We all need a little Hope (Beer)

We all need a little Hope (Beer)

We’ve not podcasted in ages, so it only takes a pandemic to get us back behind the Mic!

In this episode we are tasting 3 lovely beers from Dublin’s Hope Beer.

  • Hop On Session IPA
  • Pineapple & Passionfruit Sour
  • Foreign Export Stout

We also talk about how things are going during these strange times for our island, including the example of collaboration and great community spirit demonstrated by Craig P Kearney who took a rambling twitter thread of mine, and collated it all into one handy page for everyone to use to buy direct from Irish Breweries. Check it out https://directfrombrewery.com/ – anyone out there who wants to be added hit us up and we’ll get it updated pronto. Twitter thread below 👇

As always thanks for tuning in, our podcast is available on iTunes (Apple), Sticther Radio, and direct download here

Podcast Episode Fifty Five – Larkin’s Brewing Company

Podcast Episode Fifty Five – Larkin’s Brewing Company

In this latest interview we visited Larkins Brewing Company in Kilcoole County Wicklow, just outside Dublin, and right next to one of my favourite golf courses in the country, Druid’s Glen

We chat to Cillian about the brewery, how it came about and how it really is a family business. We looked back over their 1st 12 months when they launched at the RDS beer festival to where they are now, and where they’re looking at going.

The beers coming out of Larkins are really good and there will no doubt be more to come. A keen young brewer Cian Hurley, is heading up the production side, while brother Nick helping out full time too. There is a nice feel to the space and environment.

You can follow them online on social media at the following
Twitter: @Larkins_Brewing
Facebook: Larkins on Facebook
Instagram: Larkins on Instagram

Podcast available on iTunes, Stitcher, and direct download here

Podcast Episode Fifty Four – Whiplash, Do you wanna touch me eventually?

Podcast Episode Fifty Four – Whiplash, Do you wanna touch me eventually?

In this long over due episode we look back at our recent beery adventures while supping Whiplash’s collab with Wylam, Do you wanna touch me, and their DIPA, Eventually

We looked back over the last month or so, at Hagstravaganza, Big Grill Festival, and AbvFest.

Some snaps from these events too

Links to places mentioned in the podcast;

You can find the episode on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and by direct download here

As always get in touch with us with your thoughts especially regarding phones in pubs, and if you were at any of the events above.

 

Podcast Episode Fifty Three – The Cannonball Run

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 place around the country to celebrate Indie Beer Week which is a series of events taking place in many of Ireland’s Craft Breweries – be sure to check out the events in your locality

We’re also are looking forward to the following events

Hopefully we’ll see some of you there.

As always you can listen to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and of course for direct download click here

 

Podcast Episode Fifty Two – An Introduction to Canvas Brewing

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 it on the fires of Mad Max, listen to Maurice and Mark talk about the origins, the aspirations, and plans for Canvas.

This was recorded outdoors, and there is some background noise, and some of the audience members were quite quiet, so we’ve boosted audio as best we can

 

Podcast as always is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and by direct download here

Podcast Episode Fifty One – Kildare Brewing Company

Podcast Episode Fifty One – Kildare Brewing Company

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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.

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Podcast as always is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and of course directly here