Dungarvan Gallow’s Hill
A strong ale filled with dark fruit flavours and toffee chewiness underscoring an earthy hoppiness.
Gallows Hill Barley WineFor our first autumn seasonal we are delighted to present our Gallows Hill Barley Wine, a traditional style ale which is filled with the warming flavours of autumn.
This is a rich, strong ale loaded with classic flavours of dried fruits and a caramel nutty maltiness. While the alcohol content provides a warmth to it, aging has mellowed this to a very smooth, very balanced beer. Warming and complex, this is one to spend time over.
What’s in a name? Gallows Hill in Dungarvan’s origins have been long been speculated over – whether it was a Norman motte and bailey, a Bronze Age barrow or the fort / dún from which Dungarvan was named. In July this year, as part of the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Dungarvan’s town charter, Waterford County Museum commissioned a geophysical survey of the hill to try to determine its exact origin.
Cheese pairings: The classic pairing is with an English stilton, but also great with a vintage cheddar where the rich nuttiness of both would work well together, along with the biscuity malt flavours in the beer.
Food Pairings: As this is a complex, big beer with many flavours going on it’s not one that would be great with a full meal but amazing if treated more as a digestif and served with cheese (see above) or desserts and cake filled with plummy, fruity, toffee flavours – given the season, nothing could be better than toasted barm brack!
Hops: Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Sovereign