Thoughts on brewing, art and living

Last nights Friday Session here in Bricks Pub was a hark back to the old days, Fergal Mac Amhlaith, Louis and Vincent Collins, Aideen Mc Convile, English Paul and Scottish Steve joined Mick Fitzgerald to name just a few. There were a myriad of instruments and songs thrown into the mix, a really great evening...

The summer rush is certainly on with little time to be sitting around contemplating life and its meaning, hence my slow return to this page!! Killarney Beer Festival at the end of the week will have us meeting and sharing some beer chat,,, If around for it do call in………

The first brew of  Blue Rose is in the tank and all going well we will package it in both kegs and bottles. Part of our Renegade series it proved a popular beer last year for us. I think the citrus had an appeal in particular with younger people who are driving the production of...

With a new set of beers in mind and again thinking in Threes, we brewed the first, a low alcohol cask only which we named “Uncle Columb’s Mild” This beer was a suggestion from Paul who wanted a beer somewhat similar to a style found around Manchester where his Uncle Columb resides and Drinks! And...

There is something so intoxicating and transfixing  living on an edge……..The attached view is moments from my home and shows the Three sisters above Cúl Dorcha beach… I took a stroll last Sunday and reached a kind of Nirvana in the knowledge that I alone in the world had this spectacular panorama,  an enriching feeling...

Christmas a time of heightened everything……..emotions, indulgence, expectations, offerings etc. etc………. In a constant state of ever changing flux and re-invention we opened Bricks and took great delight in the pop up restaurant “The Brewers Kitchen”……………it lasted the duration of the holidays and offered seasonal winter foods along with a tasting of three of our...