🍀 Tir na nÓg Newsletter #3

"Our mission is to provide our customers with an experience that is the perfect blend of Irish charm and Danish cosiness. Our focus is on friendly customer service, quality products and unique ambiance makes any day something special to share with friends and family"

FLUX Gastropub


 
You may have heard about our pop-up concept bar called FLUX. It is our side project of passion that means we can explore new, exciting concepts or events.

Putting our own spin on the gastropub world is something we have been wanting to do for the longest time. As with anything, the time must be right. Well, the time is now!

From Thursday 6th August, we will be serving these delicious dishes on our new gastropub menu in FLUX. The menu is only available Thursday-Saturday.

We are crazy excited about this venture, especially after tasting the menu. There is no set deadline for this menu, as is the nature of any pop-up. Do not waste any time, come and enjoy.
You Better Beer-lieve It!
We are switching things up for our "Craft Beer of the Month" for August.

We are having not just one, but three or four, from different independent micro-breweries. We are only able to get our hands on a couple or maybe just a single keg of each beer, so once the kegs run out, they are gone.

We expect to get our first beer of our Craft Beers of August series next week, until it is in our hands we want to keep you all guessing what it could be
Loyalty Member Events & Benefits
In August, we have created these great events for our loyalty member community. Check out their FB events for further details and get your tickets while they are still available
Cocktail Making (06/08) - Whisky Tasting (20/08) - Beer Tasting (27/08)

Loyalty Program Benefits for August:
We are having FLUX 'Happy Hours' for Loyalty Members only this month. Between the hours of 17:00-21:00 each week, you can get:

Thursday: 2 for 1 on Piña Colada.
Friday: 2 for 1 on (alcoholic) Watermelon Slushie.
Saturday: 2 for 1 on Gin 'n' Juice.

Doubling up for free on our Whiskey of the Month was a big hit with our Loyalty Members, so we will offer the same for August too.

Sign up here to join our community and start getting the benefits straight away.
Champions / Europa League Finals
All Champions League and Europa League knockout rounds have been packed into this month. Football does not get any bigger or better than this! Here is a list of the schedule for the month. Some matches have been left off of the list, but if they are requested and we can show them, then we will.

Europa League:

05/08:
18:55 – FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir.
21:00 – Manchester United vs LASK.
21:00 – Inter Milan vs Getafe.
 
06/08:
18:55 – AS Roma vs Sevilla.
18:55 – Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers.
21:00 – Wolves vs Olympiakos
 
(10/08) Quarter Finals.
(16-17/08) Semi Finals.
(21/08) The Final.

 
Champions League:

07/08:
21:00 – Man City vs Real Madrid.
21:00 - Juventus vs Lyon.

08/08:
21:00 - Bayern Munich vs Chelsea.
21:00 - Barcelona vs Napoli.

Quarter-Finals:
(12/08) 21:00 - Atalanta vs PSG.
(13/08) 21:00 - RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid.
(14/08) 21:00 - Napoli / Barcelona vs TBD.
(15/08) 21:00 - Real Madrid / Man City vs TBD.

(18/08) Semi-Finals.
(23/08) The Final.


Reservations for the Champions League final will be available from Wednesday 5th August. Our Customer Loyalty Members have exclusive early access and can reserve their places from Monday 3rd August. Drink packages must be bought in order to secure reservations. Fill out our booking form and we will email you to discuss the best package on offer for you and your group.
What's In A Name: Irish vs Scottish Whiskey
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”
-Mark Twain
 
The name ‘Whisky’ is derived from both Uisce beatha (Irish Gaelic) and Uisge beatha (Scottish Gaelic) which were both translated from the Latin ‘aqua vitae’ meaning ‘water of life.’ There is a long disagreement about the first recorded production between Ireland and Scotland. One of the most common questions we are asked at the bar is what the main differences between Irish and Scottish whisky are. Here is a brief guide for those that love a dram as much as us.  
 
Whisky or Whiskey?
You may have noticed there is a cheeky spelling difference between whisky and whiskey. This is down to an Irishman called Aeneas Coffey who perfected the continuous still. The continuous still, or the ‘Coffey still’, led to an era of cheap, mass produced grain spirit which was made by an inferior distillation method, according to the Irish producers. At the time, Ireland was the world’s whisky powerhouse and they wanted nothing to do with this cheap, light spirit - condemning it as a bastardization of the pot still technique and flavour, not fit to wear the name whisky on its label. Demonised and exiled, Coffey took his method to the Scots and is one of the reasons that Scottish whisky dominated the whisky world for so long. As a result, the ‘e’ was added to the name by the Irish to signify that theirs was a premium product and not to be confused which what they saw as cheap pish. It is thought that the American market adopted whiskey with an ‘e’ due to the large amount of immigration and trade between Ireland and America.
 
 
Scotch Whisky:
For a “whisky” to be legally defined as Scotch whisky, it (obviously) must be produced and matured at a distillery in Scotland. Furthermore, it must be composed of water and malted barley, to which only whole grains of other cereals may be added. It also must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years. Typically, Scotch is distilled twice in copper pot stills.
 
The six whisky regions of Scotland are Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands, Campbeltown, Islay and Islands. Each are known for a distinct profile of flavours characteristics. An example is that Speyside is generally known for its sweet and slightly spicy single malts that either have very little or no peat added to their production. If this sounds like your kind of dram then consider a Balvenie or Glenfiddich. In contrast, Islay whiskies are known to be powerful, peat-fuelled ‘punches in a glass’ that often have notes of sea salt and smoke due to the distilleries being located on the rocks close to the harsh Scottish sea. Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin are some of the world-famous distilleries from this region. Delving into the differences between these regions and the dispute of whether there are ‘officially’ six regions is something that we will be doing in a later newsletter section.
 
Irish Whiskey:
Let’s now move across the channel to Ireland. Irish whiskey must be distilled on the island of Ireland and be produced from a mash of malted cereals with or without whole grains of other cereals. It must be aged to a minimum of three years and can be matured in a barrel that is new or one that has previously contained Bourbon, Sherry or Rum. The whiskey must also be a minimum of 40% ABV.
 
The majority of Irish whiskey is distilled three times, leading to a smoother spirit as more ‘impurities’ are taken out of the spirit, as opposed to the two-time distillation of scotch. Most Irish distilleries do not use peat in the production of their whiskey; the smoky flavours that arise from using peat in the production of the whiskey are seen to detract from or even destroy the intricate characteristics of Irish whiskey. While it is not a legal requirement to follow this method it is the more preferred style, though you can find distilleries, such as Connemara, who follow more of the Scottish method in producing peated Irish Whiskey, which is also distilled twice.
 
Around 90% of all Irish whiskey production is blended. Blended Irish whiskey is a mixture of single malt whiskeys from either the same or different distilleries. The Irish whiskey market has been shifting towards more production of Single Pot Still Whiskey. These whiskies contain a mixture of malted and unmalted barley that is distilled in a pot still. Midleton, Redbreast and Teeling are amongst the distilleries producing Single Pot Still whiskey that is taking the whiskey world by storm.
 
Whether you enjoy your whiskey, with an ‘e’ or without, it is the different production methodologies that make the big differences to the drams we love. As Shakespeare wrote “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Whether it is Irish or Scottish, we should love our finely produced drams all the same.  
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🍀 Tir na nÓg Newsletter #2

"Our mission is to provide our customers with an experience that is the perfect blend of Irish charm and Danish cosiness. Our focus is on friendly customer service, quality products and unique ambiance makes any day something special to share with friends and family"

Sunday Yum-Day 
Sunday is a day for everyone. Whether you're spending quality time with the family, catching up with friends or cheering on your team, the aim of the day is to relax and take it easy.

Every Sunday in July, between 15:00-20:00, we are offering our delicious pizzas and nachos for 50kr each. That means that there is no stress to make dinner. We will make the food, so you can focus on making memories. 
The Lowdown on Non-Alcoholic  Beers
The non-alcoholic beer industry has been rapidly growing over the last few years and shows no sign of slowing down. These are beers that are brewed to have a ABV under 0.5%, which is about the same alcohol content as a very ripe banana or pear. The allure of a refreshing beer without the hangover, together with lower calories, has many people choosing non-alcoholic alternatives in regards to leading healthier lifestyles. Where there is such a demand, companies has been placing more time and resources onto making these beers taste just like domestic beers.

A question that our bartenders are frequently asked is, 'how is non-alcoholic beer made?' So, here is the lowdown on nonalcoholic beer.

Non-alcoholic beers go through the same brewing process as regular beers. This includes making a mash, boiling the wort, adding hops and fermenting. Once this stage is reached, regular beers are then bottled or kegged. Non-alcoholic beers require an extra step, which is arguably the most important, removing or lessening the alcohol.

There are three methods in doing this:

1) Boil the Brew - Alcohol has a lower boiling temperature than water so brewers can heat the fermented beer until the alcohol is removed (0.5% or under). The issue here is that when re-heating the beer to remove the alcohol, some of the flavour can be lost in the process.

2) Vacuum Distillation - Lowering the pressure by placing the beer in a vaccum while distilling results in the boiling point being at a lower temperature. This means that the alcohol can be removed at a lower temperature and the flavour is less affected.

3) Reverse Osmosis - This is a fancy way of saying that the fermented beer is passed through a tight filter that separates the water and alcohol, as they are the smallest molecules, from the acids, colour and flavours. The water and alcohol is then distilled separately to remove the alcohol and then the water is recombined with the acids,colours and flavours to create the non-alcoholic beer. This downside to this method is that it requires more time, labour and money.
Sharing is Caring
Sharing really is caring - especially when it comes to cocktails! 

We now offer our Merchant Room kegtails, made with our in house recipes, as sharing cocktails. Invite friends, colleagues or that special someone to come and experience cocktails that are bursting with flavours and freshness together. 

Sharing cocktails are available for 250kr. If you are one of our Loyalty Program members, then every Thursday in July you can get them for 200kr as a special offer.
Pictured above: Summer Sin Sharing Cocktail
Loyalty Member Deals (July)
Alongside the discount on the sharing cocktails, members of our Loyalty Program will also receive the following exclusive benefits for the whole of July:

Combine an O'Hara's Stout (0.4L) and a shot of Jameson original as for 70kr 

When buying our Whiskey of the Month (Whistler 7 Year Old Irish Whiskey), members can double up for free. That means that you will get 4cl for the price of 2cl.

If you don't want to miss out this then you can sign up by clicking here
New ‘Terroir’ for Irish Whiskey
In the world of Irish whiskey, Waterford distillery have broke new ground and redefined the expression of 'natural.' Taking inspiration from some of the world's greatest winemakers, they have now released their Single Farm Origin series. This is a limited edition series of natural whiskies that explores Irish terroir, one farm, one place at one time. Terroir taken from French means the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.

In using 100% Irish barley from a very specific farm, the aim is to provide different expressions of "precision and rarity, showcasing barley flavours derived from individual Irish farms and harvests."

Bannow Island: Edition 1.1 (Distilled in 2016)
Made from Overture barley grown on the extreme southern coast of County Wexford, where salt-laden Atlantic winds and sandy soils create a unique, if somewhat challenging, terroir.

Ballykilcavan: Edition 1.1 (Distilled in 2016)
Made from Taberna barley grown to the west of the River Barrow in County Laois. This is in the barley heartlands, where his fertile fields are sheltered by ancient woodland. 

We think that you will agree, this is amazing work by the people at Waterford Distillery and we cannot wait to taste the differences between the different editions. Read more about the series on their website
Premier League
We are set for a mouth watering finish to this season of the Premier League. The remaining games are all to be played in July. Liverpool, deservedly, lifted the trophy but there is still a lot to play for. There is currently only 3 points between, Leicester City, Chelsea, Man Utd and Wolves, who are all in contention to get 3rd place. The final fixtures of the season will be played on the 26th July (as it stands) and the fina games that see Man Utd vs Leicester and Chelsea vs Wolves, means that it could go down to the final whistle of the season to see who gets which position.

The bottom of the league is just as interesting as Norwich City, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Watford, West Ham and Brighton are all fighting potential relegation. 

All games will be shown where possible. Keep an eye on our FB page for all the fixtures that will be shown
Solid Effort
Pubs in Ireland were allowed to re-open from Monday (29/06) after the lockdown. Due to the restrictions, customers are only allowed in the pub in time slots of 1.5 hours. Now, obviously we take drinking responsibly very seriously and hope that the re-opening can go as smoothly as possible for everyone. That being said, we had to give a round of applause to an unnamed man that used his 1.5 hours to rack up a bill (€222.90) of 42 pints of Guinness to go with some fish and chips and a couple bowls of soup.

It seems unclear if the bill was a result of the man being extremely generous to his mates or an extreme scooping session. Either way, we have to say that it was a solid effort and if the mysterious man is ever in Aarhus, we have a pint of Guinness waiting for him on us!  Read more from The Irish Post here.
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Tir na nÓg Newsletter

" Our mission is to provide our customers with an experience that is the perfect blend of Irish charm and Danish cosiness. Our focus is on friendly customer service, quality products and unique ambiance makes any day something special to share with friends and family "

Welcome to our very first newsletter. We want to strengthen our communication with the Tir Na Nog community. There is a lot happening at the bar and will be moving forward. We want to keep everybody informed with all the TNN news. Following this first edition, we will send the newsletter out on the first Monday of each month.
 
The response to our new Customer Loyalty Program has been fantastic and we are very pleased that so many are excited about joining and building the Tir Na Nog community.

For current Loyalty Members - This Friday between 16:00-18:00, you will be able to get O'Hara's Irish Craft Lager at a 50% discount. We're sure you will agree that it is a great way to get the weekend started.

If you have not signed up yet, click the link below and join our community. On this page, you can see all the benefits that you will get as a reward for being a member.
https://www.tirnanog.dk/customer-loyalty-program/
We are always trying to push the boundaries when it comes to offering the best customer experience. From this weekend, you will be able to order and pay online for a limited menu and have it delivered to your table (outdoor service only).
Our summer cocktail menu in The Merchant Room has been a big hit with the fresh, fruity flavours that are packed into each drink. Summer Sin is a house classic .Fresh and sweet and lots of strawberry flavour. Definitely, the perfect summer drink. Posh Pepino is a new creation that is an elegant blend of elderflower, cucumber and gin. We love hearing about your new favourites from the menu, so don't be afraid to chat to the bartenders about them.
On June 30th, we are very excited to welcome back Danish Stand-Up Championship finalists Conrad Molden and Henrik Danielsen. These two phenomenal comedians will treat us to a solid hour of laughs and hygge in The Merchant Room. Check out our FB event for information on getting your tickets.
Our New Orleans style Piano Bar is back in full swing. Join us, with the amazing Emil Otto, every Friday from 16:00. Emil has been under the tuition of numerous great musicians such as the legendary Carl Sonny Leyland, Stan Urban as well as Esben Just, and is quickly working his way up the Danish jazz/blues scene.
Attention Sports Fans! The Premier League is back. We will be showing all the games that we can. For all the sporting fixtures check out our daily posts on Facebook. Remember that we have limited capacity due to the restrictions, therefore all guests must be seated. Come early to secure a place.
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Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

Welcome back to your favorite pub

Vi åbner igen mandag d. 18.05.2020 kl. 09.00.

Vi glæder os til at se dig igen!



Kære gæst
Vi kan glædeligt oplyse om at vi åbner igen mandag d. 18.05.2020 kl. 09.00.
Vi glæder os til at se jer alle igen. Vi kommer til at kunne have halv kapacitet i pga. Covid-19 restriktioner.

Vær venlig at følge nedenstående retningsliner samt følge vores personales anvisniger, således at vi kan servere jer alle sikkert og med behørig afstand.

Vi appelerer desuden til at i spreder jeres besøg hos os ud over ugen samt tidspunkt på dagen. Vi vil ikke kunne lukke alle ind fredag og lørdag aften - og så snart at alle siddepladser er optaget vil dørene blive lukket. Der kan derefter dannes kø på gaden - selvfølgelig med afstand. Vores dørpersonale vil herefter lukke passende gruppe størrelser ind efterhånden som at bordene bliver ledige igen.

 

FAQ

  • Skal man reservere bord? Nej desværre ikke på nuværende tidspunkt.
  • Kan man sidde i baren? Nej.
  • Kan man mingle i lokalet? Nej.
  • Kan man skifte bord/slå borde sammen? Nej.
  • Kan man betale med kontanter? Naturligvis.
  • Kan man gå ud for at ryge? Ja, men kun på offentlig gade. Man kan ikke stå under markisen blandt de siddende gæster. Husk en meters afstand til andre gæster.
  • Kan man bestille i baren? Ja, men så snart at du har modtaget din ordrer bedes du medbringe den til din siddeplads.
  • Jeg er lidt småforkølet. Kan jeg komme alligevel? Nej, bliv hjemme.
  • Bliver der quiz og dart fremover? Ja! Første gang er torsdag d. 21.05.2020 kl. 21.00 - Husk at komme tidligt og i små grupper.
  • Viser I fodbold på storskærm? Ja! Alt sport bliver vist. Husk ingen sang, råb eller stående gæster.
  • Serverer i mad? Ja - Fra onsdag d. 20.05.2020 Kl. 16.00 kan man igen bestiller vores skønne pizza. I første omgang vil der være åben for mad bestilling hver dag fra 16.00 - 21.00. Vi arbejder på at åbne for morgenmad, brunch og sandwiches igen hurtigst muligt.
  • Har i udeservering? Ja! Vi har alle vores borde og stole ude - samt extra andre steder i Frederiksgade.
  • Må vi komme i en gruppe? Ja og nej: Aldrig over 9 personer og kun sammen med andre gæster som omgås sammen.
  • Vil der være live musik? Der vil indtil videre ikke være live musik dog med undtagelse af vores Piano Bar. Denne vil bliver afholdt hver Fredag kl. 16.00.
  • Hvad er jeres åbningstider? The Merchant Room vil være åben 7 dage om ugen fra 09.00 - 24.00 og The Tap Room 11.00 - 24.00.
Hold dig orienteret

We will open again from Monday 18.05.2020 at. 09:00

We look forward to seeing you again!


Dear Guest
We are pleased to announce that we will open again from Monday 18.05.2020 at. 09:00.
We look forward to seeing you all again. We will be able to have half the capacity compared to before without Covid-19 restrictions.

Please follow the guidelines below and follow the instructions of our staff, so that we
can serve you all safely and at a proper distance.

We also appeal to you to spread out your visits with us throughout the week, as well as different times of day. We won't be able to accommodate everybody at the same time on Friday and Saturday nights - and as soon as all seating is occupied, the doors will be closed. Queues can be formed on the streets - of course with distance. Our door staff will then allocate appropriate group sizes to tables, when tables become vacant.

 

FAQ

  • Should you reserve a table? No, unfortunately not at this time.
  • Can you sit at the bar? No.
  • Can you mingle in the room? Not with other guests that are not in your group.
  • Can you change tables / fold tables? No.
  • Can you pay with cash? Of course.
  • Can you go out to smoke? Yes, but only on public streets. - Guests are not allowed to stand under the awning among the seated guests. Remember one meter distance to other guests.
  • Can you order at the bar? Yes, but as soon as you have received your order, please take it to your seat.
  • I'm have a bit of a cold, can I come in? Absolutely not!
  • Will there be a pub quiz in the future? Yes! The first quiz is Thursday 21.05.2020 at. 9 pm - Remember to arrive early and in small groups.
  • Do you show any sports? YES! All sports are shown. Remember no singing, shouting or standing guests.
  • Are you serving food? Yes - From Wednesday 20.05.2020, you will be able to order our delicious pizzas again from 16:00. Initially, food orders will be available every day from 16.00 - 21.00. We are working to open breakfast, brunch and sandwiches as soon as possible.
  • Do you have any outdoor seating? Yes! We have all our tables and chairs outside - as well as extra places along Frederiksgade.
  • May we join another group? Yes and no: Never more than 9 people and only with other guests that arrived together.
  • Will there be live music? There will be no live music apart from the exception of our Piano Bar. This will be held every Friday at 16.00.
  • What are your business hours? The Merchant Room will be open 7 days a week from 09.00 - 24.00 and The Tap Room 11.00 - 24.00.
Stay informed
Kærlig Hilsen / Kind Regards

Andreas Madariaga Ruigrok @ Tir Na Nog
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