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Reuben Gray (TaleOfAle)
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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.
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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Epic Customer Service - In a Pub?
Customer Service It's not something one might really think of most of the time. We all remember bad customer service and will be quick to point it out on the interweb these days. I'm sure most people who go in to a pub experience what should really be terme...
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Just the Tipple
I feel I've been drinking too much wine of late and I felt it was time to get back to my first love. Beer! I had a few samples in the fridge I received recently so I decided to crack some open while they are still current releases. Rye River's Just the Tipp...
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Just the Tipple
I feel I've been drinking too much wine of late and I felt it was time to get back to my first love. Beer! I had a few samples in the fridge I received recently so I decided to crack some open while they are still current releases. Rye River's Just the Tipp...
Just the Tipple
Just the Tipple
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Mobile Phones in Pubs - An Unwelcome Intrusion? #PhonesDown
From Guinness Press Release A few weeks ago, I was in a pub with some friends and we were having some drinks. After a while I noticed that conversation had died down and I realised that the 5 of them were all on their phones while I had a pint in my hand. I...
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There is no Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption
There is no Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption?  That's the kind of thing that certain "studies" would have us believe. A recent study that was published in The Lancet and was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggests that in 2016 there were 2.8...
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The Breweries of Wroclaw
Before we visited the Wroclaw Good Beer Festival in the afternoon, we had a few hours in Wroclaw to go around a few breweries. Tomasz Kopyra was our chauffeur and host for the day. Our first stop was Browar Cztery Sciany in an industrial unit north of the c...
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Wroclaw Good Beer Festival
I was invited to attend the Wroclaw Good Beer Festival last month. I've been invited a few times in the past but it had always clashed with the Killarney Beer Festival. Since that didn't take place this year, I was finally able to attend and I'm so glad I d...
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The Berg - Bergkirchweih in Erlangen
Lederhosen suits me apparently.... When one thinks about a beer festival in Germany, one immediately thinks of Oktoberfest in Munich. There are of course quite a number of volksfests in Germany throughout the year and one of the more secretive is The Berg i...
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A Choice: Munich or Bamberg?
The first part of honeymoon was in Athens  and Crete . After a brief break back home for the weekend, we went on the second leg of our honeymoon to Germany. We arrived in to Munich in the morning and stored our luggage in the train station before setting ou...
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Beer in Crete
My first beer in Crete was Mythos on draught at the pool. I mentioned it in the last article about Athens  that Mythos in a green bottle was my first beer in Greece. It wasn't great in the bottle. It's owned by Carlsberg by the way. On draught however, it's...
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