As someone who knows three people from Northern Ireland and has chuckled at both seasons of Derry Girls (seriously, get on it), I feel qualified to say that Northern Ireland is worthy of celebration at its centenary. To mark that anniversary with a beer, Helios turned to their Northern Irish sales ambassador Andrew to see what he'd love to drink.
Andrew’s idea to make a “craft-style Irish lager that you’d find in your Belfast boozer back home” saw him hit the tools with head brewer Charlie Hodgson and together they made this bright and golden session lager. Its citrusy and grassy aroma opens up to a touch of lemonade on the palate (the clear soft drink kind, not the yellow homemade kind), and it’s every bit as clean and crisp as you’d want if you were sinking pints in a pub.
Close your eyes and pretend you’re surrounded by dark timber, booth seating, and eclectic old signage, hear the crunch of crisps, smell the wafting scent of various grilled meats spilling from the kitchen, and raise a glass to a hundred years of Northern Ireland. Sláinte!
- 15 IBU