Slightly tart citrus fruit at the start, moving to a firm bitterness, and quite a dry finish. Certain spices such as juniper linger in the aftertaste. Grunt is an excellent accompaniment to most food, in particular fish, to replace a traditional dry white wine, but also spicy food, where the strong flavours and refreshing quality of the beer can hold its own where a wine could not. It is also good with both strong cheese, and creamy cheese.
If a Howth fisherman didn’t fancy going to sea after a heavy night’s drinking he would tie a pig to the ship’s mast. With it’s devil-like cloven feet, the sheer mention of the word pig was thought to bring forth gales and storms. Only a brave captain would set sail, unless he fancied a rasher sandwich!
Malts: Pale Ale, Wheat, Acidulated
Hops: Citra, Cascade
Yeast: European Ale Yeast, American Ale Yeast
Spices: Juniper, Lemongrass & Bergamot