New beer is unique to Enniskillen pub

Stephanie Mallon, assistant manager of the Devenish bar in Enniskillen, with a pint of Devenish beer which is on draught

Stephanie Mallon, assistant manager of the Devenish bar in Enniskillen, with a pint of Devenish beer which is on draught

IF YOU enjoy a sociable beer then your tipple of choice may well be a Tennents, Harp or Carlsberg, but how about a Devenish?

The new Devenish beer is the latest offering from the Devenish Bar complex, Darling Street, Enniskillen and is a new rival to the more established, International draught beers available in the local market.


As Chris Noble, bar manager of Jazzeys, part of the Devenish bar complex explained, an offer from a local beer supplier was too good to turn down.

“One of our suppliers from Belfast came in and he said they had what they called a home brew and offered it to us and said we could label it.

“We wanted something unique to us and from there the Devenish beer was born.

“There were quite a few options; stouts, ales, lagers and he brought down samples. Predominately being a lager drinking town though that was always going to work best.
“We sampled a few of the products and I have to say the one we chose really stood out.

“It was what we were looking for, it wasn’t too heavy for a beer and I think it works really well with Enniskillen drinkers.”

The new beer is brewed in England, but Mark Reid, manager of the Devenish Complex told the Herald that steps have been made to try to introduce a local brew on tap.

“We have tried Gordon Fallis of Inishmacsaint and George Cathcart of the Sheelin brewery, but it’s very difficult and expensive for them to move into a draught.


“We have their products bottled and we stock both, but if someone wants to go draught we will be more than happy to accommodate. If it’s local more the better, that’s our ethos here.”

Already since their return to Enniskillen trading back in April 2010, the Devenish Bar complex has grown from having just three staff to having 90 on their pay roll, in addition to the creation of an extensive beer garden and the Jazzeys restaurant and cocktail bar and show no signs on stopping just yet.

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