The Dirty Hallion

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Festival 2018 The dust has settled and the heads cleared, so it’s time to recap on this years Alltech Craft Brews and Food Festival.
I’d heard nothing but good things about this event and knew I had to get down and see ...
Brewers of the North No:6 BeerHut brewing company The alarm woke me at 4:30am….
Actually, that’s not exactly accurate, the alarm woke Mrs Hallion at 4:30am, who elbowed me out of my coma like slumber.
I was spending the day with Andrew McBride and Neil Chambers from Beerhut ...
Downstream, the worlds first block chain beer Whilst murky/hazy beers have been dividing opinion pretty evenly among many in the craft beer community in recent years, there’s one area we’d all like to see more transparency in and that’s the breweries themselves.
In the beginning it was ...
From the graveyard to the Gate A few months back a guy pm’d me on twitter saying he’d recently discovered my blog and inviting me down to Dublin for a look around their brewery.
The guy was Padraig Fox and he works at the Open Gate ...
Portrush Beer and Food Festival On Saturday Mrs Hallion and myself took a drive up the north coast to Portrush for their second annual beer and food festival.
The festival, organised as always by those great folks from Lacada Co-op, has drawn a great mixture ...
Cheated by a “bottled” Blonde Recently I was browsing through the beer aisles looking for inspiration when I saw two pinup girls looking back at me. Now I’m generally not a fan of using scantily clad women to sell beer but this artwork in my ...
Man cannot live on liquid bread alone… I read recently about the Paulaner monks of Munich, famous from their brewing expertise, they would fast for the whole of lent (46 days), with beer and water their only sustenance.
I’m certainly not recommending this. Aside from the strain ...
How not to get a job in the brewing industry A short while ago I noticed that a brewery in Belfast was looking for an assistant brewer.
I thought about it and came up with a list of pros and cons:
Pros
I’d kill to work in the brewing industry.
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Brewers of the North: No.5 Whitewater Brewery When I initially started to plan this series Whitewater was one of the first breweries I contacted. Disappointingly I had to reschedule the original planned visit for one a couple of months later.
Unfortunately this meant I didn't get to ...
Brewers of the North: No.4 Hillstown Brewery  My visit to Hillstown was unlike any of my previous brewery visits. Whilst they took place during a normal brew day with me dropping in on the proceedings and generally getting in the way with my camera and notebook. This ...

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