Ah it’s that time of year, the time when you’ll hear people say ‘grand stretch’ with a lightness in their voice, before a quick cold snap freezes their breath in the air. However, spring is certainly in the air and after hibernating through dry-January brewers have emerged with new beers for February.
Last week we had a new entry from across the water with Five Points Brewing along with the return of a few favourites from Beavertown but we had a lot of new brews from Irish brewers drop in the last week as well. Here’s a round up of just a few that crossed my desk. This seasons must haves if you will.
From one of Irelands newest breweries, Dead Centre, comes a fresh release </soursecode> a very sessionable pale ale at just 4% abv but coming packed up with fruity citrus hops. Landing in stores soon. As fresh as can be!
Wicklow Wolf also have a new release, a reinvention of their Sorachi Red ale, a very popular seasonal from way back in 2016. This is now joining their core range. The new tweaked recipe matches the smooth caramel and roasted barley of an Irish red ale with Sorachi Ace, a unique hop variety with distinct lemon and spicy herbal character, think lemon grass and dill.
YellowBelly, dropped not one but two new beers this week. Electric Dreams a juicy pale ale hopped up on Simcoe and Amarillo for plenty of soft tropical fruit and a light piney bite. The second beer, Kellerbier, is a full bodied, smooth and naturally cloudy lager with light sweetness to the finish. This one is, as YellowBelly put it in their own inimitable style, “best enjoyed in [their] new monster 500ml cans.”
It should also be noted there is a notable day drawing near, if the love of your life is also a craft beer lover, then you couldn’t go wrong with our special Valentines Kinnegar mixed pack. On offer at just €20.00. Pick it up while stocks last!
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, this offer will end on 18th February, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.