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

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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.

2. Kona at Kua ‘Aina


Kua ‘Aina are confident they are the only restaurant north or south of the border with Kona beers from Hawaii on tap.

3. Outaspace Apple Ale at The Dirty Onion


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

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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.

7. Yardsman Double Stout at The Hudson

Hercules Brewing Company – Belfast’s first craft brewery and creators of Yardsman Lager - has added to its award-winning range, with the launch of a new craft Irish stout. Yardsman Original Double Stout is brewed in Belfast using only the finest local ingredients. It takes Yardsman Master Brewers almost four weeks to craft the perfect pint. The stout is brewed with freshly roasted barley and a range of high quality coloured malts, as well as Irish hops and water and is filtered through Irish linen. The stout is nitrogenated, which creates the undeniably creamy white head and a settled, clear but dark ruby black body. Following months of testing to craft the perfect small batch brew, Yardsman Original Double Stout is now pouring in a selection of top bars and restaurants across Northern Ireland including The Hudson Bar, Oh Yeah Centre, The Black Box and Bittles Bar in Belfast as well as The Millennium Forum in Derry-Londonderry. To keep up to date with Yardsman news and to join in the conversation visit Yardsman on Twitter @YardsmanLager and on Facebook – Pictures by Stephen Hamilton, Press Eye.

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.

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