BEER OF THE WEEK
Lough Gill Rebel Stout No 1 11% ABV; 440ml — €4.99
Stockists: Bradleys, Matsons, Redmonds, McHughs, Blackrock Cellar, Martins. Lough Gill Brewery in Sligo Town was founded in December 2016 by James Ward, the man behind White Hag in the early days. After he sold out to his investors, Ward founded Lough Gill and has a range of intriguing beers. He also has what is one of the most creative and probably the youngest brewer in the country in Jordan Donnelly, 22.
This was part of a series of four limited-edition imperial stouts and the style will soon enter the core range with the launch of Dark Magic any day now. Rich coffee and mocha aromas, silky textures with complex milk chocolate and spice on the finish.