Saturday, December 31, 2011

White Gypsy Blond Belgian Ale

Back on Tap
This is the second keg of this wonderful beer, tapped 5.2.2012
As of 5.01.12 this beer is now tapped and it's a cracker, and a record holder of the strongest Irish Craft Beer on tap in Ireland 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cask Beer for January

Coming up in January, we have the return of a couple of Beers that went very well the last time we had them on. From the Fuller's brewery we have Bengal Lancer and the much sought after London Porter. Following these we will have Old Speckled Hen, Dungarvan's Black Rock Stout & Copper Coast Red. There's also on ocean of beer due in the form of draught & bottle, and White Gypsy have promised me some of "the good stuff" in early January.

On tap & Cask at the moment;
Carrig Lager, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Einbecker Export Strenght Lager, Cask Metalman Pale Ale

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Carrig Lager

I've had this on rotation for a while now, but forgot to blog about it.  So here it is.
I'm reminded of my first gulp of Belfast Lager, full, rich, malty and with a fantastic "tastes like more" finish. That is to say that the hops combined with the soft semi sweet flavours really leave the palate wanting. A lot of others Craft Beer drinkers must have the same thought, as Carrig Lager has sold quite well recently. It will continue to go through the Rotation taps, but I personally look forward to enjoying the beer during our summer period.....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Yule ól from White Gypsy

The label says
"Yule Ol is a beer brewed with the Christmas dinner in mind. Full of berry flavours with a hint of toffee and coffee, and the lovely warming of the strong alcohol 6%abv"
2 cases delivered.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dungarvan Coffee & Oatmeal Stout

I'm a fan of good Coffee and good Beer. But to have both in the same glass, happy days. This seasonal release from Dungarvan Brewing offers the perfect balance of fresh espresso flavours with a smooth mouthfeel imparted by the oats. Don't forget that underneath there's a seriously good stout. 
While stocks last. Yeah, right.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Creans Lager

Now on Rotation tap 3
Cara Malt has been used in this beer, so expect to see a lack of "yellow".
The first sip shows malt and crispness with a soft finish for that "tastes like more feeling"
Great to see another Irish Craft Beer born

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Official Xmas Beer of 2011

Once the staff tried this beer, it was love. 
Well done to 8 Degrees Brewing for creating such agreat beer.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cask and Keg Specials

On rotation tap we have 
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Sunburnt Irish Red
Pawel Kwak
Unertl Weiss

On Cask
The brilliant Helvic Gold Blonde "This is a refreshing blonde ale generously hopped to give bitterness and aroma that packs a punch!"

"A world away from your typical tasteless lager, this is a really interesting thirst-quenching beer with an astringent very dry finish, very distinctive hoppy fruits and good length. Delicious." - John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine 10th July 2010

Tom Crean’s Premium Lager will hit the taps later this week, hopefully followed by Schneider Aventinus

We also have some new bottles this week from Belgium and Germany, plus a few cases of Brewdog's Trashy Blonde.

The Franciscan Well is releasing an old favourite this month, Bellringer.  This beer was part of their regular line up before being discontinued some time ago. This will be available in 1tr bottles, for Off Sales only. Here is where you can reserve yours. 24 is all I will have.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Beer's

New Beers

Doppel Hirsch Germany 500ml  7.2% abv
Full bodied and mellow strong lager style beer with a light Hop bitterness.
Foods:Ideal with Half Roast Chicken and BBQ Ribs

Hirsch Weihnachts- Bier 500ml  5.2% abv
An amber beer, crisp and clean tasting with grassy notes and light malt flavours
Foods:Ideal with Half Roast Chicken, Beef Burger

La Trappe Brewery France
Blond 6.5% abv
A clear, sparkling Trappist beer with a high fermentation level. Fresh and fruity taste with a soft bitter aftertaste. The various types of hops add an aromatic smell.

Dubbel 7.0% abv
An authentic Trappist beer with a deep red-brown colour. Through the use of a.o. caramel malt, it has a soft aromatic, caramel-like character. A little bit sweet in taste with a fresh aftertaste.

Tripel 8.0% abv
A special and powerful Trappist. Including the use of coriander owes it its spicy character. Golden in color with a fruity, bittersweet taste.

Quadrupel 10% abv
A unique Trappist beer that is even put to rest sorted by year in the cellars of the abbey for further fermentation. The strongest beer of La Trappe with a beautiful amber colour. The warm taste is full and well-balanced.

Brouwerij Het Anker Belgium
Gouden Carolus Classic 8.5% abv
This dark beer combined with aromatic malts and high fermentation process produces the warm roundness of wine with the light freshness of beer.

Gouden Carolus Tripel 9.0% abv
Up to this very day it is still brewed according to ancient tradition.Golden Carolus Tripel has a unique colour and a rich taste thanks to its well-balanced hopping.

Gouden Carolus Ambrio 8.0% abv
The balance between the different malts, the fine hops and the typical taste of herbs creates a perfect harmony between the powerful taste of brown beers and the light freshness of blonde beers.

Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 8.0% abv
Hopsinjoor” derived from the use of 5 different kinds of hops. These hops are fractioned at a different time during the cooking process in order to conserve a maximum of aroma. The Ale has a gentle taste with a slightly bitter after taste.