Took a trip to the Off license (beer store) today. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Took a trip to the Off license (beer store) today.

Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
Dec 2008
Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 1,169
Liked 61 Times on 40 Posts

I got a nice selection of beers.
I concentrated on Irish micros, but also got a few Lambics and a few from Sierra Nevada and a DFH 60.
The shop is they have a great selection and do a lot for getting us foreign craft brews here in Ireland.

The list is:

DFH 60
Chapeau Gueuze
Chapeau Framboise
Boon Kriek
Belfast Black
SN Anniversary Ale
SN Porter
Belfast Lager
Mollys chocolate stout
Headless dog
Clotworthy Dobbin
Porterhouse Plain
Porterhouse Hophead
Timothy Taylor Landlord

So far I've tried the SNPA, which I enjoyed.
I am presently drinking the Chapeau Gueuze and while it's a lot sweeter than I expected it's fantastic. It gets a lot of bad reviews online but this is nice, like a port or a sherry almost, that said, it's well matured as it's reaching it's best before date shortly, so I think maybe others are drinking younger ones.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,597
Liked 155 Times on 145 Posts

I suspect many posters wouldn't appreciate a good port or sherry either. I've got a few more bottles of a 1969 private label port that spent 19 years in oak before bottling. I ration myself to one bottle a year.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
Jan 2010
Posts: 86
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

I just got back from Ireland yesterday and tried a few of those while i was there. The belfast black says its a dry stout but i thought it seemed more like an oatmeal stout and when i read the bottle it said that it was made with oats, but I still enjoyed it. the belfast lager was good too. I tried the clotworthy dobbin also and i think it was decent if i remember correctly. the porterhouse beers were good too, i enjoyed the hophead quite a bit and my girlfriend enjoyed the plain.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
Dec 2008
Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 1,169
Liked 61 Times on 40 Posts

I'm not such a sherry fan, but I really like my ports around Xmas time, and a good drink is a cheaper port with a shot of brandy thrown in, no messing about with that one.

I don't like the Belfast lager myself, I like my lagers with noble hops, this one is not appealing.
The Dobbin is very very good in my book and I'm a real fan of the porterhouse plain, not so much the hop head.

The lambics have been the surprise hit, really impressed with them.
The rest of them, well to be honest, I can brew stuff as good myself and I've only started with mini mashes.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh suds today from the beer store!! oldschool General Chit Chat 1 10-30-2009 11:13 PM
Pretty cool trip today - Long Trail Brewery xxdcmast General Beer Discussion 2 01-26-2009 02:34 PM
Found a new beer store today talleymonster Commercial Brew Discussion 1 11-23-2008 06:26 PM
Went to the liquor store today..... talleymonster Commercial Brew Discussion 10 10-04-2008 10:08 PM
HB store today Nashbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-26-2005 05:23 AM

Forum Jump