have come together to…… Continue reading #BigBeeryNight16
I was unsure if I should write a review of some beers made by a brewery that doesn’t exist anymore. What’s the point in reviewing products if the public can’t get hold of them, but then I remembered that I managed to buy them a few days ago in Neill Wines in Groomsport, so there…… Continue reading Germany to Bangor – Auf Weidersehen Maltmeister?