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About beermack

Tech is the day job, but beer's the first love. Clean and hoppy wins the race. Great to have lived in Dublin through the Irish decent beer revolution, now back in the UK plying my trade in the Big Smoke.

Good beer in Lisbon (and where to find it)

There are ever fewer decent-sized European cities left untouched by the explosion of ‘good’ beer over the past couple of years. Specialist beer bars, nano-breweries, and ‘craft extensions’ of well established brands are the name of the game from Belfast … Continue reading

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Golden Pints 2015

  No Beermack post for 12 months. What a lazy beggar, eh? Plenty of other good/mediocre/shite blogs out there to keep you beer loving folks occupied, so I’m not going to lose any sleep or make excuses. But, there’s nothing like … Continue reading

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Golden Pints 2014

It’s that time of year, people. Get the tinsel out, get a bit too merry, and have a good auld bitch about what beers you loved and hated over the past 12 months. Golden Pints doesn’t really have a ‘good … Continue reading

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Keeping it fresh: Brown Paper Bag Project

Any reader of this blog will know I tend to whinge a fair bit about freshness in hop-forward beers. I bore myself with my whinging sometimes, but it’s for the best. Show me a brewer in the world who thinks … Continue reading

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Buy local: Boundary Brewing

Everyone and their mother is harping on about ‘buying local’ nowadays. Thank Christ they are. Sustainable, affordable, and high-quality local produce should be at the heart of everyone’s monthly food and beverage outgoings. It’s been a total delight to see … Continue reading

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Long live the {Bone} King

Double IPAs. I like ’em. In my mind, when a DIPA is executed properly and is served to me in fresh enough condition, it takes some beating. However, after doing a fair old bit of traveling and beering over the past … Continue reading

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Knee Deep in Hops

There’s been a bit of a Beermack blogging lull recently; a combo of being mad busy and not having/doing anything that’s truly inspired me to crank out a blog post, I suppose. A few things have had me on the … Continue reading

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