Posts Tagged ‘craft beer’

new craft beers from Galway and Sligo, via Bradleys

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The lads at Galway Hooker Brewery have produced a stout – and I’m sure it’ll be as good as their Pale Ale.
The White Hag brewery in Sligo have launched their range in shops, and I’ve heard great things. I’m really keen to try these. Michael in Bradleys on North Main st has a good stock of both – pop in to get some.

Galway Hooker and White Hag craft beers

While you’re there – he has a fantastic offer on two really tasty wines – Moulin de Gassac red and white. I’m a huge fan of these and for a tenner each you can’t go wrong.

great wine offer in Bradleys

a selection from Bradleys

Monday, August 18th, 2014

I paid a long overdue visit to Bradleys on North Main St. last week. I’d heard of two new Irish craft microbreweries opening, St Mel’s in Longford, and Kellys Mountain Brewing.

A selection from Bradleys

The Helles Lager is good, though might need a bit more carbonation. I’m looking forward to the other two, and the Franciscan Well Jameson barrel aged stout in its fancy new getup is a Christmas tradition and will be coming to Switzerland with us.

new beers from Munster Brewery and a great beer’n’pizza offer

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Corks latest brewery, Munster Brewery recently opened just down the road from me in Youghal. Michael in Bradleys just got their first 2 beers in, so I called in to get them to try this weekend.

Blackguard and Fir Bolg, from Munster  Brewery

While I was in there I spotted this great offer – a six pack of 8 degrees fantastic beer, and a pizza from Saturday Pizzas in Ballymaloe. They sound like great pizza, soon as they make one without cheese I’ll be trying it 🙂

The craft revolution rolls on!

amber ella from eight degrees

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Amber-Ella, a new limited edition beer from 8 Degrees Brewing, now available from Bradleys on North Main St.

Amber Ella

I love Amber beer, so I’m looking forward to this one!

Miner’s Red Ale from Muckish Brewery in Donegal

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Michael in Bradleys is the first stockist in the country of this new craft beer from Muckish Brewery in Donegal. It’s a red ale and sounds like it’ll be very nice.

Miners Red Ale

Now that I’ve tried it – it is really good. As I said on untappd:
“Very nice. Smooth and balanced, lovely hop notes, balanced with malt.”

Baile Pale Ale

Friday, July 19th, 2013

I paid a flying visit to Bradleys this week to get a bottle of the latest craft beer to arrive on the scene. It’s another pale ale, but don’t let that put you off, it’s very nice indeed.
Baile Pale Ale, from Baile Brewing.
Baile Pale Ale

Michael just announced that he has a new one from from Donegal brewers @MuckishBrewery – Miner’s Red Ale. If it’s as good as Kinnegar’s stuff, it’ll be very good indeed. There are some great beers coming out of Donegal lately. It’s going straight to the top of the list of my beers to try.

latest specials from the Franciscan Well are out!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

the latest specials from the Franciscan Well are out – a coffee porter and an IPA.
I tried the IPA last night while having dinner with friends – it’s very good.
I’m looking forward to trying the coffee porter at the weekend.

You can get them in Bradleys on North Main st. but be quick – there’s a limited supply and it’s selling fast!

Franciscan Well Coffee Porter

Franciscan Well IPA

new irish craft beer (and a cider) from Bradleys

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

It’s been a while since I was in Bradleys and Michael has some new craft beers and ciders in, so I drove in this evening to get

Irish craft beers (and cider)

I’ll be trying the Devil’s Backbone tonight – I love an amber ale.

you can see some of my usual favourites in the background, Dark Arts Porter from Trouble Brewing in Kildare, Leann Follain from Carlow Brew Co, and Carraig Dubh from West Kerry brewery in Kerry.

easter beer festival at the Mad Monk in Midleton

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Mad Monk in Midleton is holding
a beer festival this Easter. It sounds like a great event.
Barbeques, music and great beer!

Easter beer festival at the Mad Monk

planning application for brewery and brewpub on corkmarket street in cork city

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I found this today:
planning for brewery and brewpub gloomy

Planning application for a brewery and associated brewpub on Cornmarket st in Cork City. I think it sounds great, and I hope it’s passed.

The Examiner has the whole story.