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!
- One Hoppy Lady