29 May, 2010

Irish Craft Beer synopsis

We had a great turn-out for the May tasting on Thursday 27th. Tom from Dungarvan made the journey to meet all the Irish craft beer fans.
We tasted the Dungarvan 3 - Blonde, red and stout along with The Cathedral Quarter from Hilden, O'Hara's Curim, the Clotworthy Dobbin by Whitewater and Celebration Ale and An Brain Blasta by the Porterhouse.
The Dungarvan trio were a massive success but all beers on tasting proved to be individual, interesting and something to feel patriotically proud.
If you're in search of strange and unusual, The Celebration Ale by the Porterhouse is worth a try. This tastes very similar to the unsweetened liquorice from Health shops. At 7% and quite viscous, this coats your mouth almost like a cough mixture. As much as this would be a little too serious for me, I can see the appeal.
The Clotworthy and An Brain- Blasta are as good as they were on previous tastings.
The Cathedral Quarter, not a fully fledged Red. Fresh red berry fruit and really easy to consume.
Thanks to everyone.

27 May, 2010

Lughnasa Beer Festival tickets for sale.

After much design debate we have agreed, sent to print and as of yesterday tickets and posters are here in my possession. I can guarantee that you will come across these colourful posters in the strangest of locations. Unfortunately the tickets must be purchased through Deveney's of Dundrum or via Paypal on this blog.
Look forward to vending to you all!!!
Don't leave it too late, hate to disappoint,
€20.00 each.

22 May, 2010

Schlenkerla range plus one.

So, the smoked beers are back in stock plus one.
The new edition is the smoked wheat beer.
Strange flavour concept but no more unusual that a smoked marzen or a slightly smoked lager.
Haven't sampled it yet but may give it a try with some Applewood smoked cheese.
The flavour in a glass without food is a little too intense for me. I know we've alot of fans though and not alot of stock. Shout if you want me to set some aside,
See you all Thursday,

21 May, 2010

Tactical Nuclear Penguin / Tokyo

Throughout the month of December the most common Beer request was Brewdog's Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
To answer all of those questions: What/Where/How Strong/Availability? I still can only answer one. Yes, it is available through Deveney's on a pre-order basis. I have not tasted it and although my beer palate is developing nicely, this may not be an avenue I am prepared to explore.
Give me a shout if this is something you are interested in. Lead-time approximately 10 days.
Tokyo also available, a little more readily though.

20 May, 2010

May 2010 Tasting.

Thursday 27th of May is our May tasting.
In view of the arrival of Dungarvan on our shelves and the ever growing array of craft beers from Ireland-this is our theme.
Join us in Deveney's for a bit of Thursday, compare and contrast and a couple of hours of guaranteed patriotism.
Hope to see you all here,

13 May, 2010

Shepherd Neame Special May 2010.

This weeks special...
- Spitfire
- Bishops Finger
- Whitstable Bay
Mix any 4 bottles for €10.

12 May, 2010

Dungarvan Range in Deveney's

We are very proud to be the first stockist in Dublin of the Dungarvan Range.
Available as of 5pm today.
Black Rock Irish Stout
Helvick Gold Blonde Ale
Copper Coast Red Ale
Will be tasting this evening and posting my verdict. We've all being waiting anxiously for their trip to Dublin.
The best of luck Cormac, Claire, Jen and Tom and thanks for the speedy delivery.

06 May, 2010

Einbecker Mai-Ur- Bock

If you're looking for a beer to drink with a close-to-expired passport and a work trip looming this is your beer.
Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock is a lovely golden colour. The nose is like freshly baked biscuits, malt with grass and floral notes. The palate is quite sweet with some caramel, biscuit and fruit.
If I get out to the airport at the 4.30am start only to be sent straight back to Nutgrove, I'll be finishing the remaining 3 bottles in my fridge by 7am as compensation for loss of sleep.
I'll keep you posted.
Patron Saint of Volcanoes?