New Beer’s Resolution

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The New Beer’s Resolution has been bubbling away, a few new beers have been tried and some have likely been forgotten, not through drunken revelry but because I forgot to record it at the time.
Once again I’m reminded the experience of a beer can change depending on your mood drinking it, the atmosphere of the pub. I’ve tried the Porterhouse Oyster stout a few times and didn’t particularly rate it, then I had one tonight and would nearly rate it my favourite beer of the year. I wasn’t in a particularly cheery mood either as  we can see from the drawing, but it just tasted good with beef crisps.

Thornbridge Chiron
Of Foam and Fury
(Jarl – last year)
Hurricane Jack
Porterhouse Oyster Stout (on a good night, lower on other nights)

Mojacar Craft Beer
Celt Bleddyn ?

Bonaparte’s Stout

Beerd Monterey
Blacks Black
Porterhouse Plain
Brewfist Caterpillar
Old Henry

Towncrier Hobsons

Metalman Pale Ale

Stormy Port
Kill Your Darlings
Knockmealdown Porter
Buried at Sea

Howling Gale Ale
White Gypsy Amber Pale Ale
Brú Rua

Hobsons Champion Mild
Five Lamps
Kinnegar Rustbucket Rye Ale
Franciscan Well Shandon Stout

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New Beers Resolution

I have been working away on my New Beer’s Resolution (a new beer every week for a year) but forgetting to keep my league table updated.  I had a nice one in Westport but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called. There have been others that I’ve forgotten to note and to not make me look like this is my profession, drinking craft beer.
There does seem to be a  revival in local breweries sprouting up over Ireland (judging from my Twitter feed anyway), which I think is something to be welcomed. According to that fount of completely reliable information at the beginning of the 19th century there was something like 200 breweries in Ireland. Then I suppose Arthur Guinness took care of that.
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Thornbridge Chiron
Of Foam and Fury
(Jarl – last year)
Hurricane Jack
Celt Bleddyn ?

Blacks Black
Porterhouse Plain
Brewfist Caterpillar
Old Henry

Towncrier Hobsons

Metalman Pale Ale

Stormy Port
Kill Your Darlings
Knockmealdown Porter
Buried at Sea

Howling Gale Ale
White Gypsy Amber Pale Ale
Brú Rua

Hobsons Champion Mild
Five Lamps
Kinnegar Rustbucket Rye Ale
Franciscan Well Shandon Stout

New Beers Resolution – Shandon Stout, Franciscan Well

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Enough with the miserable New Years resolutions, time to get out of the house and integrate into the community in 2014. For too long I’ve been hiding.
I am fortunate to live near enough a pub with lots of unusual beers and ales that I have never tried before so I thought that I would try to sample at least one new one each week.
The main aim of this resolution isn’t to get drunk, but to try and make some friends, be with the people, observe, doodle a bit.

Roll on ’14!