Wales was a full set as expected.
Northern Ireland 5/6 … missing Fermanagh… I did wonder if this one could prove awkward.
Ireland I have 19/26 … can confirm there is an active brewer in every county … I did think there could be one or two blanks here !
Wales was a full set as expected.
Glad to know there’s a brewery in each county. I too was concerned about the more rural areas of Ireland!
Disappointed with mine though not unexpected in the slightest as it’s not something I really bothered with in the past. I’ve really only focused on drinking a couple of breweries in each country that I’m a fan of.
Wales - 6/8 - only missing Dyfed and Powys, neither of which are difficult to obtain so this will be easy to complete when I can be bothered.
N Ireland - 2/6 - Really just Boundary here. And a random beer from Farmageddon to tick off Co Down.
Ireland - 10/26 - Honestly I’m surprised I have as many as 10. Whiplash is pretty much the only brewery I seek out from Ireland.
Wales is easily doable but a trip to Ireland looks like the only way to tick a lot of those counties off! Gives me an objective for the future I suppose but I’ll be honest it’s not a high priority for me.
I have to admit I am not that bothered about these new regions. It’s enough hassle getting my English and US regions ticks, etc.
Wales - to my surprise it’s a full sweep. Pretty much all my purchases of Welsh beers have been random new ticks available in whichever pub I was in.
Ireland - 8/26 but I rarely pick up any Irish beers.
Northern Ireland - 2/6 - but again don’t tend to pick up many, Although I do note that of my 14 Irish ticks, 10 were ticked during 2019 which was obviously my year for Northern Irish beer. Dominated by Boundary and Farmageddon.
I have done fairly well, full set for Wales, one missing from Northern Ireland (Fermanagh), Ireland has me sat on the half-way line with 13 out of the 26.
A cancelled drunken Christening in County Mayo last April would most likely have seen my Irish totals a bit higher, as we were due to stay in Galway before the ‘Do’ and I had planned to find as many new breweries beers as I could.
England and Scotland fully accounted for too, so just the Emerald Isle to get the full set, not a high priority to be honest; but it might be fun trying.
Wales - got all 8 as expected (only my second “complete” country after England). Although West Glamorgan is lagging badly with a mere 3 rates (clearly need a family holiday on the Gower!).
Norn - 4/6, obviously missing Tyrone & Fermanagh, can’t see me getting those anywhen soon.
Ireland - 7/26, plenty to aim for here, although I doubt I’ll ever get anywhere near the full set.
Northern Ireland 3/6
Ireland 12/26 - can hopefully make more inroads here as before lockdown all the Irish bars here (we have quite a few) started getting more and more “new” beers in I never seen before - just hope that will continue.
Update: soon to be 11 for Ireland. I checked Irish beers available when doing a beer order today and found one of them (Rye River) is from Co Kildare which I need.
6/8 Wales (have 7 in fridge), 3/6 Northern Ireland, 11/26 Ireland. Pretty disappointed in my Irish numbers. Was surprised I hadn’t completed Wales, but that easily correctable.
Like the new regions, and I am surprised how many regions I have tried.
Ireland 13 of 26
Northern Ireland - 4 of 6
Wales - 8 of 8
All were higher than expected especially Ireland.
Full House for Wales. 18/26 for Ireland and just Fermanagh for the full NI set like a few on here.
Might try and get a trip over that way later in the year if rules allow
N Ireland 3/6
Still have 7 England and 8 Scotland left as well
Plenty still to find. Excited about ticking these off in a sad stato way!
Full set for Wales.
Missing Shetland in Scotland. (Which if I recall was bc it wasn’t available at the Edinburgh Real Ale Festival)
2/6 Northern Ireland
A dismal 9/26 for Ireland which actually isn’t shocking considering how few ticks we got on our trip in 2009. Out of around 60 a decent number of those are from UK and Europe. I suspect the availability of Irish craft products has substantially increased since then.
Yeah … the number of breweries in Ireland really picked up 2015/16/17/18 time
Northern Ireland 3/6
So it’s concentration time on the Ireland / N.Ireland front.
The only reason I have a County Tyrone rate is because a certain Chris brought a bottle of this https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/pokertree-dark-nirvana/285576/97853/ to the 2015 Cotteridge Gathering.
I suspect a few others can thank @Beersiveknown for their one and only County Tyrone rate too!
A not-unexpected poor return for me from the new regions, just 3 from Wales and 3 from Ireland, nowt from Northern Ireland. Leaves me with some improvements to be made to my ‘sad stato’ (TM @dragnet101) British Isles numbers:
England = 44/46 (failed to complete this by Easter as hoped)
Scotland = 6/15
Wales = 3/8
Northern Ireland = 0/6
Ireland = 3/26
And still to tick off Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man - latter should be doable next visit to Chester, at the Okell’s pub by the river (assuming it reopens).
Have to say I do enjoy the Regions ticking challenge, adds a certain level of spice to beer hunting.
Not sure who Chris is…
Fermanagh easy enough with inishmacsaint, want me to send you one?
I’m only missing West Meath on the whole island of Ireland and that’s just because dead centre opened after I stopped rating