Howling Gale is one of those beers…it’s like Cornflakes, ‘have you forgotten how good they taste?’ I first wrote about it in one of my earliest blogs all the way back in October 2013. Ah, I was sooo cute back then… Anyway it still goes well with food and I supped that one with some tasty fried chicken in Crackbird.
Eight Degrees have kept apace with the times and, while maintaining their solid core range, have brought out some exceptional specials. Cumulus Lupus is the latest, a Cloudy IPA which is in line with the current vogue for New England Style IPAs. This, though is serious value at around the €3 mark for a fresh 7% beer. I liked it so much that I went back to the shop for more. Get out there and grab it while it’s going. Sláinte!