Beer banter, craft and caint le Snugcast
Recording weekly podcasts from a pub snug near you, DJ Walsh and Eoin Tabb aka of Snugcast Podcast fame are gathering quite a following online with their beer and eclectic chats now available on various platforms. Exploring the craft beer sector one lively night at a time, they are a fun and engaging way to explore what’s happening in the very vibrant Irish craft brewing sector.
Never ones to rest, they are now also recording a monthly Snugcast video at Ardkeen Off Licence where they look at a few beers that caught their eye each month with the Ardkeen Pick one that caught ours.
We are really pleased to have them in on for our Indie Beer Week Saturday afternoon tasting where there will be beer and banter a plenty and both being Irish speakers we are going bi-lingual for this one. For the craic like.
Looking at some great beers from Galway Bay, Blacks of Kinsale, Dungarvan Brewing, Ballykilcavan, Kinnegar, Wicklow Wolf and Larkins it will be a whistle stop tour of the best beers from the north, south, east and west on the lovely island of Eire anus gan amhras, beidh spraoi iontach ann.
So let’s be having you from 2 – 4 on Saturday for beer banter, craft and caint. Irish is not a prerequisite for attending so just come along and join the fun, Snugcast style.
Galway Bay Brewery Althea Session Ale 500ml
Althea is a modern American Pale Ale. Unlike many pale ales, Althea is low on bitterness, yet massively hoppy on the aroma. Althea is a beer that can be enjoyed by the pint or by the glass!
Blacks Brewery Kinsale Pale Ale 500ml
Blacks brewery escapes the mundane of the mass-market producing beers with passion, personality and lots of hops. Independently crafted beer for independent minded people. Handcrafted in Kinsale, Cork.
Dungarvan Brewing Company Comeragh Challenger Session Pale Ale 500ml
Comeragh Challenger Gluten Free Ale
An easy-drinking gluten free pale ale single-hopped with Challenger.
Comeragh Challenger is a traditional English style pale ale, light and refreshing and at only 3.8% very easy drinking.
One of our core range and certified Gluten Free since 2015, Comeragh Challenger is an English style pale ale or bitter hopped solely with Challenger, an English hop used in many traditional bitters. The malty profile and floral hops make for a delicate and understated ale, and at 3.8%, this is an easy-drinking beer that will be perfect for summer barbecue days!
What’s in a name? The Comeragh mountains, dotted with coums and loughs, cover the centre of county Waterford and offer some of the greatest vistas and challenges to walkers, hikers and cyclists in the region.
Tasting notes: An English-style pale ale which is brewed using the naturally occurring hard water of West Waterford and hopped solely with Challenger hops to produce a traditional bitter-style of beer. The malty profile and floral hops make for an elegant and understated ale.
Dungarvan Brewing Company Copper Coast Irish Red Ale 500ml
A flavoursome, fruity Irish red ale which uses crystal malt to give a caramel character that is balanced by a light dash of bittering hops. Perfect accompaniment to most meat and game dishes. Contains a yeast sediment.
Dungarvan Brewing Company Helvick Gold Irish Blonde Ale 500ml
A refreshing, bright, aromatic blonde ale with a hop bite and citrus and pine overtones. Lively and vivacious! Great with fish dishes and spicy foods. Contains a yeast sediment.
Dungarvan Brewing Company Main Sail Alcohol Free Pale Ale less than 0.5% Abv 500ml
A new arrival for 2019, and one that they’ve been developing for some time, we are delighted to announce the arrival of Ireland’s first microbrewed alcohol free beer, Main Sail Pale Ale.
This beer has been developed to give a refreshing hoppy flavour without the alcohol content. Coming in at 0.4% abv it is defined as an alcohol free product and can be enjoyed in place of a regular beer.
Plenty of hops give a lively, refreshing citrus and herbal flavour to this light bodied pale ale.
Dungarvan Brewing Company Mine Head American Pale Ale 500ml
A classic West Coast style American pale ale, dry hopped with cascade to impart a fresh citrus flavour. Enjoy this beer with lighter fish, earthy meats such as lamb or beef or with a spicy Thai dish. Contains a yeast sediment.
Ballykilcavan Brewery Brickyard Red Ale 500ml
100% of the Barley in our beer comes from our award-winning farm in Co. Laois
Brewed with our custom-made caramel malt, this Irish Red Ale has a rich malty base and a lingering earthiness from its fuggle and golding hops.
Our bottled beers are unfiltered and bottle conditioned.
Kinnegar Crossroads American Style IPA 500ml
CROSSROADS American-Style IPA
Rich in citrus and tropical fruit flavours with a touch of pine thrown in.
Alc. 6.2% vol.
Kinnegar Devil’s Backbone Amber Ale 500ml
DEVIL’S BACKBONE Amber Ale
Devil’s Backbone is full bodied and full flavoured like a mellow autumnal day with a hint of chocolate thrown in.
Alc. 4.9% vol.
Kinnegar Limeburner Pale Ale 500ml
LIMEBURNER Pale Ale
Limeburner is light, crisp and refreshing, like a summer’s evening with a hoppy accent at the end.
Alc. 4.7% vol.
Kinnegar Scraggy Bay India Pale Ale 500ml
SCRAGGY BAY India Pale Ale
Fondly known as “Yellowcap”, Scraggy Bay is a balanced golden ale with a snappy little bite of hops.
Alc. 5.3% vol.
Kinnegar White Rabbit session White IPA 440ml
White Rabbit Session White IPA 4.5%
A classic American wheat that blends fruity malt with fruity hop flavours and opens them up with a voluminous, puffy white head.
Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.
Kinnegar Yannaroddy Porter 500ml
Yannaroddy is rich in traditional dark roasted malt flavours laced with an exotic streak of coconut.
Alc. 4.8% vol.