Variety is the spice of life and beer is the amber nectar of the gods which is why we’ve put together this list of 7 Unique Beers On Draft in some of Belfast’s bars and restaurants.
Special mention must go to Brewbot and The Woodworkers for their rotating taps which bring great joy to the beer explorist in all of us, but in terms of this list we’ve just focused on places which have a permanent tap dedicated to a lesser-known beer.
1. Full Sail at The John Hewitt
From Ireland’s Galway Bay Brewery, the simple malt bill gives an ABV of 5.8% which carries the flavour and really allows the Colombus, El Dorado and Cascade hops to shine through.
Kua ‘Aina are confident they are the only restaurant north or south of the border with Kona beers from Hawaii on tap.
Don’t be deceived by the presence of apples, this is a beer and not a cider. This interesting ale comes from Drygate Brewery in Glasgow.
4. Kingfisher at Nu Delhi
One of our favourite Indian restaurants in the city with one of our favourite Indian beers on draught – it’s a match made in heaven.
5. Sierra Nevada at Bootleggers
This Californian beer is becoming more widely available in bottles, but we’re fairly sure Bootleggers is the only place in Belfast where you’ll find it on tap.
6. Estrella at The Garrick
The lager from Barcelona is quite as famous as the local football team, but it’s proving to be a popular pint in The Garrick since its arrival shortly after Christmas, regardless of whether it’s Barcelona or Bolton Wanderers on the big screen.
Yardsman Original Double Stout is now pouring in a very select group of bars and restaurants in Belfast including The Hudson Bar, Oh Yeah Centre, The Black Box, Bittles Bar and the John Hewitt.