QuareSwally

The B Words Hallelujah! The children on the hill have put their toys back in their prams and Stormont is functional once again. Some positive political news for once.
But this post isn’t about the Shinners or DUP, (who surely deserve that £1,000 ...
Lidl Means More Down South When I’m in the Republic of Ireland I always try to stop into Lidl to see if I can pick up any of the supermarket’s own-brand beer, not available in Northern Ireland. However what I look for isn’t any old ...
Northern Ireland Golden Pints 2019 The beer scene across the world is constantly evolving and that also applies to this nano patch of Planet Earth we call Northern Ireland. Some breweries fell by the wayside in 2019 while a few more started up. Some beer ...
A Twisted Kettle for Christmas Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome new Donaghadee setup Twisted Kettle to the Northern Irish microbrewery scene. I’ve been following its social media presence for a couple of years now and am really pleased brewer Jamie has managed to get his ...
You Can Change the Law Time is running out if you want to help your local microbrewery.
A consultation on the local alcohol licensing laws here in Northern Ireland is, at last, being put forward for public opinion and you can tell the powers that ...
New and Modest in Holywood, with one L Hold my glass, there’s a spanking new brewery in town. Well, I suppose that depends what town you’re in. Fair enough – if it’s anywhere other than Holywood, then no, but if it is Holywood, then yes.
Modest Beer is ...
Maiden Foyle (Mostly) Derry, Londonderry, Legenderry, Maiden City, Stroke City (God bless broadcasting legend Gerry Anderson for that one), however you refer to that small city in the north west, it’s fair to say its local brewing scene has been doing reasonably well ...
Who Brews It? Do You Really Care? 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 ...
Down Your Way A few new(ish) Northern Irish brews make the blog this time around. I’m aware it’s heavily County Down based but this will be rectified next time with a write up of brews from the Maiden City. So Derry wans can ...
The Blog Post With No Title 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 ...

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