36 thoughts on “A Sauce Close To

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Is that on tonight? I’m starving. Ice cold G+T to start and you can put all the cucumbers and radishes in you like. Nice lamb burger with wholegrain m’stard with gherkins and feta cheese. Do I have to pay in? I’ll write an article or instagram the hell out of it or write a Trip Advisor review or something.

    1. missred

      I was in there last night, got a free pass as a Bodytonic member. Had a lovely couple of pints from a Donegal beer company called Kinnegar, highly recommend the 4.7% one. Also had some mead from West Cork that had me feeling a little tiddly

        1. Brother Barnabas

          4.7 is probably limeburner. kinnegar’s scraggy bay is imho the best Irish IPA around. can usually get it in obriens.

          1. Ian-O

            Scraggy Bay is lovely but my favourite IPA is 8 degrees Big River, but it seems to be seasonal so if thats not available, they also have Full Irish single malt IPA which is great too.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            used to love 8 degrees howling gale, but it was bought by Irish Distillers – all their beers have changed since. have given up on them.

            galway bay is good too – full sail or foam+fury (if you’re hard)

          3. The Old Boy (Early doors)

            I’ve tried to enjoy lots of these craft beers from interesting companies, but I’ve never found one that can hold a candle to a daycent pint of mass-produced, British-owned black protestant porter.

          4. Brother Barnabas

            try Galway Bay’s stormy port, old boy

            Or they’ve a stout brewed with milk sugars – Buried at Sea – that’s nice too

          5. The Old Boy (Early doors)

            I think I had a few pints of that somewhere beside St Audeon’s a couple of years ago – very nice it was too.

          6. martco

            second that Galway Bay one @BB

            another nice one to try is called Coalface tis fairly chocolatey

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Nice. Will have a gander tomorrow. I see it’s 22 lids. Will that actually get me a bite to eat or is that just money for the promoters or a morsel of charcoal? Always expect these things to be ROI (Rip Off Ireland).

        1. Ian-O

          While you don’t get anything with the ticket as such, if you get there early enough it is worth it as I have found in recent years. You can get lots of small, cheap bites so you really get a great idea of what its all about.

          Having said that, I went to the Taste one once and the portions were atrociously small but the beer was great!

    1. Brother Barnabas

      bit of an acrid aftertaste to the ballsack ipa

      not necessarily bad thing, but find it a small bit revolting

      1. Brother Barnabas

        i was put off by their marketing/packaging for a long time – seemed a bit ‘hard boy American’ (or ‘johnny green’ in local parlance), but quite good actually

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