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The White Hag Brewing Co

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  • 14-05-2021 5:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭


    Anyone tried any of this company's beers? Made in Sligo..

    They are now being stocked my LIDL and are on offer at the moment..


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Little Fawn is one of my all-time favourite beers. Well worth your while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,005 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    They make some good beers but they do a very wide range of styles. Some may not be to everyone's taste.

    What wh is on sale in Lidl?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,147 ✭✭✭Passenger


    White Hag are one of the best breweries in the country imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    They make some good beers but they do a very wide range of styles. Some may not be to everyone's taste.

    What wh is on sale in Lidl?

    surely a "very wide range" is a good thing..

    ‘Little Fawn’ Session IPA (4 x 330ml)
    The flavour is fruity hops with aromas of blueberry, passionfruit, and grapefruit. Well balanced, with a mild lingering bitter finish.

    ‘Phantom’ Hazy IPA (4 x 330ml)
    Golden and Hazy, with a hint of orange hues; topped off with a white fluffy head. Hop forward, juicy tropical and stone fruit, supported by dank, sticky pine. Intense tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Soft carbonation, dripping with juicy hop oils.

    ‘Ninth Wave’ New World Pale Ale (4 x 330ml)
    Creamy with a light toast, citrus and mango fruits on the nose.
    There is something for everyone in this range. The best part? It's currently on promotion for €8.99! In stores now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,005 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    sporina wrote: »
    surely a "very wide range" is a good thing..

    No, it's not a bad thing but an unsuspecting buyer could be caught out with a style that's really not for them if they are unfamiliar with craft beers.
    I really like some of their beers, others I'd feel sympathy for my drain pouring them down it!

    But I see you've quoted reasonable descriptions, there.
    Enjoy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,485 ✭✭✭Fighting Tao


    I don’t like IPA’s but I frequently buy their mixed stout/Porter boxes directly from them. I’ve yet to have one that I thought was bad. Probably the most consistently good craft brewery I have come across for stouts and porters.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Defo one of the best Irish breweries. I've been drinking their beer on and off since they launched and joined their beer club earlier this year to try more of their specials and collabs without the hassle of having to hunt them down.

    Their core range of beers are v good IMO and Ninth Wave is one of my favourite beers.

    Saying that though, they love to experiment and have brewed some absolutely awful stuff (I'm looking at you pastry stouts and shamrock shake)

    I think the 4 packs are €8.99 in lidl at the moment which is good value (IMO)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,485 ✭✭✭Fighting Tao


    Defo one of the best Irish breweries. I've been drinking their beer on and off since they launched and joined their beer club earlier this year to try more of their specials and collabs without the hassle of having to hunt them down.

    Their core range of beers are v good IMO and Ninth Wave is one of my favourite beers.

    Saying that though, they love to experiment and have brewed some absolutely awful stuff (I'm looking at you pastry stouts and shamrock shake)

    The only pastry stout I wasn’t fond of was the Mexican Hot Chocolate one. It sounded much nicer than tasted, but it was drinkable.

    I liked the Shamrock Shake as a refreshment after cutting the grass in the evening :D


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The only pastry stout I wasn’t fond of was the Mexican Hot Chocolate one. It sounded much nicer than tasted, but it was drinkable.

    I liked the Shamrock Shake as a refreshment after cutting the grass in the evening :D

    I actually have a can of the Mexican hot chocolate down stairs that I haven't got around to yet. I've been avoiding it. The shamrock shake went straight down the sink after the first sip... I still shudder when I think of it.

    Had a can of little Olcan last night and really enjoyed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    No, it's not a bad thing but an unsuspecting buyer could be caught out with a style that's really not for them if they are unfamiliar with craft beers.
    I really like some of their beers, others I'd feel sympathy for my drain pouring them down it!

    But I see you've quoted reasonable descriptions, there.
    Enjoy


    awe sure you would say that about anything.. eg: cheese in particular springs to mind lol.. its up the us the customers to inform ourselves before purchasing..

    I think its good that craft beer companies experiment - push the boundaries.. otherwise, there would be numerous brands selling similar products..

    Of course, not all will be to everyone's liking, and some might even be dud eggs.. thats only natural

    thanks :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    Defo one of the best Irish breweries. I've been drinking their beer on and off since they launched and joined their beer club earlier this year to try more of their specials and collabs without the hassle of having to hunt them down.

    Their core range of beers are v good IMO and Ninth Wave is one of my favourite beers.

    Saying that though, they love to experiment and have brewed some absolutely awful stuff (I'm looking at you pastry stouts and shamrock shake)

    I think the 4 packs are €8.99 in lidl at the moment which is good value (IMO)

    if you like Ninth Wave, have you tried Dungarvan's beers? some a quite similar - you might like em


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    sporina wrote: »
    if you like Ninth Wave, have you tried Dungarvan's beers? some a quite similar - you might like em

    I have but not in many years. Anything particularly you'd recommend?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,876 ✭✭✭Borzoi


    Defo one of the best Irish breweries. I've been drinking their beer on and off since they launched and joined their beer club earlier this year to try more of their specials and collabs without the hassle of having to hunt them down.

    Their core range of beers are v good IMO and Ninth Wave is one of my favourite beers.

    Saying that though, they love to experiment and have brewed some absolutely awful stuff (I'm looking at you pastry stouts and shamrock shake)

    I think the 4 packs are €8.99 in lidl at the moment which is good value (IMO)

    You've described my entire WH relationship too. Though I flip between Ninth Wave/Atlantean/Bran Sceolan as a favourite 😀

    Mrs B is very fond of their Hellas and Kolsch, which makes my spend easier

    I do get a slagging from the DPD delivery guy though😜


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    I have but not in many years. Anything particularly you'd recommend?

    Helvic Gold,

    Copper Coast Ale is good too..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭Brock Turnpike


    Currently drinking one of their Phantom IPAs I picked up in Lidl. Not one of theirs I had tried before. I like it. Very drinkable.

    Atlantean possibly my favourite beer, definitely up there anyway.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 3,078 Mod ✭✭✭✭Black Sheep


    Currently drinking one of their Phantom IPAs I picked up in Lidl. Not one of theirs I had tried before. I like it. Very drinkable.

    Atlantean possibly my favourite beer, definitely up there anyway.

    I think Atlantean is their best.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,869 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle


    sporina wrote: »
    if you like Ninth Wave, have you tried Dungarvan's beers? some a quite similar - you might like em

    I really like most of White Hags stuff but Dungarvan, when you open a bottle its like the money shot in a porno. Hard to rate them as half the beer is all over the kitchen nearly every time you open a bottle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    CramCycle wrote: »
    I really like most of White Hags stuff but Dungarvan, when you open a bottle its like the money shot in a porno. Hard to rate them as half the beer is all over the kitchen nearly every time you open a bottle.

    yes that happens us sometimes of late with bottles of Helvic Gold.. didn't in the past.. mayb they have changed something.. doesn't seem to happen with Copper Coast.. but they are selling some of their beers in cans now and its not an issue with them..


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,475 ✭✭✭✭Bobeagleburger


    I had a selection of their stuff at Christmas. Very nice. Would definitely try again.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Their New England IPA is delicious


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  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭TXPTGR1


    They need to keep making Keltoi- what a beer for summer
    Like their helles too but Keltoi has turned me from a hater into a fan(for now)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,442 ✭✭✭Macy0161


    Atlantean my favourite too.

    I think Little Fawn is a good session though, but tend to pick up a couple of Cheap Flirt over the white hag 4 pack when I'm in Lidl.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,937 ✭✭✭SmartinMartin


    They hold the best taster party weekend (Hagstravaganza) in the country, at the brewery in Ballymote. Haven't missed one yet!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,019 ✭✭✭youcancallmeal


    Their core range is a really good selection of 'gateway beers', not the best version of the style but generally good enough to please everyone. I like their sours in particular for this reason


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 9,946 ✭✭✭mik_da_man


    Big fan of them too - I love Atlantean and little Fawn.
    Some of the pastry stouts are fantastic, Salted Caramel is my favorite and they have some cracking seasonal ones like the Pumpkin Ale

    They do have a monthly subscription which is great to get some core ones and the specials as they are brewed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭Dillonb3


    White Hag and Kinnegar are my 2 favorite Irish craft brewers. Just got the box of the Festa Nuda stout, one of the nicest stouts I've tasted


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina


    got some White Hag beer glasses today - love em... will post a pic at the weekend when I have them christened :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,208 ✭✭✭bobbysands81


    The limited edition stouts they do have been fantastic, highly recommend for both taste and value. Love them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭TXPTGR1


    Keltoi weather today
    Met Éireann should just replace the sun symbol with Keltoi can symbols from now on for sunny days
    So good


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭Dillonb3


    I see the White Hag have announced they're releasing an Orange Ice Cream Ale. I'll probably grab this one as I enjoyed the Shamrock one they released around Paddy's day


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