Podcast Episode Fifteen – How to be a "Beer Pornographer" and a look forward to Alltech Brews & Food 2016

This week sees the first Irish Beer Snob podcast episode with a live guest recording alongside our Intrepid Duo. We have Instagram legend, Pierce Cooney of @Son0vaGun (https://www.instagram.com/son0vagun/ ) to share his tips for excellent Instagram Beer Photography.

We also visited McHugh’s Off Licence in Kilbarrack, Dublin for the beer for today’s episode – we had Mescan Brewery Red Tripel, and a Growler of Lagunitas Mozango IPA with Mango. 

Pierce and his padawan apprentice

Here are some practical tips for you to improve your Instagram photography from the master himself.

  • Plan your photo, sounds like common sense but really helps
  • Try use natural light if you can, however some people use Light boxes
  • Choose a nice background, use places of interest, landmarks etc, make it not just about the beer.
  • Take your photo from a low angle, turn your phone / camera upside down if necessary
  • Take plenty of shots, from a variety of angles, then choose your favourite
  • Use Hash Tags! (Save them somewhere and copy and paste them!
Helping to get that “Shot”
Pierce’s 3 Favourite Beer Photo Instagram Accounts
  1. @BeerFarts – Beer & Lego what’s not to love
  2. @FantasticFilm – Pierce’s #PrizelessPrize Nemesis
  3. @Commodore_NB_Pants – a US based instagrammer
We had great fun recording this episode, where we also have a look forward to the upcoming Alltech Brews & Food Fair in Dublin’s Convention Centre, Feb 5th to 7th. Loads more info on the website here tickets still available and if you’re there on Friday don’t forget to register for the Guinness World Record attempt for worlds largest beer tasting.

The good folk at Alltech have kindly given us a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky listener to bring themselves and a friend to the festival on a day of their choosing. Please note the competition will close on Friday 29th January at 5pm. Winner will be chosen at random, and must be able to collect the prize.

To win all you have to do is answer this simple question;

What was Pierce’s favourite beer in 2015?
Hint: Listen to the podcast to find out

Once you have your answer, please comment below this post on the blog – entries are only accepted if posted to this page.

You can now find our podcast by searching for “Irish Beer Snob” in iTunes, by direct download link here or by adding our RSS to your favourite podcast listening app which is http://irishbeersnob.libsyn.com/RSS


22 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi
    The answer to the question pierce favourite pair of 2015 is millennium from eight degrees
    Would really like to win as if I do Not will not be able to go only need one ticket
    Apologise for any spelling or punctuation problems
    Thanks Thomas

  2. Ross Carr says:

    Millennium by Eight Degrees! Fantastic choice!!


  3. Corrientes says:

    Millennium from 8degrees.

  4. Unknown says:

    Great show. Millennium from eight degrees

  5. Wayne says:

    Thanks for the feedback unknown! How will we contact you if you win?

  6. Wayne says:

    Thanks for entering

  7. Wayne says:

    It was a tough decision no doubt, but a cracking choice all the same! Good luck

  8. Stuart Duffy says:

    Eight Degrees Millenium – fantastic IIPA and well worthy.

  9. neil says:

    Millennium by Eight degrees.

  10. Unknown says:

    Millennium from 8 degrees

  11. Wayne says:

    To the Unknowns commenting. You have to log in or at least give your details so you can be identified if you want to win

  12. Sorry Wayne, my fault. Had the settings all wrong. Hopefully it works now

  13. Sorry Wayne, my fault. Had the settings all wrong. Hopefully it works now

  14. Aoife Brady says:

    Millennium from 8 Degrees, fingers crossed!

  15. Millenium by 8 Degrees! Class beer.

  16. Millennium Imperial IPA by Eight Degrees Brewing… an absolute beast of a beer!

  17. John Furlong says:

    Millennium from 8 degrees.

  18. benny says:

    Millennium IIPA from the great kiwi and oz brewers down in Mitchelstown

  19. Wayne says:

    Hey Stuart – you have won the pair of tickets! Please get in touch to advise what day suits and i'll get tickets posted asap.
    The number was picked by random twitter follower – link here https://twitter.com/irishbeersnob/status/693505899802009602

  20. Stuart Duffy says:

    Excellent! Thanks a million, delighted.
    I've tweeted you; Friday would suit me best. I can provide e-mail/address if you need. Thanks! 🙂

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