Belgian beer

Through the Drinking Glass: An introduction to Belgian beer

Published on January 9th, 2013 | by Steve O'Rourke

Introduction: Belgium is to beer what Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory would be to confectionery were it, well, real. There are no official figures on how many varieties of beer exist in Belgium, but estimates generally range from 400-500. This is [&hellip... Read More


Beer Growth

Continued growth in the US craft beer sector

Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Steve O'Rourke

The seemingly unstoppable growth in the US craft beer sector continued in 2012 with the total number of US breweries reaching a 125-year high. According to the Brewers Association - the leading voice in the US craft [&hellip... Read More

Irish Beers

Curim Gold

Review: Carlow Brewing’s Curim Gold, Any Given Beer

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Steve O'Rourke

Beer: Curim Gold ABV: 4.3% Brewery: Carlow Brewing Bottle: Yes On Tap: Available As you know, Ken already reviewed O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale which, at 5.2% is a more of a long drink than this tidy little wheat beer, also from the [&hellip... Read More

International Beers

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Review: Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Published on December 9th, 2012 | by Ken McGuire

Beer: Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer ABV: 4% Brewery: Crabbie’s Bottle: Yes On Tap: No Steeped ginger from the Far East, top secret ingredients – it’s all very hush hush now, isn’t it? But that, seemingly, is [&hellip... Read More



The Week In Beer #10

Published on December 8th, 2012 | by Ken McGuire

TEN WEEKS ON we’re still trawling through the beer news and views from around the web and this week is no different. So, with a heavy focus on beer happenings across the bond, here’s The Week [&hellip... Read More

Irish Beers


Review: Tom Crean’s Fresh Irish Lager

Published on December 5th, 2012 | by Ken McGuire

Beer: Tom Crean’s Fresh Irish Lager ABV: 4.2% Brewery: Dingle Brewing Compoany Bottle: Yes On Tap: Yes I PRETTY MUCH left my lager drinking days behind me in Set Theatre on the first Friday in August [&hellip... Read More



UK craft beer drinkers fight to save their pubs

Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by Steve O'Rourke

The Daily Mirror is reporting that social media will be just one of the battlegrounds in UK craft beer drinkers fight to save their pubs. Campaigners are taking to Twitter to protest against the rates of duty [&hellip... Read More

International Beers

The Rev James

Review: Brains The Rev James

Published on December 2nd, 2012 | by Steve O'Rourke

Beer: The Rev James ABV: 4.5% Brewery: Brains Bottle: Yes On Tap: Yes Contrary to popular belief, brains and beer do go together. I’ll give you an example. I like to play darts and can think of few more enjoyable [&hellip... Read More


The Week In Beer

The Week In Beer #9

Published on December 1st, 2012 | by Ken McGuire

IT’S HARD to believe that December is upon us but at least it landed at the weekend. That means we’re about 2.5 months, give or take, into Any Given Beer but more importantly it means we’re [&hellip... Read More


Craft Beer vs Red Wine

Red Wine vs Craft Beer

Published on November 30th, 2012 | by Ken McGuire

WE’RE BIG fans of infographics as a fun way to get the facts across and we’ve another one for you today courtesty of the good folk at Samuel Adams. For instance – 66% of Americans say [&hellip... Read More

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