La Rochelle – A tale of the unexpected

2017 has been a long year, so thanks to everyone’s favourite airline Ryanair, myself and Janice snagged a pair of staggeringly cheap return tickets to La Rochelle. It exists, it’s not just a place that crops up in French Text Books. The criteria for our trip was that it was not beer focused. You see…

Podcast Episode 47 – A Tale of Two Festivals

In this latest episode, The Irish Beer Snob team taste the new Hope Brewery special editions, a Tropical IPA, and Tropical Sour. We also look back at our recent visits to the Irish Craft Beer Festival in Dublin, and ABV Fest in Belfast. Stay tuned to the end, and there’s an interview with Thomas Delaney of Galway Bay, and new Irish Brewery, Land…

Yellowbelly x Irish Beer Snob – the tale of Juice Wayne

The weekend that Storm Doris was lashing the UK & Ireland out of it seemed like as good as any to drive down to Wexford to brew a beer with that awesome bunch of lads at Yellowbelly. We’d hatched a plan to brew a collaboration beer with Yellowbelly as part of Sheffield Beer Week. We…

Podcast Episode Forty Six – A Hen and A Saucer

In this latest episode, we look back at what we’ve been up to since the The White Hag’s birthday bash Whetting our whistle with a couple of Hillstown Brewery beers, courtesy of Instagram legend, and all round Nice Guy Antrim_Man Not only did he provide the beers, but he also provided the picture too! Cheers Mark. Be sure to…

Homemade GrapeFruit Radler

Ever since I tried it at a recent beer event I’ve been obsessed by the humble radler. What is it you ask? A radler, is a low alcohol beverage made 50/50 of lager or pilsner and sparkling lemonade. After a quick google search i found it dates back to 1912 and originates from Germany. However,…

#Hagstravaganza – White Hag Brewery’s 3rd Birthday Celebration

Well, now that the dust has settled, and the body is mended after what was simply a great event up in Ballymote this past weekend to celebrate White Hag’s Third Birthday. The format was simple, get breweries and beers pouring that the Irish beer drinking public wouldn’t be previously exposed to on our native shores,…