20 March, 2010
16 March, 2010
I was a little dubious about this beer when they launched it a couple of years ago. As a wine drinker myself, I was the target market on all levels - price, aesthetics, product placement and production method. This is a beer brewed with Champagne yeast from the Alsace region in France. Personally, my expectations were high and I was seriously disappointed as a result. I found this kinda boring... Crisp and dry with some floral notes and way too carbonated. I felt it didn't warrant €2.99. Molston Coors own the brand and have recently set up shop here in Ireland. The product has fallen hugely in price thus making it affordable and have also released Kasteel Cru Rose.
I opened this last night and was really impressed with the quality and style.
This is like a Cremant or Sparkling wine from France. Dry, Biscuity palate with some subtle summer fruits - tinned Strawberries. Crisp, clean citrus finish. Really elegant and a great aperitif or just good for lowering (responsibly!!). Novel, interesting but not gimmicky. A really good beer and available in Deveney's now for €2.29 bottle.
I reckon and I'll be slated for saying this but it's a great alternative to Prosecco for a fraction of the price. A different style but variety and all that!!
Kasteel Cru Rose and White €2.29 Bottle.
12 March, 2010
Harviestoun, Old Engine Oil is on Special this weekend.
Really smooth dark beer. Chocolate, malt and coffee flavours. 6% alc, hailing from the award winning Scottish Brewery.
Special price, €1.99 bt, available in Deveney's of Dundrum until stocks last.
11 March, 2010
When we began planning the 2nd Deveney's Beer Festival these guys were top of my list. The idea of a Bluegrass band to accompany an eclectic range of Bottled Beers from around the World seemed to marry in my mind. I had heard rumours of their talent and when I stumbled upon them on My Space, I made the decision that we couldn't have a festival without them.
They said 'Yes'!!, I'm very excited and I think, after listening to this we'll be on the same page!!. When you've reviewed your finances and that summer holiday seems in affordable, the summer seems long, the weather seems 'Irish'. We're gonna provide the best Bottled Beer Knees-up. In celebration of the Pagan Festival Lughnasadh and everything that makes Dublin so fabulous. Tickets will go on sale within the next few weeks and I give you my word that this will be an event not to miss.
The POD Complex, 20-08-2010. Deveney's of Dundrum, Lughnasadh Beer Festival.
10 March, 2010
06 March, 2010
04 March, 2010
A night on my own in number 66 is a rarity so, Tuesday I executed some secret single behaviour in the form of ''10 Thing's I hate about you'' (bad Heath Ledger Chick Flick), a bacon sandwich and a bottle of Little Valley Brewery, Ginger Pale Ale. This is unlike any alcoholic ginger flavoured beers we've done before. Hailing from West Yorkshire, suitable for Vegans, CAMRA certified and a reasonable alcohol content for a Tuesday - 4%. I like this.....
It pours a deep golden honey colour. The nose is really interesting and delicious - spice, ginger, fresh honey and citrus fruit.I expected a mouth-full of McVities Jamaica Cake, I was totally off though. Dry, crisp, slightly yeasty with flavour of root ginger and lemon zest. Really refreshing. I think I've found a new accompaniment to Asian food. Amazing with duck and orange sauce or experiment with summer shandies - this year it's all about kitsch also known as money saving.
Will be available in Deveney's of Dundrum late next week.