There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark.

Another week, another controversy. This weeks flare up is all about Heineken Ireland’s statement that some of their products have been sold as “Craft” beers by some unscrupulous publicans. The statement is here and confirmation that the Irish Consumer Watchdog is following events. I’m sure Heineken are quaking in their boots. First things first, in all these things, the…

Podcast Episode Thirty Two – The Beer Snobs visit Wicklow Brewery.

A dull Sunday afternoon brought us on a mini adventure, we had arranged to visit Wicklow Brewery with their Head Brewer Jason Carroll in early September before the Irish Craft Beer Festival. It tied in nicely with the fact that my parents were staying in the attached River Valley Park in Redcross, Co Wicklow. Sadly we were unable to…

So, European Beer Bloggers Conference, is now called Beer Now

“The king is dead, long live the king!” Now that i’ve had a few weeks to digest the announcement at the conclusion of this years European Beer Bloggers Conference in Amsterdam, that it was to be the last instalment of EBBC as it had become affectionately known. It is to be replaced by a new conference from March…

Podcast Episode Thirty One – Boyne Brewhouse

In this latest episode, the Irish Beer Snob team taste test, three beers from Boyne Brewhouse from Drogheda, County Louth (Meath) . We’ll never get to solve that argument!! We taste their Three Core Beers; Long Arm, a 4.8% Dortmunder Export Pagan’s Pillar, a 4.8% Copper Ale Born in a Day, a 4.8% Australian Pale Ale…

BarSnob – Simon Lambert & Sons, and The Sky & The Ground, Wexford

After threatening to visit Wexford for so long, Janice and I finally made the trip down to Ireland’s sunny South East.  Probably helped that Declan from Yellow Belly, goaded us into it while we were over in Holland, at EBBC16 Wexford is a traditional harbour town, with narrow streets, and lots of history. We made…

In and around Den Bosch, a look at some of the best Beer Cafés

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or turned off all social media platforms, you’ll know we visited Holland recently. Our main purpose for the visit was of course the EBBC16. We decided to fly in a day early and arrived on Wednesday. We stayed in Golden Tulip Central which was a short stroll from the train station….