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  • The Growth of Craft Beer Cans

    Once the preserve of big brand lagers, smaller brewers are turning their attention to the possibilities cans have to offer. New canned options from Irish craft brewers both big and small have taken off in recent years with everything from session pale ales to big imperial stouts.

    The benefits to the brewer is that cans offer easier handling in the brewery versus glass. ...

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    The Growth of Craft Beer Cans
  • Is Beer Vegan?

    It’s the time for resolutions and for changes in lifestyle. You may be considering or have already embarked on a vegan lifestyle.  There is a lot to take on board when making the switch, it may surprise you that beer is also one to consider.

    Surely all beer is vegan friendly?

    While one may not associate meat products with beer, not all beers are vegan friendly. Beer ...

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    Is Beer Vegan?
  • Non-Alcohol Beers & Spirits

    Looking for some great tasting drinks without the alcohol? Maybe you are planning on Dry January this year. Well it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to miss out. Non-alcohol beers and even ‘spirits’ have come a long way in a short space of time, both in terms of quality and availability.

    Let’s have a look at some of the best options available now.

    Firstly, on the...

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    Non-Alcohol Beers & Spirits
  • What is Red Ale

    Autumn leaves are turning to amber and red, which of course got me thinking about red ale. But what is a red ale? It’s all down to the used of kilned malts such as the aptly named Caramel malt, which lends the beer its red colour, however the colour is, and ought to be, secondary to the primary purpose of creating a great tasting beer.

    There is a whole range of beers that are encompas...

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    What is Red Ale
  • New Beer Round-up

    New Beer October 2019

    First up this month is a beer that is close to our hearts. A little while back the O’Briens team headed out to Third Barrel brewery to brew up a collaboration beer. We settled on a soft and hazy IPA, something Third Barrel are adept at. The result, Third Barrel ONE is packed full of fruit aromas and flavours with soft peach from the yeast coupled with big jui...

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    New Beer Round-up
  • Belg-yum

    As the evenings close in my mind turns to some rich comforting beers to sit by a fire with and what better than to fill a goblet with a big Belgian style beer. Belgium is known for its great beer culture and variety of styles available, the most iconic being the styles popularised by Trappist breweries. Not sure if a Dubbel, Tripel or Quadruple is for you? Then read on.

    Trappist...

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    Belg-yum
  • Prost! Raise a glass to German Brewing

    In 1810 the citizens of Munich were invited to festivities to celebrate the royal marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The celebration was held on the fields in front of the gates of the city, named Theresienwiese (Theresa's fields) in honour of the Princess ever since. Horse races held in the presence of the Royal family brought the festivities to a close, with the...

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    Prost! Raise a glass to German Brewing
  • Eight Degrees

    Eight Degrees have been brewing since 2011, which at this stage almost makes then one of the grandfathers of Irish craft brewing.

    Over the course of that time they have consistently put out great beers, over seventy different beers at my count but I could be corrected. The emphasis has been on IPAs in all their sub-styles, however their output has ranged far and wide whe...

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    Eight Degrees
  • Festival Beers

    Tent? Check

    Wellies? Check

    Sunglasses? Check

    Craft Cans?

    Well, O’Briens have you covered with some great craft cans to get you festival ready. The recent, almost wholesale,  move to cans in craft beer means there has never been a better selection of festival worthy beers. So here is just a few recommendations.

    Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

    To st...

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    Festival Beers
  • BBQ Beers

    Looks like we are finally getting some summer sunshine. Time to break out that barbeque! But what beers should enjoy with your BBQ?

    A barbeque evening can be a long affair, from setting up to getting the heat just right, to perhaps the most enjoyable part, full bellies and conversation long into the night. Fruity ales and easy drinking lagers are the call of the day. All...

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    BBQ Beers

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