I’ve had a few very memorable evenings in Whelan’s, Kurt Vile was playing his second of two sold out shows last night and a posse of us headed in. This was my first visit since I started writing the blog. On our way in we passed Whelan’s Off Licence and a chalk board outside boasted about their selection of a hundred and fifty craft beers. This bodes well I thought to myself. Alas my hopes were swiftly dashed when I got into the venue and had a look at choices at the bar.
The question was asked about the Irish craft beer just in case it was hidden away somewhere. Nope. I went with Budvar in the end. This beer claims to be the original or true Budweiser. That’s a can of worms I’m not going to open right now. Suffice to say it’s tastier than Budweiser, but then, most things are. All I want is good original live music and some decent craft beer. Is that too much to ask? Kurt Vile is a legend by the way!