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A Visit to Brewdog
I was invited to the Brewdog brewery recently along with a number of other beer writers for a media day. I had actually been invited to go last year in August but it was the same weekend as my 10 year anniversary so that wouldn't have gone done very well wi...
I was invited to the Brewdog brewery recently along with a number of other beer writers for a media day. I had actually been invited to go last year in August but it was the same weekend as my 10 year anniversary so that woul...
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Mine's A Mild - #TheSession 99
My good mate VelkyAl over at Fuggled  is hosting the session this month. He organised American Mild Month  and managed get nearly 50 breweries involved. Attempts to do something similar in Ireland didn't work out very well. Brewers are too busy I suppose. S...
My good mate VelkyAl over at Fuggled is hosting the session this month. He organised American Mild Month and managed get nearly 50 breweries involved. Attempts to do something similar in Ireland didn't work out very well. Bre...
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1860 Truman's Double Stout #IHP2015 - The End Result
This year, the International Homebrew Project hosted by Fuggled was selected as a Truman's Double Stout from 1860. Here's the recipe that we were to brew. Mine was a little different because I didn't have the exact ingredients needed. The grain bill was the...
This year, the International Homebrew Project hosted by Fuggled was selected as a Truman's Double Stout from 1860. Here's the recipe that we were to brew. Mine was a little different because I didn't have the exact ingredient...
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Little Bullies?
In my last article , I wrote about alleged bully like activities among the big three brewers in Ireland towards small independent Irish breweries. I wanted to look at it from the other side today. Craft beer has taken off all over the world and the big drin...
In my last article, I wrote about alleged bully like activities among the big three brewers in Ireland towards small independent Irish breweries. I wanted to look at it from the other side today. Craft beer has taken off all ...
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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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Announcement - #TheSession 100 - Resurrecting Lost Beer Styles
I have the great honour of hosting the 100th session. That's 100 months of Beer Blogging Fridays. What is The Session though? Most readers will know but if you are just joining us for the first time, it's quite simply this: On the first Friday of every mont...
I have the great honour of hosting the 100th session. That's 100 months of Beer Blogging Fridays. What is The Session though? Most readers will know but if you are just joining us for the first time, it's quite simply this: O...
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Grafters - New Brand From Rye River Brewing
Rye River is one of those brewing companies that I reckon is going to grow significantly in the coming years. It was founded in 2013 in a little Kildare commuter town to the west of Dublin called Kilcock. In fact, Kilcock had a rich brewing heritage with 3 ...
Rye River is one of those brewing companies that I reckon is going to grow significantly in the coming years. It was founded in 2013 in a little Kildare commuter town to the west of Dublin called Kilcock. In fact, Kilcock had...
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Cans or Bottles? Does It Matter? #TheSession
In this 98th edition of The Session , Nathan over on MicroBrewr asks us to discuss beer packaging. Cans or Bottles specifically. Which is better? Does it matter? Well, who actually cares and why? For that, we have to go back a bit. When the craft beer scene...
In this 98th edition of The Session, Nathan over on MicroBrewr asks us to discuss beer packaging. Cans or Bottles specifically. Which is better? Does it matter? Well, who actually cares and why? For that, we have to go back a...
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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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