The Porterhouse House Craft Beer Festival is on at the moment and it runs until the 27th of April. I paid a brief visit today. It was a briefer visit than I would have liked but family takes priority. I didn’t see a whole lot of festivities going on but it was late afternoon or early evening and I’m sure it would liven up as the night drew in.
There was a row of guest taps and I spotted two I was particularly interested in. Unite Pale Ale was brewed in Metalman’s facility. It was a collaborative effort that coincided with International Women’s Day. The brewsters involved were Adrienne from West Kerry Brewery, Sarah from N17 and of course Grainne from Metalman. The team came up with a very sessionable 4% Pale Ale. It’s quite crisp and there’s a slight hoppy aftertaste. I’d say you could happily drink pints of it, sadly I only had time for a glass. An interesting aside, the same day this brew was made Beoir Number One was being brewed in Black’s of Kinsale. The boys went a bit mad and made a 10% double IPA. I’m sure that says something about males versus females but I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’ve not gotten to try that yet, hopefully I’ll find a way!
N17’s Rye Pale Ale was another of the guest offerings. It looks fairly flat in the picture but there was some life in it, I could feel tiny bubbles popping on my tongue. I have fond memories of the Oatmeal Stout from the Alltech show in January. This is another seriously sessionable brew. The Rye Malt is lovely.I’m definitely going to be investing in a few bottles of this. So if you’re in the vicinity of one of the Porterhouses you really should drink both of these beers!