Organising our beer list: a controversial subject. After much deliberation, countless straw-polls, a hastily organised caucus and the penning of several haunting protest songs, we decided to group our beer collection into broad style categories. These are not designed to be compliant with the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) style guidelines but an indication of the style you can expect, interspersed with occasional tasting notes & anecdotes of questionable veracity.
The Ridiculous List:
These beers are just ridiculous, meant for sharing, sipping or staring at in wonderment!
Land & Labour Spon 2 375ml 5.8% Ireland €14.50
SPON: 2 YEAR BLEND is a Lambic-inspired spontaneously fermented beer. Brewed with a traditional turbid mash & boiled for several hours with aged hops before being cooled overnight in our Coolship.
Each beer has had a spontaneous fermentation in wine barrels where it remained as it evolved & matured for up to 2 years. This blend is assembled from barrels brewed on the 8th April 2018 & the 9th March 2019. Bottled on the 23rd Nov 2019. Released in May 2021.
Land and Labour Screaming Trees 375ml 5.2% Ireland €14.50
Screaming Trees was brewed with juniper needle infused brewing water & fermented with Voss Kveik yeast. In the glass it’s full of citrus. It’s gentle woody & herbal notes tied together by a pleasing juicy acidity. This beautifully weird & delicate beer has been maturing & evolving here since 2017, waiting patiently for its time to shine
To’Ol Considered Concentrations 3.9% Denmark €25.00
Petite Saison open-fermented with fresh Elderflowers, conditioned in stainless-steel and blended with ex-Chardonnay barrel-aged Saison.
Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mudcake 11% Sweden €11.50
Noa Pecan Mudcake is firmly a dessert beer. Not necessarily a beer to be enjoyed with dessert, but a beer to be enjoyed as dessert. This is as close to liquid mudcake as things get. Though oddly the very chocolate-y, cloyingly sweet taste manages to hide the pecan of the title as well as the 11% ABV.
Gypsy Hill Big Baller 11.3% England €10.30
Big Baller is exactly that, a triple IPA version of our core favourite ‘Baller’. At 48g/L this could be the heaviest hopped brew we’ve ever made. Mosaic, Citra and Ekuanot smash out everything you want from this style – huge dank, juicy, tropical flavours. Rounded out with a smooth, pillowy mouthfeel.
Whiplash Velouria 8.2% Ireland €8.20
This boyo is extra creamy and oaty for that velveteen cream dream. It’s gooseberry, sav blanc, pineapple and passionfruit screaming and trampolining from the glass.
Dot Brewing Farmhouse ale w/ Limoncello cubes 7% Ireland €8.00
A pale farmhouse ale aged in white wine barrels, transferred to stainless and rested on a bed of 10 year old zesty limoncello chestnut cubes.
Dot Brewing Pale Ale Aged in Sauternes Barrels 6.2% Ireland €8.00
A bright pale ale aged in French Oak Sauternes barrels for 6 months. Bright vinous aromas with gooseberry and peach with a light French Oak and Rye spice.
Mikkeller Passion Pool 4.6% Denmark €7.00
Mikkeller San Diego Passion Pool Gose is their legendary passionfruit gose is enveloped in juicy tropical fruit, mild salinity, and a befuddling drinkability. Restrained acidity and zippy carbonation
Third Barrel Painted Black IPA 7% Ireland €8.50
This Black IPA was brewed with Irish pale malt and Carafa, and loaded with 20g/l doses of Simcoe and Citra. The end product is a black beer that bursts with Pineapple and Grapefruit aromas backed up with a toasty malt backbone with hints of chocolate and coffee.
Dry & Bitter Oculus Orbis DIPA 8.4% Denmark €10.00
The third instalment of The Voyage Within series has a hit of El Dorado and Citra in the whirlpool, which is intensified by a double dry-hop of Strata, Galaxy and Mosaic. Notes of heavy pineapple and candied fruit give you visions of tangy tropical sweets.
De Ranke, XXX Bitter 8.5% Belgium €22.50
Hoppy Belgian Blonde
INDIA PALE ALE:
Hopped up version of the Pale Ale style, the addition of hops here adds a dry finish with grapefruit like pithiness. Allegedly the style developed when extra hops were added to sustain the freshness of British beer on its carriage across the water to India. ‘Unlikely’, say most beer experts. Delicious nonetheless.
Blacks Brewery, Ace of Haze. 4.2% Ireland €5.50
Galway Bay, Black IPA 7.0% Ireland €9.00
Kinnegar,Scraggy Bay 5.3% Ireland €7.20
Kinnegar, White Rabbit 4.5% Ireland €7.00
Lineman,Rabbit Hole 6.0% Ireland €7.00
Mikkellar, Hop Opera 9.0% Denmark €10.00
O Brother, The Sinner 6.2% Ireland €7.40
Rascals, Wunderbar 6.0% Ireland €5.50
Tropical Torpedo 6.0% USA €5.50
Ska, Hazy IPA 6.5% USA €5.70
Ska, Modus Hoperandi 6.8% USA €6.70
Third Circle, Technicolor 4.1% Ireland €5.50
Thornbridge, Jamestown 5.9% England €5.50
Surrender to the Void DIPA 8.5% Ireland €9.50
Lineman KiloHopZ IPA 7.0%. Ireland €9.30
Typically lighter coloured ales; range from gentle citrus notes to dense orangey malts.
Dungarvan,Mine Head 5.5% Ireland €6.30
Einstök, Arctic Pale Ale 5.6% Iceland €6.30
Trouble Brewing, Ambush 5.0% Ireland €6.20
White Hag, Ninth Wave 5.4% Ireland €5.50
Light, refreshing, easy to drink. The word ‘lager’ comes from the German word meaning ‘to store’. We store ours at 7°C.
Sierra Nevada, Sierraveza 5.0% USA €5.50
Created using predominantly malted wheat, this style lends itself to flavours of banana, bubble-gum, and is frequently typified by the cloudy, suspended yeast haziness.
Einstök, Icelandic White Ale 5.2% Iceland €6.30
Weihenstephaner, Hefeweissbeir 5.4% Germany €5.80
Whiplash, Alma Witbier 5.0% Ireland €9.00
One of the most approachable styles, a golden or blonde ale is an easy-drinking beer that is visually appealing and has no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth.
Dungarvan, Helvick Gold 4.9% Ireland €6.30
Pale Ale that is highly carbonated, fruity, spicy and often bottled conditioned. It was historically brewed with low alcohol levels, but modern productions of the style have moderate to high levels of alcohol.
Dungarvan, Curious Orange 6.5% Ireland €8.00
AMBER, RYE, RED, GINGER & BROWN ALE:
Slightly spicy and sometimes dry, tends to have a sharp edge and crisp, distinctive flavour, usually in the finish.
Dungarvan, Mahon Falls 5.1% Ireland €6.30
Atlantic Irish Red Ale 4.0% Ireland €6.30
Hollow & Fentimans Ginger Beer4.0%. UK €7.50
Lineman Idle Rye IPA 4.0%. UK €7.50
Dot Intersection Amber Ale 5.9% Ireland €7.70
SOUR, FRUIT & SPICED BEER:
A compelling category with flavours ranging from cherry sweet to champagne tart.
Lervig & Oud Beersel,
Skogen 6.0% Norway €9.00
Rodenbach, Fruitage 3.9% Belgium €5.00
Rodenbach Grand Cru 6.0% Belgium €7.00
Wild Little Thing 5.5% USA €5.50
Blood Orange Hard Seltzer 5.0% USA €5.50
STOUT & PORTER:
Traditional Irish and British style, combining bittered hoppiness with chocolatey toastiness to envelope the taste buds.
Black Chocolate Stout 10.0% USA €8.50
Einstök, Toasted Porter 6.0% Iceland €6.30
Kinnegar, Yannaroddy 4.8% Ireland €7.50
Lineman, Torrent 5.2% Ireland €7.20
O’Brother, The Nightcrawler 4.5% Ireland €7.00
Celebration Stout 6.5% Ireland €5.00
Chocolate Truffle Stout 4.2% Ireland €6.50
Third Barrel, This is an Outrage! Imperial Stout
9%. Ireland. €9.00
Lefthand Nitro Milk Stout 6%. USA. €7.80
These are beers to sip on beside a fire, they can be chocolaty, fruity, sweet and beguiling.
Duvel 8.5% Belgium €7.00
Duvel Tripel Hop Citra 9.5% Belgium €8.00
Mescan Red Tripel 8.5% Ireland €8.40
Cider Mill, Cockagee 5.0% Ireland €7.80
Coll’s Craft Cider 4.5% Ireland €5.40
Whiskey Cask Cider 5.8% Ireland €8.50
MacIvors, Plum & Ginger 4.0% Ireland €7.50
Sheppys Raspberry Cider 4.0% England €8.50
ALCOHOL FREE / LOW ALCOHOL DRINKS:
Fruh Non Alcoholic 0.1% Germany €4.00
GLUTEN FREE BEER:
Hollow & Fentimans Ginger Beer4%. England. €7.80
Gypsy Hill Bandit Pale Ale 3.8%. England. €5.50