BEER OF THE WEEK
Treaty City Thomond Red Ale, 4.7% ABV, 500ml — €3.65
Stockists: O’Briens Stores nationwide, Fine Wines Limerick and Cork widely available in Limerick in both on and off-trade. Craft brewing in Ireland is now at 2% and the big boys are getting aggressive and piling the pressure on small pubs. The wise publicans in the Market Quarter of Limerick have fought back however and joined with Treaty City to create an excellent light ale that gives them better margins and wel- come exclusivity. If you can’t get to Limerick to try it then this is fairly widely available — rich dark red in colour, aromas of red fruits and malted barley with a touch of spice, rich and full flavoured with a dry light hop finish.