Live Beer Blogging – #EBBC16 from The Mercure, Amsterdam City

So, this is our second Live Beer Blogging event with the European Beer Bloggers Conference. You can read how we got on last year here. It was a lot of fun, but logistically challenging to get through. This year Janice was micro blogging on Instagram, I’ve basically snatched the pictures from her and they are below. 1;…

Podcast Episode 28 – Northern Monk

In this latest episode, Wayne and Janice try 3 new beers from Northern Monk who are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Tune in to hear their thoughts on three beers, all in cans. Communion, a Pale Ale made in Collaboration with Swedish band Opeth, Heathen, an IPA, and 822 a Double IPA There is also…

Barfly – The Swagman, Sligo

Recently I had the pleasure of being up in Sligo to help The White Hag celebrate their second birthday. The after party was to be held in The Swagman in Sligo town. This was an opportunity for me to visit a bar that’s been on the radar for a long time. There is literally something for everyone, something I…


I know I’m a little late to the Bunsen party, but I just have to tell you all about it. It was a Friday after payday and I didn’t bring my usual healthy, home prepared salad. Neither did Wayne. So on our commute to work we decided to meet for lunch (working south side has its advantages)….

Podcast Episode 27 – White Hag Brewery 2nd Birthday

    So, your brewery is turning 2 years old, what do you do? Well, throw a huge bash at the brewery apparently and invite everyone to come! That’s just what the team at White Hag, from Ballymote in Sligo did this past weekend. They threw open their doors to their fans, friends, and family….