Went out last night to celebrate a couple of mates getting jobs, and what better way to celebrate than with a few cold beers? After a couple of Kilkennys at Scruffy Murphy's near Town Hall, we decided some fancier beers were in order, jumped on the 339 bus, and 10 minutes later we were at The Local Taphouse
|Was rainy and miserable when we went there, so this'll have to do for a photo|
As soon as we walked in, we could tell we were in a place dedicated to beer. Beers line the shelves above the bar, and twenty taps adorn the wall behind the bar. The beer list is split into two halves, on one side the twenty beers they have on tap, and on the other side a selection of another twentyish bottled beers.
|The Tap List for the night we were there|
|Pictured: Our Three Paddles, mine being partially finished at the bottom|
Following the paddles, we decided to try a few of the other beers of the list. Of particular interest was the HopDog Mocha Brown Ale, which was listed as 'currently being infused with vanilla bean, orange peel and chocolate orange pieces'. I grabbed a pint of the stuff, and I must say I've never had a beer that quite so much made me think I was drinking an iced coffee... The different infused flavours were all present, and overall it was a real flavour experience.
|There was an open mic night going on, so we got to hear from a number of great performers|
Overall, a fantasic venue with great ambience, fun live music and an amazing selection of beers on offer. Would recommend to anyone keen on beer, and will definitely be going back!