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CORK (IRELAND) PART 2: THE FRANCISCAN WELL BREWERY: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #38
Last Monday sampled beer from the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Ireland. We return to test their cask ale.
A week ago in Dublin, we tried their Purgatory Pale Ale from cask at the Bull and Castle. I got a touch romantic: “Franciscan Well’s ‘Purgatory’ is hardly hell: it is beguiling, a bit sarcastic, and very good (4 of 5): like a first date who clearly is over you by the end. I suppose we should stop by Cork after all.”
Oh, how naive.
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Posted in Beer, EMPTIED BOTTLES, Ireland, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged apple pie, Beer, Cask ale, cork, Dublin, Franciscan, Franciscan Well Brewery, Ireland, Tank Leave a comment
SMITHWICKS VISIT: KILKENNEY, IRELAND: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #36
Like most dark comedies, today we attend a funeral. Last week’s post intimated that Smithwick’s (pronounced Smith-Icks), Ireland’s oldest brewery, will die. Its owner Diageo decided to move Smithwick’s from its birthplace in Kilkenny to Dublin. Demolitions are pending. We’ll … Continue reading
Posted in Ireland, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Diageo, Dublin, Guinness, Ireland, Kilkenny, Rothe House, Smithwick, United States 2 Comments
KILKENNY: Arthur’s Day; St Canice Cathedral: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #35
We bus to Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland, after a beer-drowned week around Dublin (posted last Monday). Or least that’s what we think. Exhausted, I book our one-way ticket as round-trip. Idiot. I can’t change it. To top it … Continue reading
DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 4-6: Bull and Castle; Hill of Tara; Newgrange: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #34
Time is running out. For three straight days we had mostly drunk through Dublin: averaging more three pubs a day. But only three days remain. Light rain turns into a torrent. So we devote most of our time running between … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Blackrock, Dublin, Franciscan Well, Hill of Tara, Ireland, James Joyce, Newgrange, Purgatory Pale Ale, Stone of Destiny, Trim Castle 1 Comment
GUINNESS FACTORY: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 3: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #33
Our seven month, thirteen country, EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues today with the pint that defines Ireland: Guinness. Last week’s posts visited the decent (but now defunct) Messrs Maguire Brewery Pub and the bolder (and now international) The Porterhouse. Today, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Arthur Guinness, Beer, Brazen Head, Brewing, Cooperage, Coopers, Diageo, Dublin, Eiffel Tower, European Union, Fergal Murry, Guinness, Ireland, James Joyce, Pub, Saint James Gate, St Patty's Day, The Brazen Head, The Gravity Bar 5 Comments