Craft Beers and Guinness
Little has to be said about the worlds most famous stout. Ever since the first pint was brewed in 1759 by Arthur Guinness himself, little has fundamentally changed to the process, and it continues to remain true to the original blend. With over 10 million glasses sold around the world every day, its no surprise as to why its often referred to as " the good stuff ".
In Ireland, a pub can often become known for 'doing a good pint of Guinness'. Even though each batch is brewed using the same great ingredients and techniques from the brewery, a lot can happen from 'the keg to the tap', which is the responsibility of the pub owner. The temperature its stored at, the condition of the pipes, and very importantly, 'the pour', all contributes to what makes a 'good Guinness'.
The Pour: there is somewhat of an art to pulling a great pint of Guinness, commonly known as the 'Six part pour'. A “perfect pour” should take 119.5 seconds. This is the result of pour at an angle of 45 degrees followed by a rest. This rest period is deemed as crucial.
So why not come experience Innsbruck's best pint of Guinness for yourself at the Galway Bay Pub.
Kinnegar Craft beer
Small Brewery, Big Beers
At Kinnegar, they have paired brewing tradition with a contemporary sense of adventure to produce a crisp, full-flavoured range of farmhouse beers.
The brewery is named after the nearby Kinnegar Beach, and has their roots deeply embedded in the hilly fields and farms of northeast Donegal Ireland.
This makes the perfect environment for the way they make beer.
They don’t filter or pasteurise, and let their industrious little friends, the yeast, carbonate the beer naturally during fermentation.
With the opening of K2, their new state-of-the-art facility in nearby Letterkenny, the clinking of bottles coming off their line no longer mingles with the bleating of sheep from the surrounding fields. The farmhouse ethos at the core of what they do however remains the same.
Barley: Using only quality malted barley sourced from a select range of farmers throughout Ireland, it is this ingredient that makes up the main body of their beer and gives it that full and flavoursome taste. Take the 'Griffith Family' for example. They have been growing malting barley for generations on their farm and understand exactly whats involved in creating a grain of character.
Read more about their beautiful range of beers here