Monday 16 March 2009
Tir na nOg
St Patrick’s Day tomorrow and the usual beery hi-jinks will occur. Stout will be drunk, mainly Guinness though a few outposts will offer various alternatives. This is the bar at my local pub. The beer in the middle, from Cottage Brewery, has been produced for the day. A dark beer, perhaps? No, dark beers, apart from Guinness don’t do that well in my local (I reckon I was one of the few drinkers of the ravishingly beautiful O’Hanlon’s Port Stout when it was on). I had a couple of pints yesterday lunchtime and — surprise, surprise — it’s a golden beer with a tantalisingly fragrant hop character on the nose. Sometimes it’s good to do something different.