Irish breweries have been setting the standard for craft beer for years. With the popularity of craft beers on the rise, we have put together a list of craft beers perfect for a Father’s Day gift, all available at Joyce’s Supermarket.
The Galway Hooker, based in Oranmore, created the original and first Irish pale ale. With a floral aroma and fresh zingy taste, this handcrafted pale ale has slow developing malt and hop flavours, creating a fresh finish. It is brewed to perfection and pairs nicely with barbecued meats and seafood, making it a staple Irish craft beer. For lager lovers, Galway Hooker has brewed a unique amber lager. The initial sweetness and nuttiness of this beer transforms to create a clean and crisp finish on the tongue.
O’Hara’s Brewery, based in the malt and hop growing Barrow Valley region of Carlow, has created a vast range of distinctive Irish craft beers. One of its standout creations is the much-loved Leann Folláin extra Irish stout with a classic black appearance and luxurious tan head. This full-bodied stout has flavours of dark chocolate, with vanilla and mocha aromas, and a classic European hop bitterness.
For a different take on Irish craft beers, the Galway Bay Brewery has created an array of quirky must-tries. ‘Of Foam and Fury’ is a tropical reimagination of a double Irish pale ale. This beer carefully blends the aromas of orange, grapefruit, mango, and sweet fruits with resinous malts to create a complex flavour that presents both sweet and bitter elements.
Visit your local Joyce’s Supermarket today and check out the wide range of Irish craft beers available.