🍀 Tir na nÓg Newsletter #5

"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"

D.I.Y (Drink It Yourself) Bartending
When choosing a cocktail at a bar, it can be difficult to know which cocktail is going to suit your taste/needs best. There is a vast array of choices to consider - which flavours do you want? Fruity and fresh or rich and warming? Do you want a drink that goes down a little too easy or one that is strong enough to wake the dead? Sweet or bitter? It´s so easy to just order the same beer, gin & tonic or whiskey, that you have had before. All is solved with practice and experience but tasting the whole menu to find the right drink could get a bit expensive. It will definitely get messy to say the least. The solution is to become a D.I.Y Bartender before you go to town. To help a little, here are 5 essential 'ingredients' to becoming a "fake it until you shake it" bartender. 

1) Shakers - This is something you can buy online but if you would rather spend your money on some good quality booze, juices or fruits, save that money by using a jam jar with a lid. For a strainer, use a tea strainer, pretend the jam jar is a teacup, place the strainer on top and pour your cocktail through the strainer into your glass.

2) Ice - Filter some sterilized water into some tupperware and then place this in the freezer. Leave for about 24 hours and you will have a big frozen ice block. Place your ice block on a kitchen towel over a cutting board and use a knife to smash it into all different shapes and sizes. After you have modified your ice block, put it back into the freezer for later. You can of course just buy ice in a shop but where is the fun in that? 

(A small tip on the side: to make your drinks more flavourful, put cordial in your icecubes! Then the cocktails you make won´t get all watery and will actually change flavour profile as the ice melts.)

3) Fresh, quality products - Use the best, fresh products for the best tasting cocktails. Just like when you cook a meal, you need to taste your ingredients. Smell, taste, check the colour, check expiration date. Think about which flavours go well together. Mix a small batch and taste it. If you think it tastes good, make a bigger batch. You want flavours that compliment each other. If you already have something sweet in your shaker/jam jar/blender, try to add something sour, strong or bitter as the right balance is the most important aspect of a cocktail.


4) Creative mindset - Being experimental is not only fun but super important. Great cocktails come from somebody wondering what it would taste like if you mix this and that flavour together. Don´t be scared of making mistakes. Learn from them. Maybe mixing lime juice and milk wasn't the best idea, but hey... now you know!

5) Good Company - The final essential thing is remembering to invite friends to taste your new concotions and seeing what works and what doesn't. You don't want to be thrashed at you own house party where you are the only guest. Come down and let us know if you invent something amazingly tasty and it could end up on a future Merchant Room cocktail menu. 
More Food, Great Mood!
The response to the Gastropub menu in our new bar FLUX has been phenomenal. Lots of you have not been shy to tell us how great your meal was and that makes us smile from ear to ear. 

As a result, we have two exciting things to announce. FLUX and our Gastropub kitchen are now open for six days a week. We are also offering a takeway option, so that you can take a little piece of the Tir na nÓg experience home with you.

You can order and pay online at tirnanog.dk or speak to one of our bartenders about ordering from the menu. See below for the opening hours. 
Hot Dog Completo
Gastropub Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 16:00-21:00
Friday: 15:00-21:00
Saturday: 12:00-21:00
Sunday: 15:00-21:00.
Bar Hours:
Monday- Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 16:00-21:00
Thursday 16:00-00:00 (Currently)
Friday: 15:00-00:00 (Currently)
Saturday: 12:00-00:00 (Currently)
Sunday: 15:00 - 21.00.
#NoFilterNeeded (Pilsner Urquell)
One of the best parts of travelling is sampling the local beers. Kicking back and relaxing by sitting in the sun, sipping a fresh pint of locally brewed goodness. Now,  we can't promise the sunshine but we can promise bringing new tasty beers straight to your favourite bar, right here in Aarhus. Our Craft Beer of the Month for September is Pilsner Urquell Unfiltered.

Pilsner Urquell is the  world's original golden pilsner and is usually only available to pubs close to its brewery in  Pilsen, Czech Republic. The beer is brewed in traditional open wooden tanks to ensure that that taste stay true to the profile of the first brew.  


As the beer is unfiltered, it is bursting with complex flavours and aroma from the brew to the glass. Its signature flavour balances sweetness from the triple-decocted malt, and bitterness from our Saaz hops. The thick head of dense wet foam adds smoothness and seals in flavour and aroma. Limited stock available, so don't hestitate to try this tasty treat for this month! 
Loyalty Member Events & Benefits
There are still some places left to join our Irish Craft Beer Tasting event on Thursday 3rd September. The price is 225kr or only 125kr for our Loyalty Members. Taste 4 beers from the O'haras and finish with a complimentary Jameson Whiskey. Pizza will be served after the tasting.

Loyalty Program Benefits for September:
Every Monday, throughout September, Loyalty Members can get any of our pizzas for only 50kr.

Two for Tuesday - Every Tuesday in September,  after 19:00, members can get two Beefeater gin and tonics for the price of one.

Get a double for the price of a single on our Whiskey of the Month  - Connemara Turf Mor.

Filter coffee for 10kr, with 5kr re-fills throughout each day.

Sign up here to join our community and start getting the benefits straight away.
Fan-Football-Tastic
There is no rest for the wicked and there is even less rest for football fans. With last season finishing just over a week ago, September 12th sees the Premier League returing to action. All the triumphs and traumas of the previous season are behind the players, as they ready themselves to start the new season by getting 3 points on their first game. 

Before the Premier League kicks back into action,  UEFA Nations league will be hitting our screens.  The 1st and 2nd set of games will be played from 03-06/09 and 07-08/09 respectively. 

We expect to be very busy for Denmark vs Belgium (05/09) and Denmark vs England (08/09), so arrive early for seats. Alternatively, you can reserve a table, with a guaranteed food order per person from our gastropub menu and arrive before 19:00.

Keep an eye on our FB page, where we post daily about the matches that we will be showing that day. You can also check out the full list of upcoming Nations League matches here.
Follow Us 
Instagram
Facebook
Website
Frederiksgade 38-40, 8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 19 1910

www.tirnanog.dk






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

⚽ Champions League Reservations 🍔
Champions League Final - Reservations

On Sunday, we are looking forward to one of the biggest games of football for the the year. We have had many requests for our Gastropub food menu to be available, so we are opening up the kitchen from 17:00.

To make a seating reservation, you will need to arrive before 18:00 and be required to order from from the Gastropub food menu (Payment can be made on the day). If you arrive after 18:00, your reservation will be voided and the seats given to someone else.

It's quick and easy to book,  just fill in the booking form at tirnanog.dk and we will get back to you with a confirmation.
Facebook Facebook
Link Link
Website Website






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

🍀 Tir na nÓg opens new gastro pub FLUX

Tir Na nÓg udvider familien med ny gastro pub i Frederiksgade 42. Vi serverer pubmad lavet fra bunden med fokus på kvalitet, enkelhed og smag, som er perfekt sammen med de mange lækre øl fra The Tap Room, The Merchant Room og nu også Flux. Maden kan nydes på alle tre pubs, og der er masser af plads både inde og ude. Se et udvalg af menuen herunder.

Besøg FLUX i Frederiksgade 42
Burger med lagret cheddar. Håndskåret bacon og løgringe. Kødet er finsk Sashi beef
Hotdog completo: Stegt oksepølse lavet af sashi beef, chilensk coleslaw, avocadotatar og tomatsalsa. Den chilenske hotdog, er ikke set før i Aarhus.
Fish & chips: Store stykker saftig torsk i sprødt svøb med fritter og remoulade.
3 dybstegte østers
Champignons Moskvich: Dybstegte, store champignons med 10 gram prunier caviar. Inspireret af tidligere restaurantchef på Café Casablanca og Carlton, Bo Frandsen.
Følg FLUX på Facebook
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
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.
Follow Us 
Instagram
Facebook
Website
Frederiksgade 38-40, 8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 19 1910

www.tirnanog.dk






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

🍀 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.  
Follow Us 
Instagram
Facebook
Website
Frederiksgade 38-40, 8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 19 1910

www.tirnanog.dk






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

🍀 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.
Follow Us 
Instagram
Facebook
Website
Frederiksgade 38-40, 8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 19 1910

www.tirnanog.dk






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Tir na nÓg · Frederiksgade 38-40 · Aarhus C 8000 · Denmark

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )