A while back I had a bit of a pop at contract breweries not labelling where their beer was being brewed. What’s the big deal? Why not just say if your beer is being brewed at a different location? It seems that train of thought continues with Dopey Dick in Derry/Londonderry. They did apparently brew…… Continue reading Who Brews It? Do You Really Care?
I usually conjure up a blog post title after I’ve written the actual post but today I can’t think of anything that would do my words justice, so I’m leaving it as is. A few days ago I headed off with some friends on a motorbike trip to northern France and Belgium, of course sampling…… Continue reading The Blog Post With No Title
Non alcoholic beer – what’s the point in that? If your idea and memory of 0% beer is a bottle of the awful Kaliber back in the day, or maybe you’d think, as I often do, “I’d rather just have a decent cuppa, thanks” then maybe this blog post is for you. I never drink…… Continue reading Does 0% Alcohol Mean 0% Taste?
There was recently a view among beer drinkers that sub-3% ABV beers (if you could find any) were low in taste. That changed when Ireland’s Whiplash brewery, despite brewing some of the country’s finest DIPAs over the past few years, released a 2.8% micro IPA called Northern Lights. That beer hit a new high among…… Continue reading Searching Low and Low
We all know macro breweries are a bit scared of microbrewed local craft beer. That’s why they’ve all unleashed their ultra-glitzy craft advertising campaigns featuring happy looking people brewing in a large shed and running their hands endlessly through buckets of malted barley – all while the sun streams through an old single-glazed window. ‘Cos…… Continue reading You’re Being Duped