Licensing · Northern Ireland

Evil Keg Filth: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Land

My name is Roy and I’m a CAMRA member.  There, I’ve said it.  I’m a rarity in Northern Ireland.  I’m a member of an organisation the Campaign for Real Ale, run by volunteers, that promotes cask beer and the local boozer. “Right, the local boozer I get, but what’s this cask beer stuff?” Ah, again…… Continue reading Evil Keg Filth: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Land

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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

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2018’s First Newbie…

…is MashDown Brewery from Banbridge. You’ve maybe already heard of it, you may even have had a collaboration brew from them.  Shore, a dulse stout that also involved Portrush’s Lacada Brewery, Dead End Brew Machine from Glasgow and North Coast Smokehouse was released last autumn.  A collaboration that happened after a Lacada co-owner got chatting…… Continue reading 2018’s First Newbie…

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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