Beer of the week: Metalman Orange is the New Black, 4.3% ABV, 330ml — €2.95

Stockists: Bradleys, No. 21 Group, Stacks, Ardkeen, World Wide Wines, Mchughs, Drink Store

We will have to wait until June before the excellent Netflix TV series returns, but in the meantime one of my favourite brewers has created this namesake dark ale for us to enjoy. 

Infused with Italian sun-dried orange peel which adds some fragrance and backbone, Gráinne Walsh is nothing if not creative.

Rich almost black colour, aromas of orange flavoured dark-chocolate, rich malty palate with more orange hints and a touch of cinnamon and spice on the finish. 

Also watch for Spring her Thyme, Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Ale.


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