Northern Ireland

Derry/Londonderry New Beer

For most beery people in Northern Ireland, Huddersfield in West Yorkshire would only mean the home of the acclaimed Magic Rock brewery. Now there’s a second point about the town that you can throw into the conversation. Former brewer at Londonderry’s Walled City restaurant and brewery, Andrew Rough, is also from the English town and…… Continue reading Derry/Londonderry New Beer

Licensing · Northern Ireland

United in Manchester

A terrible thing preceded a wonderful thing last weekend in Manchester. The terrible thing was Cloudwater brewery’s much anticipated first Friends & Family & Beer festival being wound up after less than one full day. Licensing issues were to blame and whatever the intricacies of rights and wrongs, the festival came to a shuddering halt…… Continue reading United in Manchester