12th Abbey have just launched on to the Irish market with a trio of beers. I picked them up in Egan’s, Portlaoise. The design of the labels is classic and simple and suggests beers that don’t mess around. The first I tried was the Irish Pale Ale. Unfortunately I think I may have gotten a bad bottle as the main thing I was tasting was burnt toffee. I’ll have to try it again. I had better luck with the next two.
I had the Altered Amber with a roast chicken dinner and they worked really well together. It’s a a hoppy amber and that’s the way I like ’em!
Ps: I almost forgot, I had some of the stout with a slice of Parkin cake, it’s a treacle and oatmeal recipe from the north of England, the combination was delicious!