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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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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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Austin: Texan Beer Capital

“Austin ain’t Texas.” If I had a quid for every sod who has said this to me… But it’s true. Texas gets a bad rep from, well, nearly everyone who isn’t from Texas. Stereotypes abound, but none (or at least … Continue reading

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Golden Pints 2013

It’s been one hell of a year for beer in Ireland. It’s been one hell of a year for beer in the UK. Given that I’m a Brit abroad in sunny Dublin, it’s only fair that I include both Irish … Continue reading

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Stone Barrel Brewing Co.

Anyone who’s read recent posts of mine will know that these are pretty exciting times for Irish beer drinkers. Imperial IPAs, decent hoppy pales, Black IPAs, American Barleywines, Belgian-style Tripels, and even Barrel-aged Imperial Stouts – we’ve got ’em all. … Continue reading

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Irish Beer Innovation

The “Holy Trinity” of Irish craft brewing is a well-known concept to local beer heads. Over the past few years, Irish microbreweries haven’t exactly been trying to rock the boat with their opening forays into the market (fair enough – … Continue reading

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