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Big Bullys
It should come as no surprise that the large beer companies around the world are taking notice of the craft beer revolution, even if it's still a very small percentage of beer sales. The reality is that beer sales around the world are falling but craft beer...
It should come as no surprise that the large beer companies around the world are taking notice of the craft beer revolution, even if it's still a very small percentage of beer sales. The reality is that beer sales around the ...
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Beer In Reykjavik
I was in Reykjavik at the end of January and as you can imagine, it was cold. It was only a little colder than Dublin but it's the wind that gets you. Going out without a hat and gloves was not an option.  I knew Iceland was going to be expensive. I had bee...
I was in Reykjavik at the end of January and as you can imagine, it was cold. It was only a little colder than Dublin but it's the wind that gets you. Going out without a hat and gloves was not an option.  I knew Iceland w...
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Support My Local? - #ShowUsYourLocal
The Show Us Your Local campaign is being driven by Jamie Olivers' Drinks Tube channel. The video above is from said channel and features the lovely Sarah Warman from Brewdog. What's a local though? Is it the pub that's physically located the closest to you?...
The Show Us Your Local campaign is being driven by Jamie Olivers' Drinks Tube channel. The video above is from said channel and features the lovely Sarah Warman from Brewdog. What's a local though? Is it the pub that's physic...
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An Pre-Flight Tasting
A few weeks ago, I went to Iceland. I was flying from Belfast so I drove up north and stayed at Steve's  house to kill a few birds with one stone. First, he lives about 45 minutes from the airport. I also had beer to deliver and collect. As we tend to do in...
A few weeks ago, I went to Iceland. I was flying from Belfast so I drove up north and stayed at Steve's house to kill a few birds with one stone. First, he lives about 45 minutes from the airport. I also had beer to deliver a...
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Brittany Beers
It has been a few years since I wrote about beer from a specific region of France. The last time was Normandy in 2010. In my first real visit to Brittany, I discovered something interesting. Brittany has its own language. I always took from the name that "B...
It has been a few years since I wrote about beer from a specific region of France. The last time was Normandy in 2010. In my first real visit to Brittany, I discovered something interesting. Brittany has its own language. I a...
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Spanish Beer - Part One
I got through a fair bit of the beer I brought back from Spain and France over Christmas so here's a taste of some of them. I didn't take notes for everything as sometimes I just want to enjoy my beer and not be a beer geek about it. First up from Barcelona...
I got through a fair bit of the beer I brought back from Spain and France over Christmas so here's a taste of some of them. I didn't take notes for everything as sometimes I just want to enjoy my beer and not be a beer geek a...
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Poch’s Basalt
Just a random beer I had in my fridge. If I remember correctly, it's one of the leftover beers from the Dublin Beer Cup. I can't provide too much info about it because very little exists. The brewery is in Spain and called  Poch’s Cervesa Artesana . The web...
Just a random beer I had in my fridge. If I remember correctly, it's one of the leftover beers from the Dublin Beer Cup. I can't provide too much info about it because very little exists. The brewery is in Spain and called Po...
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The Belgian Beer Box
Last month, I was sent a box of Belgian beer to try. It's from the Belgian Beer Discovery people which appears to be a similar idea to Beer52  (still working my way through that box). Belgian Beer Discovery are trying make a bigger impact in the UK so they ...
Last month, I was sent a box of Belgian beer to try. It's from the Belgian Beer Discovery people which appears to be a similar idea to Beer52 (still working my way through that box). Belgian Beer Discovery are trying make a b...
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Hop House 13
It's not every day that Guinness release a new beer and when they do, they tend to be a stout of some description. There was the Guinness black lager which is a headache I'm sure they would sooner forget in the Irish market, though I believe it does better ...
It's not every day that Guinness release a new beer and when they do, they tend to be a stout of some description. There was the Guinness black lager which is a headache I'm sure they would sooner forget in the Irish market, ...
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Festivals: Geek Gathering or Beer Dissemination? #TheSession 96
In this months session, Joan from the blog: Birraire asks us -  Festivals: Geek Gathering or Beer Dissemination? That's interesting as a question but it's missing something fundamental which I will get to in due course. When I go to a beer festival, I go as...
In this months session, Joan from the blog: Birraire asks us - Festivals: Geek Gathering or Beer Dissemination? That's interesting as a question but it's missing something fundamental which I will get to in due course. When I...
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Spanish Beer - Part 2
This large lager from Bronher(contract brew) is a 5.1% lager. I'm not sure why it's large other than the slightly higher than normal ABV for a pale lager. An aroma of pilsner malt and lemon, not a whole lot really. It tastes a little better with lots of bit...
This large lager from Bronher(contract brew) is a 5.1% lager. I'm not sure why it's large other than the slightly higher than normal ABV for a pale lager. An aroma of pilsner malt and lemon, not a whole lot really. It tastes ...
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Easing In To 2015
Apologies for the delay, my first post of 2015 has been hampered with being extremely buzzy and laziness when not. Here's a couple of random beers I had over Christmas. My next few articles will be based on the Spanish and French beers I brought back from m...
Apologies for the delay, my first post of 2015 has been hampered with being extremely buzzy and laziness when not. Here's a couple of random beers I had over Christmas. My next few articles will be based on the Spanish and Fr...
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I'm a beer writer and blogger as well as Amateur beer brewer. Chairman of Beoir.org, Ireland's Beer consumer group, similar to CAMRA (UK). Professionally I am an IT engineer.
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