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  • Everything is Big in America

    Known for its upfront hop heavy beers, such as their ever popular IPA,  Lagunitas Brewing was founded in 1993 by Tony Magee in Lagunitas, Northern California. What began on a small scale, quickly grew. Lagunitas is now one of the biggest craft beer brewers in America with a second brewery in set up in Chicago and a third in development. The breweries have become tourist destinations in themse...

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  • Lager

    The most basic classification of beers breaks down to two main types; ales, which humans have been brewing in one form or another for thousands of year, and the young new upstart Lager which perhaps dates back as far as the 15th century.

    So what separates the two?

    In effect it all comes down to the yeast. Brewers of Lager beers use a different strain of yeast to ales, this yeast ...

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  • German Beer to Toast the Reinheitsgebot

    This weekend celebrations will be held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, or beer purity law, in Germany. This law which sought to control the ingredients in beer has steered the German brewing industry ever since. With that in mind I have picked a small selection from the many different styles of beer produced in Germany today.

    Before refrigeration it was nearl...

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  • O Brother Collaboration Brew

    Yesterday, after a few weeks of planning, we boarded the bus and headed out to O Brother Brewing in Kilcoole, county Wicklow. Time to brew up our collaboration beer, a Wheat IPA with an American hop profile.

    First step was mashing where the crushed malt and wheat is added to the Mash Tun and steeped in warm water. The Mash Tun has a mixing paddle that ensures the water and malt is const...

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  • Easter Beer Sale

    This is the final week of our Irish Craft Beer Sale which must end Easter Monday. With that in mind I have picked out a selection of beers to try this Easter.

    If you are planning on having a traditional roast lamb you will need a beer with a rich malt character like St Mels Brown Ale. The steady carbonation and dry hopped citrus notes of this beer also help cut through the fattiness of ...

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  • Irish Craft Beer Sale

    Our Irish Craft Beer Sale has started. You can now buy 6 for the price of 5 (cheapest item free) on over 130 Irish made craft beers and ciders. Runninguntil Easter Monday 28th of March.

    This is an exciting time to be a craft beer drinker with the quality and variety of craft beer being produced in Ireland getting better all the time. Over the next few weeks I will pick out some great Ir...

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  • Yes We Can

    Once the preserve of big brand lagers, smaller brewers are turning their attention to the possibilities cans have to offer. Canned options from craft brewers both big and small havetaken off in America and the UK in recent years with everything from session pale ales to big imperial stouts finding their way into cans. Now a growing number of Irish brewers are making the move.

    T...

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  • Siren Craft Brew

    We are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting craft beers to add to our range and this week we are delighted to add an array of beers from Siren Craft Brew.

    Hailing from Reading in the UK, Siren only started brewing in 2012 but have already garnered some impressive accolades, including being named “Best New Brewery in England” in 2013 followed by “Best Brewe...

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  • Gluten Free Beers

    Brewdog have quickly developed a huge presence in the craft beer world and it was only a matter of time before they turned their attention to gluten free beer. Vagabond gluten free Pale Ale was voted the winning beer from a selection of small batches as part of BrewDog’s 2014 Prototype Challenge, beating three beers containing gluten. As James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog says &l...

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  • Unusual Brews

    January is a month for trying new things and what better to try than interesting flavoursome beers! So I’ll start you off with a few of our more unusual brews. Some people say brewing is as much art as science, this can be seen with these beers where brewers have used some interesting and unique ingredients to add up to some great tasting beers.

    Brewed by Belgian expat, Alain Deko...

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