15 September, 2009

Hilden Brewing Company, Belfast.

Evidently, I'm a talented photographer, even stationary objects look in speedy motion.....

I'm always really excited to get in a few new Irish beers. The Hilden Brewing Company are Ireland's oldest Independent Brewery. These guys are situated between Lisburn and Belfast and it's not Harp!!!

I went for The Belfast Blonde, 4.3%: A clean, pale beer with a hoppy nose and a floral palate.

The Cathedral Quarter beer, 5.3%: Classic red ale with a full bodied round fruit palate.

Both available in Deveney's as of today. Ruthxx

10 September, 2009

Septemberfest, this weekend.

Septemberfest - 12th and 13th September.
Farmleigh, Phoenix Park.
Hope to see you all here sampling what the best Irish microbreweries have to offer.
Cooley Distillery will be showcasing a range of their Award winning Whiskies - massive fan.
Coole Swan are also featuring along with a bit of music and some good grub.
Well worth the trip into town especially if the weather holds up.
See you there on Sunday.....

September beer specials....

I've a couple of decent specials available for the month of September.......
Flensburger Gold 5x330ml €10
Flensburger Pilsner 4x500ml €10
Flensburger Weizen 4x500ml €10
Whitstable Bay organic ale 2x500ml €5
Shepherd Neame, 1698 2x500ml €5
So, get using the garden furniture you purchased in April, we're getting our summer!!!!

09 September, 2009

Sierra Nevada S.Hemisphere Harvest.

12 bottles of this seasonal brew from Sierra Nevada arrived today. If you're in search of something really unusual, this is your beer.
It contains all New Zealand hops, freshly picked in the Southern Hemisphere, dried and shipped directly to Chico for brewing.
The tasting notes from the brewery as follows:
Appearance: Gold around rim, orange and slightly cloudy.
Nose: Heavily malted with notes of caramel and notes of apple.
Palate: Fresh hops coming through with just a hint of malt.
I'll give it the test run this evening and post the ABC.
Ruth xx

Chapeau Kriek, Pineapple, Peche and Fraises

Finally, my new Lambics have arrived.
Place your order with the local Balti house 'cause I've got the perfect accompaniment to the 'Housewives special'..........
Kriek, Peche, Exotic(pineapple) and Fraise.
All ready to purchase at Deveney's Dundrum.
The 3 girls in my house are very partial so can't guarantee stock availability.
Ruth xx

01 September, 2009

Pig on a spit.... Apologies.

Just responding to all the positive feedback regarding the 'pig on a spit' I mentioned in the September tasting post. Apologies, I was trying to be funny. We are not having a pig roasting in the shop for Oktoberfest. Although this is a good idea, health and safety might not be so keen.

Sorry to disappoint everyone.

Apologies again!!

Ruth xx