My name’s Graeme and I like beer.

I should however point out that I have no sense of loyalty when it comes to lager.

I’m not one of those guys who orders the same drink every time I go out to a bar. In fact, most times I don’t even order the same drink two rounds in a row.

For me, variety is the spice of life, with paprika a close second.

As such, here are 4 of my favourite new brews on tap in Belfast…

Beer Finn1. Finn

A new Irish lager on the beer scene, Finn is inspired by Finn McCool, who sculpted the Giant’s Causeway by scooping out what became Lough Neagh and chucking it in the direction of his Scottish foe. Maybe not the wisest idea but some of us have attempted worse after a few pints.


Beer Clonmel2. Clonmel

The little brother of Bulmer’s cider, this lager goes amazingly well with chips. Having crossed the border from Tipperary, Clonmel has made good inroads in Belfast, conquering the city one bar at a time.


Beer Hophouse3. Hop House 13

Having gagged on Breo – the white beer from the makers of the black stuff – it was with some trepidation that I approached Hop House 13. Thankfully Guinness got their sums right this time. It tastes of holidays according to my missus.


Beer Menabrea4. Menabrea

Unlike many Italians, this beer from the mountain town of Bierra, manages to retain its head when all around are losing theirs. If Peroni was cast as Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part 2, then Menabrea could fill the boots of Consigliere Tom Hagen.



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