369/2590) Home: Warrior Irish Red Ale by Eight Degrees Brewing of Ireland: **; 4.7%; brewed with barley and wheat; strong grapefruit and pine nose; pine flavours with sweet maltiness;
This was yesterday's calendar beer but I was too tired when I got in so I put it off a day. Named in honour of St. Fanahan, a warrior monk and the patron saint of the brewery's hometown of Mitchelstown. The brewery takes its name from the fact that it is located at 8 degrees west longitude and their beers are best served at a temperature of 8 degrees.
370/2591) Home: Phat Phantom by Eight Degrees Brewing in collaboration with Jamieson Distilleries both of Ireland: 1/2; a 5.5% Irish Stout aged in Jamieson Whiskey barrels; in this case the collaboration is with the Irish distillery, Jamieson as opposed to a brewery; tastes a touch infected; dark roasty notes with funk; hints of oak; I was hoping for so much more;