So you are in Galway and looking to have a few drinks. Here are some ideas.
Galway Hooker Beer
A craft brewery based in the West of Ireland, Galway Hooker Beer is distinctive tasting beer popular with Beer enthuasiasts accross Ireland and particularly in Galway.
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Bulmers (Pint Bottle)
A favourite on a hot day. A pint bottle of Bulmers with ice in a pint glass was created by God himself. Brewed in Ireland and sold abroad as Magners cider this apple derived drink is wonderfully refreshing.
We don't really need to say much. Still the most iconic of Irish images. A pint of the back stuff is essential while in Galway.
Guinness stout is made from water, barley malt,hops and brewers yeast. A portion of the barley is flaked (i.e. steamed and rolled) and roasted to give Guinness its dark-ruby colour and characteristic taste. It is pasteurised and filtered. Despite its reputation as a "meal in a glass", Guinness only contains 198 calories ) per imperial pint (20oz UK) (1460 kJ/L), fewer than an equal-sized serving of skimmed milk or orange juice and most other non-light beers
Other Irish stouts include Murphy's and Beamish
Massively popular in Galway especially among students, Buckfast tonic wine is a cheap way to get your drunk on. Be warned if someone throws a bottle at you, get out of the way as they are virtually unbreakable.
Buckfast Tonic Wine, commonly known as Buckfast, Buckie or Bucky is a tonic wine produced by Buckfast Abbey in Devon, south west England. The wine was first produced in 1890s by the Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey using a recipe brought over from France, as indeed is the wine base used today
A Half One (drop of the craythur)
A dying tradition but you may see some elderly Irish men drinking a small glass of Irish Whiskey with their pints.
In the Irish language, Whiskey is called Uisce Beatha ("water of life"). It is believed whiskey has been brewed in Ireland since Monks brought back the process frm the Middle East.
The big difference between Scotch and Irish whiskey is the distilling phase which is made twice with Scotch and three times with Irish, giving Irish whiskey its particular lightness. Up until Victorian times Irish whiskey was more popular than Scotch.
Popular Irish Whiskies include Jameson , Powers , Bushmills and Cooley