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Brew York: Coconut Kings

Every so often a brewery, new to me, crosses my path and takes my breath away. Last year that brewery wasn’t Cloudwater, Northern Monk, Verdant or any of the other supposedly hip and fashionable UK breweries. Sure, they’ve produced some great beers over the past while and are widely known by Northern Ireland’s beer crafterati…… Continue reading Brew York: Coconut Kings

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