Hilden are the oldest independent brewers in Ireland. Their Twisted Hop won gold at last years Alltech Dublin Beer Cup. At the moment Dunnes Stores have four of their beers for nine euro. It’d be rude not to pick up a few with your groceries.
I had their Belfast Blonde with pasta and pork meatballs. It cut crisply through all of the creaminess. This beer would also go well with a summer barbeque and it would be a great gateway beer for anyone who’s more accustomed to big brand lager.
I had the Headless Dog with steak and baked potatoes. It’s a bit more robust than the Blonde. A good solid well balanced ale if you’re a bit afraid of the bitterness of Twisted Hop. You won’t go far wrong with either of these.