Those Crafty Germans

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The Crafty Brewing Company is a beer specially brewed at Rye River for Lidl. The branding is fairly consciously hipsterish, whether that’s ironic I’m not sure. Anyway, the taste is what really matters.

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I had the Irish Pale Ale first, it’s fruity as fuck, thanks to the Ella hops. A very enjoyable Pale Ale with a decent whack of flavour for a 4.5% beer.

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I had the Red Ale with a roast chicken dinner last night. It says on the label that it’s sweet and hoppy. I agree with at least half of that statement.

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My marvellous wife had stuffed the chicken with lemon and added some honey to the carrots and those fruity, sweet flavours played nicely with the beer. A decent but not amazing Red.

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The Irish Stout is pleasingly dry. I thought there was a hint of smokiness to it. It’s very drinkable. At less than €2 for 500ml bottles these are serious value. And after being given samples of McGargles on Friday I’d like to point out that I paid for these ones myself. The blog isn’t sponsored by Rye River, or anyone else for that matter… Give them a lash. Sláinte!

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One Response to Those Crafty Germans

  1. Lar says:

    Yep…. Hassle back is correct… 🙂

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