Posts Tagged ‘elbow lane’

Meeting House Vienna Lager

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Michael in Bradleys of North Main St. and the lads over at Elbow Lane have worked together to create this:

Meeting House Vienna Lager

It’s a super limited lager brewed by the folks in Elbow Lane and named in a competition on twitter.
You don’t get much more local than these guys!

Meeting House Lager

If you’re looking for gifts for this Christmas, Michael has an awesome slection in the shop, and he’ll make up a special gift set or hamper for you if you don’t see one you like!
Meeting House Lager

There’s a super range of artisan products at the front of the shop too. We’re bringing a batch of these out to Switzerland to make an Irish Foodie morning for the family over the break.

wisdom ale from Elbow Lane in Cork

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Unfortunately I missed the lager, but when I heard Bradleys had a small quantity of Wisdom Ale
from Elbow Lane I grabbed a couple of bottles.

Wisdom Ale

Bradleys still have some, so be quick and you can try it too. Hopefully both the lager and this will be in greater supply soon.

Wisdom Ale

edit: Now that I’ve tried it, I can say it’s good. It’s well balanced, and goes down very easily. It should be very accessible to someone new to craft beers, so if you’re looking for something to ease you into the craft beer scene, try this. It should go well with food too, it won’t overpower the food.

my review of Angel Stout from Elbow Lane in Cork

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

A couple of months ago, I heard rumblings on twitter of a new craft brewery in Cork,
called Elbow Lane. I followed them on twitter and asked
my usual source of all things beer related, Michael in Bradleys on North Main St. The scoop was that there was a new micro brewery in Cork, and they would be releasing 3 beers, a stout, and ale and a lager.
Soon enough we started to hear that the first main release would be Angel Stout and it would be available in Bradleys as well as other venues. I spoke to Elbow Lane on twitter directly, to urge them to finish the labelling and get the bottles into the shops!
To my delight and absolute surprise, they contacted me, along with Castle Cafe* in Blackrock Castle to say there would be a glass and a bottle there waiting for me!

I rushed in the following saturday and collected these beauties:
Angel Stout

Normally, I don’t ‘review’ drinks as such, I just say whethere or not I like them. I think there are enough reviewers out there, but in this case I’m making an exception.

My first impression of the new beer was the label. It’s always a treat to walk into the back of Bradleys and see the myriad of labels and bottles on offer. The Angel Stout stood out beautifully, with a lovely clear uncluttered label. It also has a very professional look about it.

The communication from the brewery has been great, keeping us up to date on production, letting us know when it’ll be in shops and of course, seeding bottles with chosen reviewers. They also ran an offer with Bradleys, where 10 purchasers of Angel Stout got a free glass. Great use of social media and lovely engagement with customers.

The stout itself, is a very nice drink. It’s a craft beer, but is very accessible to everyone. If you’re not normally a craft beer drinker, this would make a very good introduction to the breed. They’re sometimes quite individual, but this won’t offend anyone. It has plenty of taste, with a hoppy bite, and a lovely aftertaste. I had a few bottles and the consistency was certainly there. I think it would also be a good beer with food.

All in all, I think it’s a very good beer, and Elbow Lane is a great addition to the craft beer scene. Roll on the next two beers to be released!

* Castle Cafe is run by the same people that run Market Lane in town. We had coffee and the selection of breads and dips there. It’s a great venue for sitting out with nibbles and coffee. The menu looks really tempting too.

Angel Stout from Elbow Lane brewery in Cork

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I’ve been looking forward to trying this since I heard about it.
A new brewery in Cork, Elbow Lane has announced 3 new craft beers.
This is the first on release, Angel Stout. You can find it in Bradleys
on North Main St. and it’s in a 4 for €10 offer.

angel stout