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

Northern Ireland

Bulls, Badgers, Boars and Bunnies

A round up of some new local beers hitting the Northern Ireland beer scene over the past few weeks. William and Mick from Bullhouse recently completed a promotional road trip of Ireland, holding meet the brewer talks and selling their beer on tap in Dublin, Cork, Galway (among others) and ending at Northern Lights bar in…… Continue reading Bulls, Badgers, Boars and Bunnies

Northern Ireland

What’s the McCracken Armagh?

County Armagh. The orchard county, apple country, Ulster’s home of cider. In beer terms, there was no craic in County Armagh. It was one of the very few counties that didn’t boast at least one brewery, until now. Based just outside Portadown, Ryan McCracken has been homebrewing since 2015 and moved into the choppy waters…… Continue reading What’s the McCracken Armagh?