Project Publin: J.W. Sweetman

A true beerventurer's quest is never ending. The questions is always: Where to next? And indeed, that was my question this summer. But when my sister announced that her company was placing her in Dublin for 3 weeks, I knew my beercation destination. 

During my first day in Ireland, I was anxious to check out the local beer scene. I hopped on the bus to Eden Quay and strolled into J.W. Sweetman, the only pub in Dublin that still brews on site. Lucky me, I even got a private tour! 

And I wouldn't be doing my beer blogger duty, if I didn't try every J.W. beer they had on tap: Pale Ale, Porter, Scotch Ale and their Irish Red Ale on cask :) My favorite? Their seasonal Scotch Ale! It poured a dark amber with a thin, off-white head. The nose was slightly sweet, like caramel or toffee. It tasted similar, of malt, caramel and toffee with a slightly dry finish. The body was on the thinner side of medium with soft carbonation. And I must give my compliments to the chef, especially on his pale ale marinated ham! 

David, a man who worked there, as well as some of the other diners/drinkers, shared with me their favorite spots for a good brew. Thus, the road for Project Publin was paved.. I had 12 days to try as many beers at as many pubs as possible!

Check back soon to hear about my next Project Publin adventure: L. Mulligan Grocer!

Until then, hoppy drinking! 

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- One Hoppy Lady

 Pale ale marinated ham with Gravy, red cabbage, green cabbage and Potatoes au gratin

Pale ale marinated ham with Gravy, red cabbage, green cabbage and Potatoes au gratin

 Bins of Hops

Bins of Hops

 Keg Room

Keg Room

 Copper Kettle and Mash Tun

Copper Kettle and Mash Tun

 Fermentation Tank

Fermentation Tank