Posts Tagged ‘beer’

alpha dawg, the new special from the Franciscan Well

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

They’ve been at it again in the Franciscan Well, their new special is an IPA called Alpha Dawg.

I can’t wait to try this out!
Alpha Dawg

I picked these up in Bradleys on North Main st. You can also get it in Hollands in Bray and the Franciscan Well itself of course.

some new treats

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

A couple of new beers to try from Oregon and Kildare by way of Bradleys on North Main Street.

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from left to right:
Rogue Mocha Porter, Ór Golden Ale and American Amber Ale.

smithwick’s pale ale

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I picked up a bottle of the new Smithwick’s Pale Ale to try.

Smithwick's Pale Ale

I’ll update with my opinion once I’ve tried it 🙂

Update:
um, normally I try to stick to the “if you’ve nothing good to say, say nothing”, but I did say I’d give my thoughts. There’s a great craft beer groundswell in Ireland at the moment, and anyone entering that space has to cope with high entry points.
This offering from Smithwick’s falls short of that. It’s not bad, but it’s not good either. I can’t see what they were aiming at with this – it’s like a watered down version of ‘normal’ Smithwick’s. It should have been an opportunity to develop a new taste and make a mark in the craft beer market.
No masterchef apron for this recipe :/