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Sunday Sesh – Brú Brewery Rí IPA

Welcome back to the Sunday Sesh, I hope you’ve had a great weekend up until now. It’s not over yet though, there’s still time for a beer before you’re back to work tomorrow.

This week I have a beautiful Irish beer for you from the Brú Brewery in County Meath.


This IPA is the opposite to last weeks option, Brú Rí hits you where you expect to be hit by an IPA, it’s a fresh bitter ale that gives you a bit of a refreshing slap in the face when you take your first sip.

The bottle says it has a fresh blast of citrus, pine and floral scents on the nose. I’m not gonna lie to you I didn’t spend much time smelling it as it tasted so good it kept saying to me “Get me in your belly”.

The Brú Brewery is in County Meath which is where the High Kings of Ireland lived, Rí is an ancient Gaelic word for King (I wish I could have learnt about beer in Irish class back in the day, then maybe more of it would have stuck in my head).

I wouldn’t reccomend having this beer with food due to it having a strong taste that will likely overpower what ever you’re having, but if you’re looking for a beautiful IPA that you can drink when having a few bottles at home give it a go.

Brú Rí is available in Tesco for €2.99 and was on a 4 for €10 deal when I got it.

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Sunday Sesh – Fullers IPA

Welcome to a new feature on the blog called Sunday Sesh. To be honest I’m rather crap at blogging, I have some good ideas but I’m rather lazy so the time and effort needed to create content is usually wasted on the couch half watching something on the tv while also flicking through my phone. 

What do I do fairly regularly that I can blog about, well I drink beer a fair bit, I’m in no way a beer sommelier but I know what I like and what I don’t like so I’m gonna post that here every week.
So first up is Fullers India Pale Ale


This is a English beer, brewed beside the Thames(Or so the bottle tells me) and it’s 5.3% alc vol.

My verdict on Fullers IPA is that it’s a very tame IPA, if you’re mainly used to lager and you’re looking for a gateway IPA into the world of craft beers then this would be perfect for you. It has a bit of a sweet taste to it and doesn’t pack the punch that I’d be used to from most IPAs. If you’ve ever had a Hop House 13 you will be going down a similar path with Fullers IPA.

I got this in my local SuperValu, it’s priced at €2.95 and is currently on a 4 for €10 deal. 

The Final Verdict:

If you’re looking for a light IPA that you can stay drinking all night and something that won’t over power any food you might be having with it you should give Fullers IPA a go.

I’ll talk to you all next week for The Sunday Sesh, have a good week, Sean X.