The Montbretia is in flower at the moment. It's an Irish wildflower that seems to be everywhere in the West Cork countryside. We even have it in our herbaceous borders. Some people say its a nasty invasive weed. I don't mind it along with nettles, daisies, buttercups, fox gloves and all the other wild flowers that invade our garden in the countryside next to the sea.
In the meantime I have been purchasing bottles of Theakston's Old Peculiar so I can use use the empty bottles for my next batch of home brewed bitter. I can't get any English bitter in the Irish pubs around these parts. So I have decided to make my own. Going to brew some Scottish Heavy next. All advice much greatly appreciated.
See you next week.