Howth isn't known for its mouth puckering, eye watering beers, Wexford for its blood peaches or blueberries nor IT consultants for progressing the cause of Irish sour beer. Not to be dissuaded, Mark Nixon of Hope Brewery in Howth, Declan Nixon (no relation) from Yellowbelly in Wexford Town and IT consultant and 'Sourfest' organiser Shane Smith are clever lads and have combined their respective skills to birth a beautiful beer, a Peach and Blueberry Sour.
At L Mulligan Grocer, we are delighted to pour this beer this week at the pub. Not being content with having this magnificent sour on draft we coerced the chaps to also supply a cask for comparative purposes. The old pump handles that pop up through our city used to dispense a different type of beer, a hand pulled, room temperature, non-forced carbonated beer that allows the consumer to taste more of the beer's flavours. Same beer but different flavours? Yep!
Also pouring on the night will be:
Hope Brewery Grunt 4.7% Saison
Hope Brewery Session Ale
YellowBelly Brewing Queen Lizzie 8.3% Single Hopped English Ale (Citra Hopped) 8.5% Cask
YellowBelly Pale Ale 4.5%
From 8pm on on Wednesday the 26th of October at L Mulligan Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter Dublin 7.