Wexford Irish Creme Ale is another product from the Green King using authentic Irish malts and hops dating back to a 1810 recipe. The beer is very smooth with a tasty caramel taste and as the name suggests is very creamy. The can features a widget, a small ping pong ball like device which releases nitrogen into the beer when the can is opened to give the beer a live taste like straight out of a draught tap. Quiet a few of the English and Irish ales and stouts use a similar idea, ball shaped and others with very high tech fins and flaps. We will do a story on widgets in coming weeks. The beer probably isn’t a beer you would want to drink year round, it is more a winter beer and goes great with rich hot foods like roasts and casseroles rich with gravy and roasted veg. delicious!
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Smithwicks pronounced without the ‘W’ is Ireland’s oldest ale dating back to 1710 when it was first brewed at the St Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny Ireland which is Ireland’s oldest brewery and the site of a 14th century abbey. It’s a red style Irish Ale and is now brewed in both Kilkenny and in a higher strength (4.5% instead of 3.8% form) for the exported market in the Irish city of Dundalk in Louth County close to the border of Northern Ireland. The beer has been a popular Irish beer in many markets around the world expecially Canada, but it has only recently been distributed in the USA where Diageo launched it in 2004. It is making major inroads and is fast becoming one of the favorite Irish beers in America especially in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
The Guiness Factory has been rolled over with the biggest beer hoist in the factory’s 248 year history yesterday. Some thirsty bandit drove into the factory and knocked off 450 full kegs of Diageo products. He got away with 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Calsberg- thats 296000 pints of liquor. Th driver drove in in a truck and hitched to a trailer and took off. It looks as though the security cameras didn’t pick up the guy as there is no description but I bet theres a couple of lads who have got a pretty big head ache this morning.
After the German’ no one loves beer more than the Irish, and this week in Belfast fresh flowing beer will rule supreme at the Balmoral Hall, King’s hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the Belfast Beer and Cider festival. The festival will feature over 120 beers and nearly 20 different ciders over three days with all the fun and food you would expect from a great beer festival. The fefstival is ran my CAMRA which is a consumer organisation which campains for Real Ale and the right to good beers. There are some 85000 members througout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Highlight of the festival will be the awarding of the Champion Beer of Belfast 2007 which is sure to be a tasty drop. This year marks the 9th year of the festival.
Do good things come to those who wait? Well according to the makers of Guinness they do. Check out this clever ad above for Ireland’s favorite beer, there is not much beer in it but there are some pretty clever computer animated effects of evolution in reverse. Charles Darwin may have left beer out of his theory of evolution but it is probably is what he was on about. If you want to know a bit more about Guinness home town of Dublin check out this post below on our partner site Tripandom.
The European Commission must have been on the turps they wanted to get rid of the pint from British and Irish pubs. They wanted the pint to go metric like everything else, but the good old beer drinkers kicked up a real stink and ran a campain to tell the EU to bugger off. They finally came to their senses and it looks like the good old pint has had a stay of execution. They also are going to allow the poor old Brits to use miles and measure their gold in troy ounces what ever that is. They just couldn’t cope with the change.
You might have bought a can of Guinness and noticed something rattling around in the can- well its not a set of lost keys or someone’s belongings from the factory it is in fact a widget. A widget you may ask, well this clever little device is inserted in the can to help with the creamy head in your can of Guinness. The widget which is usually a little eyeball sized ball helps release the CO2 within the can when it is opened. The ball contains nitrogen and has a tiny hole which is released when the can is opened creating a rich tasty and creamy head for your enjoyment.
Guinness is one of Ireland’s most famous exports and a damm tasty beverage. Its dark and creamy taste is a favorite in bars and pubs all around the world. The advertising people at Guinness have made this great ad which is well all to the tune of the Rhythm of Life. It shows some guys at the pub and traces back the evolutionary chain to the dawn of time- some great pictures and its pretty funny especially the little critter at the end.
Guinness Irish Stout is one of the worlds most famous and delicious beers. The beer has its origins way back to the early 1700′s when the St Jame’s Brewery in Dublin produced a porter style beer which was popular in London at the time. The Guinness Empire has since grown into a multi billion dollar operation reaching just about all corners of the world. Guinness is not only tasty it has some anti toxins which are meant to be beneficial for the heart and can also break down nasty cholesterol on the artery walls. Our You Tube video of the week will help you health with a jolly good laugh- sit back and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »