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Asheville Breweries
We kicked off our tour of Asheville at Hi-Wire brewing. It was a short stroll from our hotel, the Downtown Inn and Suites which was pleasant and not the nightmare some of the reviews seemed to indicate. Taproom Interesting design The brewery and tap room ar...
We kicked off our tour of Asheville at Hi-Wire brewing. It was a short stroll from our hotel, the Downtown Inn and Suites which was pleasant and not the nightmare some of the reviews seemed to indicate. Taproom Interestin...
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Just In Time For Summer
The next collaboration brew from O'Hara's is Foreign Affair . It was brewed in Carlow along with the good people from Starr Hill in Virginia. Funnily enough, my mate VelkyAl from Fuggled worked there for years. The brewery is based near his home. I'm visiti...
The next collaboration brew from O'Hara's is Foreign Affair. It was brewed in Carlow along with the good people from Starr Hill in Virginia. Funnily enough, my mate VelkyAl from Fuggled worked there for years. The brewery is ...
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Taking It Too Far - Down With @BringBackLager
On Saturday, I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening at Kavanagh's bar and venue for  #CraftBeerUnLaoisD2 and for those that don't understand that hashtag, it's the second local craft beer festival in Laois, Ireland. The festival was organised by Wayne an...
On Saturday, I spent a wonderful afternoon and evening at Kavanagh's bar and venue for #CraftBeerUnLaoisD2 and for those that don't understand that hashtag, it's the second local craft beer festival in Laois, Ireland. The fes...
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Roundup Time - #TheSession 100
A big thank you to the 11 people who participated in the 100th Session last week. I hope this is everyone but if I am missing someone, apologies for that, just let me know and I will add you to the list. It looks like the 101st session is open so if you wan...
A big thank you to the 11 people who participated in the 100th Session last week. I hope this is everyone but if I am missing someone, apologies for that, just let me know and I will add you to the list. It looks like the 101...
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A Quick Reminder - #TheSession 100 Next Week
I just wanted to remind everyone to get their Session articles ready to publish for Beer Blogging Friday this day week, the 5th of June. The announcement is here and the top is about almost lost/forgotten beer styles. I look forward to reading everyone's co...
I just wanted to remind everyone to get their Session articles ready to publish for Beer Blogging Friday this day week, the 5th of June. The announcement is here and the top is about almost lost/forgotten beer styles. I look ...
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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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Virginia Breweries
I'm just back from spending two weeks in the US. It was a bit of a flying visit to a number of states. My first port of call was Virginia where I spent a few days with my good mate VelkyAl from Fuggled . One of the first places we visited was Devil's Backbo...
I'm just back from spending two weeks in the US. It was a bit of a flying visit to a number of states. My first port of call was Virginia where I spent a few days with my good mate VelkyAl from Fuggled. One of the first place...
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Beery Detritus 101 - #TheSession
For the 101st session,  Jack Perdue asks us not to talk about the beer itself but rather about the packaging and paraphernalia that comes with it. Bottle caps, boxes, holders, anything that is considered the packaging of the liquid. I can't use the word Det...
For the 101st session, Jack Perdue asks us not to talk about the beer itself but rather about the packaging and paraphernalia that comes with it. Bottle caps, boxes, holders, anything that is considered the packaging of the l...
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Being Adventurous
James Brown Brews is contract brand produced at the Brú brewery in Trim. It's produced by the young James Brown from a tried and tested homebrew recipe he developed. His first beer is a chocolate orange stout but don't let the name fool you, this is not a l...
James Brown Brews is contract brand produced at the Brú brewery in Trim. It's produced by the young James Brown from a tried and tested homebrew recipe he developed. His first beer is a chocolate orange stout but don't let th...
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Resurrecting Lost Beer Styles - #TheSession 100
Following on from the announcement  a few weeks ago, I wanted to hear about little known or lost beer styles from around the world. It's pretty much carte blanche to write about a local brewery recreating almost forgotten styles of beer or perhaps even your...
Following on from the announcement a few weeks ago, I wanted to hear about little known or lost beer styles from around the world. It's pretty much carte blanche to write about a local brewery recreating almost forgotten styl...
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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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