The John Hewitt’s Beer Selection

 Local Beers




Guinness (Stout):                                      4.2%               Dublin

Guinness, our biggest seller, is enjoyed by both locals and visitors toBelfast. When you think Ireland, you think Guinness. With an initial malt and caramel flavor, Guinness Draught finishes with a dry roasted bitterness.


Harp (Lager):                                             4.0%              Ireland

The original Irish lager. Bright pale golden, crisp and clean, slightly bitter up front with a smooth aftertaste.


Carlsberg (Lager):                                                3.8%               Denmark

Probably the best lager from Denmark ~ or so we’re told! Golden, crisp and clean, a light malty taste with a dry finish.


Hercules BPA (Belfast Pale Ale):                           4.3%               Ireland

We were delighted to be the First Pub In The World to Serve this truly wonderful Refreshing Ale which is brewed right here in Belfast by the ‘Hercules Brewing Company’.


Krombacher (Pilsner):                           4.8%               Germany

‘Germany’s No.1 Premium Lager’. With an extra dry finish, this is a classic example of a Pilsner. Brewed according to the German beer purity regulations.


Heineken (Lager):                                                5.0%               Holland

100% Barely malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity. A golden bubbly lager, ample head, with a malty aftertaste.


Hoegaarden (WitBier):                           4.8%               Belgium

A superb White Beer fromBelgium. Made from wheat, malted barley, hops, yeast and spices (coriander & curacao). Unfiltered, therefore cloudy in appearance.


Erdinger ~ Hefe (Weissbier):               5.3%               Germany

Brewed just outside Munich in the town of Erding this wheat beer is one of the great Bavarian beers. Even today, this beer is still bottle-fermented in the traditional way and brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law. Cloudy in appearance, refreshing in taste.


BREWDOG (IPA):                                        Scotland

‘PUNK IPA’ (5.6% abv) Layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires.

‘DEAD PONY’ (3.8% abv) is the invigorating surf that pounds the iridescent shoreline yards from the salt-encrusted asphalt of Route 1. The hop-heavy west-coast wonderland awaits. Dive in and the toasted malt base soon yields to a huge box-fresh hop hit, washing tropical fruit, floral garlands and spicy undertones all over your palate. Inspired by US-Style pale ales, Dead Pony is a low amplitude, high voltage hop hit; California dreaming for the craft beer generation.


Samuel Adams (Lager):                          4.8%               U.S.A

Since 1985, The Boston Beer Company has become widely respected for the quality of their beers. They use traditional brewing methods to ensure the quality of their beers. Boston Lager uses two row barley for a smooth body, malty flavor, and a roasted aroma.


YARDSMAN Original  Double Stout:                                    4.3%              Ireland

Yardsman stout (4.3% abv) is brewed with freshly roasted barley and a range of high quality coloured malts, as well as Irish hops and water and is filtered through Irish linen. The stout is nitrogenated, which creates the white head and a settled, clear but dark ruby black body.


HOP HOUSE 13  (Lager):                                         5%               Ireland

Hop House 13 is a double-hopped lager made with Irish barley and aromatic hops. Guinness say Hop House is “a distinctive golden lager”. It is brewed with Guinness yeast, Irish barley and a mixture of hops from across the globe – Galaxy and Topaz from Australia and Mosaic from the USA. Hop House 13 is named after an early 1900’s hop store building at the St James’s Gate stronghold, where hops are still stored to this day


Mac Ivors Medium  Cider:                              4.8%      Ireland

Our ciders are all made using 100% fresh pressed apples. As growers, we know how much hard work goes into producing a perfectly ripe apple so we take extra care to get the very best out of them.
After pressing the most fragrant apple varieties and using cold-fermenting yeast to preserve their aroma, we blend the matured ciders to achieve a perfect balance…
Fresh & fruity for our Medium Cider


FULL SAIL  (IPA):                                               5.8%              Ireland

From Ireland’s Galway Bay Brewery, The simple malt bill gives an ABV of 5.8% which carries the flavour and really allows the hops to shine through.The hops used are of American origin, Colombus, El Dorado and Cascade (45 IBU). With multiple generous additions in the kettle and further dry hopped before it reaches you as fresh as it can be






Peroni (Lager):                                          5.1%                Italy               330ml

The No.1 selling beer in Italy. Nastro Azzurro is brewed from the finest spring planted barley malts.


Sol (Lager):                                                 4.5%               Mexico          330ml

A wonderfully refreshing lager from Mexico, served with a wedge of lime.


Becks (Lager):                                           5.0%               Germany      330ml

A German lager of world renown and brewed according to the German Purity Laws, which means he only barley, hops, and water may be used in the brewing process.


Heineken (Lager):                                                5.0%               Holland        330ml

100% Barely malt, choice hops and pure water give this brew unsurpassed clarity. A golden bubbly lager, ample head, with a malty aftertaste.


Franziskaner ~ Hefe (Hefeweizen):   5.0%               Germany      500ml

A superb wheat beer fromMunich. Naturally cloudy, with yeast crisp, refreshing, spicy and fruity taste.


Erdinger ~ Dunkel (Dunkelweizen):  4.3%               Germany      500ml

‘Dunkel’ means dark in German. This dark beer is brewed in accordance to an age-old recipe which gives it a wonderful dark roasted flavor.


Belfast Ale (Ale):                                       4.5%               Co. Down     500ml

From the Whitewater Brewery in Co. Down this real ale is made from malt, barley, hops, yeast and water from theMourneMountains. There are no artificial colours or preservatives, thus giving it a dark amber colour and rich malt flavour.


Clotworthy Dobbin (Porter):                4.5%               Co. Down     500ml

From the Whitewater Brewery in Co. Down. This beer was voted in the ‘Top 50 Beers in the World’ at the International Beer Challenge 2007. A rich ruby porter style beer with lashings of hoppiness and plenty of fruit and toffee on the palate,


Cathedral Quarter (Ale):                                    5.3%               Lisburn         500ml

The second of the Belfast Quarter Beers from Hilden Brewery. A classic red ale with a full bodied flavour.


Hilden Halt (Ale):                                     6.1%               Lisburn         500ml

Named after the local train stop which used to service the local linen mill, this is a premium traditional Irish Red Ale with a malty, mild hop flavor.


Belfast Blonde (Ale):                                4.3%               Lisburn         500ml

This blonde ale was once College Greens flagship beer but has recently merged with the Hilden Brewery family. Using ‘Saaz’ and ‘Hersbrucker’ hops from the Czech Republic and Germany to give it a clean, crisp flavor with a distinct hoppy aftertaste.



McGraths No.1 (Ale):                               4.3%               Craigavon    500ml

Named in honour of the ‘Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest Greyhound to have ever raced! No.1 is an Irish Red Ale with a creamy off-white head, slightly dry but smooth on the palate.



McGraths No.2 (Ale):                               4.4%               Craigavon    500ml

Named in honour of the ‘Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest Greyhound to have ever raced! No.2 is an Irish Pale Ale, very refreshing, and bursting with flavor. Clean and crisp and dry on the palate


McGraths No.5 (Ale):                               4.5%               Craigavon    500ml

Named in honour of the ‘Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest Greyhound to have ever raced! No.5 is an Irish Blonde Ale which strikes a perfect balance between the malts and the hops, with a crisp and dry finish on the palate.


Whistable Bay (Bitter):                           4.5%               England        500ml

Using ‘organic Gem’ and ‘Hallertau’ Hops from ‘Down Under’ makes this, organic beer, a clean, refreshing, full-bodied Ale. Brewed to Soil Association UK ans is approved for vegetarians.


Madden’s Mellow (Cider):                     4.5%               Armagh         500ml

Winner of 2 Silver medals in the International Cider Challenge for Taste and Packaging, this cider is ideal for those who prefer a slightly sweeter cider. It is a traditional, full flavored cider made using apples grown in County Armagh.


MacIvor’s Dry (Cider):                            5.6%               Armagh         500ml

Winner of a silver medal at the 2013 International Brewing Awards, this cider has the right balance between dessert apples, Bramleys and cider apples to balance fruit and tannins.


Tempted? Strawberry (Cider):             4.0%              Lisburn         500ml

This strawberry Irish Craft Cider is a subtle blend of Irish strawberries and pure pressed apple juice. It has a natural cider flavor with a fresh strawberry twist.


Erdinger Alkofree:                                   0.5%               Germany      500ml

From the famous German wheat beer range. All the flavour but without the alcohol.


  Local Beers

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