Tag Archives: Hilden

Brewing up a Northern storm…

Let’s be honest, we like a drink in this country, but if you stopped to ask the person on the street to name an Irish beer you’ll probably hear the same big brands repeated over and over again. But 175 years ago things were very different with 17 small breweries in Northern Ireland and 154 in the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading


Times, they are a’ changin…could a beer lead the way?

Earlier in the month I was lucky enough to attend the re-launch party at Hilden Brewing Company for their restaurant The Tap Room.  I got to rub shoulders with the great and the good of Northern Ireland’s fledgling foodie scene.

Philip Clasper Head Chef at The Tap Room really nailed it on the night with his delicious menu of canapes to much applause from all the guests. Continue reading