Blurred Lines – The illusion of choice.

To paraphrase my good mate Myles, and his blog name, Drinking got me thinking. I’ve been pondering the state of affairs in the Irish Beer Market. It seems like the butterfly effect, the ripples from the recent announcement by Beavertown that they have partnered with Heineken, has caused a wide range of reactions from boycott,…

Podcast Episode Fifty Three – The Cannonball Run

In this latest episode, we taste the Magic Rock cannonballs, so that’s their regular Cannonball IPA, with their annual specials Human & Unhuman Cannonball. This year sees a new special enter the fray, in the Neo Human Cannonball, a New England DIPA version. We also look back over recent weeks, and look forward to the events taking…

Podcast Episode Fifty Two – An Introduction to Canvas Brewing

Picture the scene, the Beer garden in L. Mulligan Grocers of Stoneybatter, a gorgeous sunny Saturday. What better than to spend a part of the afternoon tasting beers from North Tipperary’s Canvas Brewery along side some specially prepare dishes from the reknowned kitchen of L Mulligan Grocers Taking the rule book of convention, and tossing…

London Calling, Irlande Douze Points

So, it’s been a long first quarter of the year, upheaval in the day job, have loads of days carried over from the year before. You decide to take a week off. What do you do? Well, I had opted to play some golf, but the weather was horrendous, spring had most definitely not sprung…

Podcast Episode Fifty One – Kildare Brewing Company

In this latest episode we recount our recent hijinx, where we visited new and old venues for a bit of fun. We visited Lock 13 in Sallins, Co Kildare to have a look around Kildare Brewing Company, and attend a symposium which brought together, Publicans, Brewers, Maltsters and consumers. Podcast as always is available on iTunes,…