|I had to fight Jigglypuff for my Full Sail.|
Galway Bay Brewery has come leaps and bounds in the last year. For a start, they have a new website. This is very important in my view.
Secondly: The brewer, Chris, has really upped the ante with their range of beers. They have gone from average (before his time) to outstanding. I find they stand up tall alongside American or UK imports in the bars. In fact I find myself ordering them over the likes of Brewdog more and more.
Thirdly: They just moved their brewery from inside the Oslo pub to the outbuildings behind the pub and they've installed a brand new brewery. Check out the picture of Chris overseeing delivery of his shiny new fermenters.
|Tasting notes from staff on the back.|
And finally: They have recently started bottling. Their core range of Bay Ale, Full Sail IPA, Stormy Port and Buried at Sea get the bottle treatment. For now, Voyager is keg only it seems but hopefully it will appear in bottle soon.
For now, enjoy the core range at home and I can especially attest to the fresh hop goodness of Full Sail IPA. You can find them in a bottle shop near you. You might even get lucky and find them abroad since they are now bottled.
Londoners, watch out as they are planning on opening a bar in London later this year.
There may even be another bar in Dublin opening in the near future.
Expect Ireland's first commercially brewed fruit lambic to appear soon. Enda Cleary won the Galway Bay Brewery homebrew competition with the prize being commercial release of the winning beer. You can read more about the beer and Enda in this National Homebrew Club article.