THE IRISH ELK KNOWS YOU BEST!

A tradition of a genuinely warm welcome and first rate friendly service, is the hallmark of the friendliest watering hole in Deventer. Whether you are alone or with a group of friends, the craic is mighty and you will always feel at home at The Irish Elk. Overseas and out of town visitors will find our staff to be a valuable mine of information on Deventer’s history and sights and can recommend others places to visit to make your stay a memorable time.

The Irish Elk has it all… The Whiskey Collection… The Beer Garden… The Food… The Atmosphere… The Music Sessions… The Competent and Friendly Staff… The Best pint of Guinness and Oh, the craic is mighty!

ABOUT CRAIC 🙂

Irish word for fun/enjoyment that has been brought into the English language. Usually when mixed with alcohol and/or music.
‘Bhi craic agus ceol againn’ : We had fun and music. Fun doesn’t really cut it though. General banter, good times had by all. Also, a person who is good fun/great company.

 

  • It was great craic.
  • She’s great craic when she gets going.
  • He’s great craic when he has a few pints on him.
  • What’s the craic?
  • How’s the craic?
  • The craic was mighty.

THE STORY OF THE GREAT IRISH ELK

Why are all things ancient and Irish always so complicated? For the giant Irish Elk turns out to be neither exclusively Irish, nor an elk. He was a species of Megalo- ceros, and was the largest deer that ever walked this planet. He actually roamed across the plains and low- lands of Europe, Africa and Asia, but became known as the Irish Elk due to the large number of skele- tons found in Irish bogs.

The average male stood about 2 metres tall at the shoulders (that’s nearly 7ft!), and his antlers would have extended up to 4 metres across (12ft), and weighed up to 40 kgs (88lbs)… that’s huge! His antlers were palm-li- ke in structure, much like those of a fallow deer. It is quite likely that they would have been shed every year, just like those of the modern deer. Despite its great size, its skeleton suggests that it was built for long distance running, so it would have been able to outrun predators without tiring.

THE IRISH ELK COLLECTIONS

Traditional beers, classical shots, creative mixing… all gathered here in our favourite part: Collections of joy

IRISH WHISKEY COLLECTION

BUSHMILLS - 4,50
BUSHMILLS 10 YEARS - 6,50
JAMESON - 4,50
JAMESON RESERVE - 5,50
REDBREAST 12 - 8,00
REDBREAST 15 - 12,00
TULLAMORE DEW - 4,50
KNAPPOGUE CASTLE 12 - 8,00
GREEN SPOT - 10,00
GLENDALOUGH DOUBLE BARREL - 5,50
CONNEMARA PEATED SINGLE MALT - 5,50
TYRCONNEL - 5,50
KILBEGGAN IRISH - 5,50

SCOTCH WHISKEY COLLECTION

THE MACALLAN SIENNA - 12,00
THE MACALLAN 12 YEARS SHERRY OAK - 12,00
TOMINTOUL 12 YEARS - 10,00
MONKEY SHOULDER - 6,00
LAGAVULIN 16 YEARS - 8,00

AMERICAN WHISKEY COLLECTION

JACK DANIELS - 5,50

A top-selling bottling from the Jack Daniel distillery, the mashbill is made up of 80% corn, 12% rye and 8% malt. The spirit is filtered through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal to produce a mellow, slightly smoky character, thus making it Tennessee whiskey. Quite smooth and soft with notes of banana milkshake, a mixed nut note, a touch of caramel with crème anglaise.

BEERS

Stouts & Porters

GUINNESS - 3,40 / 5,90

The brand is brewed at St. James Gate in Dublin. Made from hops, malt, yeast and water, the roasting of the Irish barley gives it the distinctive ruby tint while the yeast assists in firming the creamy head.

GUINNESS WEST INDIES PORTER 0.5 L - 6,40

West Indies Porter is complex yet mellow, hoppy with notes of toffee and chocolate. With origins in an 1801 entry in Guinness’ brewers’ diaries, today’s Guinness West Indies Porter was inspired by the first beer purposely brewed at St. James’s Gate to sustain its freshness, wherever it was shipped. A deep rich and characterful porter with hints of toffee and chocolate.

LOWLANDER POORTER - 4,40

Some say the beer known as ‘porter’ is of dutch origin. ‘Poorter’ was long favoured by hard-working labourers for its hearty and refreshing taste. Our poorter celebrates the haul of exotic botanicals, by poorters from the dockside into Amsterdam warehouses.

EIGHT DEGREES KNOCKMEALDOWN STOUT - 4,40

Like tackling the Knockmealdowns in a blizzard, this beer is not for wimps. Balancing dark malts with some old world bitter hops, this robust stout offers a rich chocolaty aroma with distinctive espresso flavours.

Makes a traditional beef stew taste that bit beefier, contrasts beautifully with blue cheese or savour with chocolate cake. Perfect for a cooler evening: year round in Ireland. Knockmealdown Irish Stout has won a gold star at the Great Taste Awards and has also been named Best in Ireland in the Stout category at the 2016 World Beer Awards.

GUINNESS DUBLIN PORTER 0.5 L - 6,40

The 1800s were the golden age of porter and in Dublin and London it was the working man’s beer. GUINNESS has played an important role in the years since then in making porter, and its cousin stout, an iconic beer style around the world. Guinness Dublin Porter has origins in our historic brewers’ diaries going back as far as our 1st recorded entry in 1796. Luis Ortega, one of the brewers from The Brewers Project, took inspiration from our porter recipes across the centuries to create this new beer for modern tastes. GUINNESS DUBLIN PORTER is tasty and well-rounded. This everyday beer is sweet and smooth with malt and dark caramel notes.

BEERS

Indian Pale Ales

GOOSE ISLAND IPA - 4,40

Our India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.

LOW LANDER IPA - 4,40

Dutch seafarers returning from the east would often bring back monkeys, which they would sell to tavern-keepers to pay off drinking debts. Our I.P.A, with its hints of botanicals and spice, is a tribute to those sailors’ spirit of adventure and quick thinking.

EIGHT DEGREES FULL IRISH IPA - 4,40

This beer is brewed using 100% Irish malt and showcases the best home grown barley, malted in Cork. It has won numerous awards including a silver medal at the 2017 Dublin Beer Cup, being named Best IPA in Ireland at the 2016 World Beer Awards and Beer of the Year 2015 by independent consumer group Beoir. Hoppy fruit with a biscuity malt body.

MANDARIN BAVARIA SINGLE HOP IPA - 4,40

This IPA features Mandarina Bavaria, the new hop on the block from Germany. It’s a tangerine dream with intense pineapple and lemon zest flavours and a herbal finish, imparting a wonderful summery aroma. We have adopted an innovative hop utilisation technique to maximise aroma pickup and ensure that this beer is bursting with hop flavour. Sweet citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of mandarin peel bitterness. Herbal coriander notes and a touch of salt in the finish.

BEERS

Ales

KILKENNY IRISH RED ALE - 4,20

Unique due to its rich creamy head, the brand delivers a smooth flavourful taste and has 50% less carbonation than regular beers. It tastes smoother, but still retains the full flavoured characteristics of an imported ale.

EIGHT DEGREES SUNBURNT IRISH RED ALE - 4,40

Like an Irishman on holiday in the Canaries, this beer has a red tint and a chilled out, mellow feel. Sunburnt Irish Red takes the characteristic sweet caramel flavours of an Irish red ale and adds additional malt complexity. The malt body is counterbalanced with American and New Zealand hops, adding a modern twist to the traditional style. But beware: keep out of direct sunlight. Toasty caramel flavours are balanced with a soft hop bitterness. Think orange marmalade on toast.

EIHT DEGREES AMBER ELLA AMERICAN AMBER ALE - 4,40

Amber Ella herself is big, fruity and hoppy, an American amber ale, balancing a deep burnt toffee malt base with bitter tangerine and pine needle hop aromas. Don’t resist her, Amber Ella will bring out the free spirit in you! there’s a bitter grapefruit tang to the fore, set against a tropical fruit flavours, particularly passion fruit . The dark toffee malt is well balanced against pungent Australian hops.

BEERS

Double – Tripel – Quadrupel

DOUBLE - LEFFE BROWN - 4,20

The taste may be defined by a hint of ripe apple. The sensation of a medium to full ale taste in the mouth.

TRIPEL - LEFFE TRIPEL - 4,40

The taste of Leffe Triple is a rich bouquet with a fresh hint of lemon; medium to full in the mouth, fruity and full, with a deliciously aromatic after-taste.

QUADRUPEL - HERTOG JAN GRAND PRESTIGE - 4,40

It pours a dark ruby colour with an off-white tannish head that is frothy and large.On the nose there are raisin, dried fruit aromas with a touch of cola and a caramel sweetness.The mouth is where the flavour is the most, it lingers displaying dark fruit, fruitcake, sweet marmalade and bitter notes, a complex mouthfeel.

BEERS

Others

WHEAT ALE - LOWLANDER

When Willem Barentsz attempted to navigate the northeast passage, his crew fought twin terrors: polar bears and frozen beer. Our white ale, with its refreshing fruity notes, is a tribute to the restless and rugged spirit that kept Barentsz going.

WHEAT ALE - GOOSE ISLAND 312 - 4,40

Crisp, bright flavor shines like city lights on Lake Michigan. Hazy and unfiltered, our award-winning Urban Wheat Ale’s flavor flows from start to finish.

STENDER - JUPILER MALT - 3,00

Jupiler NA is the low-alcohol version of the popular pils beer Jupiler. It has the same refreshing flavor and golden blond color as the regular Jupiler beer. It has an alcohol content of 0.5%.

STENDER -HOEGAARDERN RADLER 0% - 3,00

A natural mix of Hoegaarden White with the juice of lemon and lime and with 0% alcohol.

BLONDE - LEFFE - 4,20

The taste is full, sweet and fruity with a hint of bitter orange, and the after-taste is powerful and surprising.

FRUITBEER - LIEFMANS

This sparkling appetiser beer, with its pale red colour, is at its very best in the stylish, playful Liefmans glass. Enjoy the fresh, intense flavour of strawberries, raspberries, black cherries, elderberries and blueberries.

FRUITBEER - HOEGAARDEN ROSE

It might be pink but it is very much a wheat beer. It also features the soft taste and subtle colour of raspberries. And while it doesn’t feature a higher alcohol percentage, it does mean you can enjoy it even more in the sun.

PILSENER - HERTOG JAN - 2,70

Hertog Jan Lager Beer is brewed with high quality ingredients from pure nature. The malts are specially selected in England and Belgium, because there are the only real malt houses and only the best malt is good enough for Hertog Jan Lager Beer. The water is being selected from own source in the “Venloze klei” in the Netherlands. It’s pure nature.

PILSENER - CORONA - 4,40

Corona Extra is the number-one selling beer in Mexico and the leading export brand from Mexico. This pilsener type beer was first brewed in 1925 by Cervecería Modelo, located in Mexico City. The golden colour, light refreshing flavor and iconic hand painted bottle, topped off with a freshly squeezed lime.

RADLER - HOEGAARDEN - 4,00

A natural mix of Hoegaarden White with the juice of lemon and lime.

CIDERS

MAGNERS - 3,40 / 5,90

Magners Original is a premium Irish cider crafted with the finest blend of 17 apple varieties, picked from our orchards in Clonmel, Tipperary. A crisp, dry, draught cider, Magners Original has a refreshing taste, golden amber in colour and a perfected balance of sweetness and ‘tart’ bittersweet apple, with a deep fruity flavour.

SOMERSBY - 3,40 / 5,90

Somersby Apple Cider is an invigorating and refreshing cider made from quality fermented apple juice and natural apple flavouring. There are no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colourings used in the making of this premium cider whose unique taste makes it a tasty and natural choice for the relaxed moments with your friends.

COCTAILS

RUSTY NAIL - 8,50

Whiskey and Drambuie on the rocks

WHISKEY SOUR - 7,50

Whiskey, sugar water, lemon juice

ORGASM - 11,50

Baileys Irish cream, Cointreau, Grand Marnier Guinness

BLACK RUSSIAN - 7,50

Guinness, Kahlua, Vodka and Cola

GIN FIZZ - 7,50

Gin, lemon juice, soda water

SPIRITS

BACARDI - 4,00
BACARDI RAZZ - 4,00
BACARDI LEMON - 4,00
VODKA - 4,00
TEQUILA- 4,00
MALIBU - 4,00
GIN - 4,00
HENNESY COGNAC - 5,00
APFELKORN - 3,20
BEERENBURG - 3,20
JONGE JENEVER - 3,20
VIEUX - 3,20
JAGERMEISTER - 3,20
BESSEN JENEVER - 3,20

LIQUEURS

SAMBUCA - 4,00
COINTREAU - 4,00
GRAND MARNIER - 4,00
LICOR 43 - 4,00
TIA MARIA - 4,00
DISARONNO AMARETTO - 4,00
SAFARI - 4,00
BAILEYS - 4,00
SOUTHERN COMFORT - 5,00

THE IRISH ELK PHOTO STREAM

The corner we share captured moments here at The Irish Elk pub! Enjoying favourite drinks and having fun time…

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  • “ PERFECT IRISH GREEN COLORS! ”

    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • “ HET WORDT STEEDS LEUKER! ”

    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • “ RUGBY KIJKEN EN BIER DRINKEN ”

    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • “ IK BEN HELEMAAL GELUKKIG. DIT WORDT ONZE STAMKROEG! ”

    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • “ GUINNESS IN TOWN! ”

    ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

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