So, tonight a privileged few were at the opening of the Open Gate Brewery in St James’ Gate. Last night an even more privileged number were at the pre opening. I was at neither but luckily I was given a drop of their Imperial Dunkelweiss. I prefer ‘craft beer’ to regular Guinness, but it is my fallback when in a pub where choice is limited. That said, the Night Porter I had in the Storehouse a few years back lingers fondly in some dark part of my memory. This, however, is a different animal. It’ll probably never see a big release and mores the pity. It’s really smooth, and very easy to drink. Hat tip to Jason Carroll the new head brewer. Sláinte!