The Irish Craft Beers In Lidl And When To Drink Them

Something wonderful has happened this week. Lidl has taken delivery of some fantastic craft beers and is selling them around the country. Not only that, but the vast majority of them are Irish brews too! This is fantastic news for the Irish craft brewing scene who could, and should, land into the trolley of inquisitive shoppers around the country. I …

The White Hag: Malafemmena DIPA

Over the past few weeks, some things have changed. I’m watching a Liverpool defender playing a Wolves winger on Sky Sports of a Saturday. Another thing that’s changed is beer launches going online. The White Hag, hailing from Sligo, are leading the way with these. They’ve spotted that people in isolation are in need of a bit of craic. It …

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Cook: Best Beer and Prawn Pairing

Reverse engineering can be a lot of fun. That’s what I’m about to show you. A reverse-engineered recipe. I can’t take credit for it though. I first came across it in Masterson’s Steakhouse, Swords, three years ago. Since that first encounter, a friend of mine, Nigel, has done the reverse engineering side of things. This sizzling creamy spicy prawn recipe …

Cook: Spicy Jammy Drumsticks and Red Ale

This recipe was neither created nor cooked by me. It was cooked by my better half from a recipe in Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings: Hungry for More cookbook. There were a few on the fly amends made. All in all, it was so good, I had to share the recipe and the incredible pairing with Rascals Big Hop Red Ale. Info …