Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Dog's B****x

The title is not helped by the logo I know, but it is a real beer. A seasonal form the Wychwood Brewery Oxfordshire.

"Standing out from the crowd, an old favourite returns that always lives up to its name.

Pale golden, well rounded flavours warm the palate & come together with a hint of nuts, resulting in a robust fulsome aroma that hangs low 'til the last.

A great excuse to go & see a man about a dog."

If anyone asks me how it tastes, I know what I'll be saying

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beer & Cheese Weekend

Runs from Friday evening to Monday evening, with 4 beer and cheese pairings.

1 - Buckleys Golden Ale & Gubeen Soft Cheese
2 - Castle Red Irish Ale & Cooleney Soft Cheese
3 - O'Hara's Irish Stout & Hegarty's Cheddar
4 - Dark Arts Porter & Cashel Blue

Costing €7

Groupon Deal

Minimum of 4 persons required to validate voucher
Groups of less than 6 may be required to share large tables
Available in Beerhall only, not for Restaurant use
All persons in group must be over 18 yrs of age
Limited tables available each day
Beerhall open 7 days

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beer Specials

Cask     Comeragh Challenger from Dungarvan Brewery 3.7% abv
Keg     Schlenkerla Helles, Howling Gale Ale, O'Hara's IPA& Unertl Weisbier
Bottle     Rothaus Tannenzapfle German Pils, Köstritzer Schwarzbier Dark Lager

Next week will see the delivery of the hard to find Fullers Porter  and Bengal Lancer on Cask. Sierra Nevada Tumbler seasonal hoppy dark ale makes a return. Leann Follain hits the Cask pump at some stage followed closely by O'Hara's IPA. With a bit of luck, November should also get to welcome 8 Degrees Knockmealdown Porter, in bottle and draught, to the party.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tannenzäpfle €4

Alcohol Strength5,1 % Vol.
TasteCrisp and clean
Rothaus Tannenzäpfle
"Tannenzäpfle" (which means "small fir cone") is a tangy lager with a fine hop-aroma and well balanced taste produced by the Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus. Black Forest spring water from an altitude of 1000 metres is used for production and gives the beer its distinctive freshness. Tannenzäpfle is the brewery's most successful product.
Since 1956 the brewery has printed a blond girl in a traditional Black Forest costume on their labels. Rothaus fans gave her the name "Birgit Kraft" because it is an allusion to the Alemannic version of the phrase "Bier gibt Kraft" ("Bier giet Kraft" – "Beer gives you strength")

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Barrelhead Pale Ale Cask

A cask of this wonderful Pale Ale from the Franciscan Well Brewery Co. Cork will be tapped up this morning. A bit on the hard to find side of things, so I don't expect it to last too long. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fullers Beers on Cask

update Monday 10th Oct ; Fullers LP  now on cask

I found a nice surprise this morning , a cask each of Fullers ESB and Fullers London Pride and a keg of Fullers Honey Dew. Another Keg of Rogue Dead Guy Ale has made it's way to us and will be tapped right away. So nice beers for all this weekend.

Happy Friday

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Irish Craft Brewing Short Guide

Education has always been our focus when to comes to driving customers towards Irish Craft Beer. The more you know about a product, the easier to understand it. And so comes our short guide to the Irish Craft Beer scene here in Ireland. From a bio of all current Irish Micro Breweries, to two pour stout and an explanation's of most beer styles and types, it's an easy yet informative read. 
Produced by myself & John Duffy( a huge input from John actually) aka "The Beer Nut".

Available at the Bull & Castle or by post with card payments.
Contact Geoff or Dave, all information is confidential.