Tag Archives: ipa

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 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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The Full Irish

Eight Degrees Brewing Company has been churning out some consistently good produce over the past few months. Christ, they’ve just won a medal at the World Beer Cup for their US Amber Ale, Amber Ella. However much of a toss … Continue reading

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Eight Degrees’ Hop Off

Finally finally the Gods have started to smile on me. Recently, some higher power seems to have given Irish breweries the green light to start making proper hoppy beers. None of this 4% lightly citrusy session pale ale malarky: proper, … Continue reading

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Fresh Hop Harvest (four months later)

Sierra Nevada is one damn fine brewery. How do I know that? Well, there can’t be many brewers out there who produce a ‘fresh hop ale’ – where the hops are harvested and chucked in the brew kettle as quickly as humanly … Continue reading

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UK IPA, OK?

There’s always a bit of a buzz when the new kid on the block rolls into town. In beer terms (in the Irish market at least) that buzz is usually created by the promise of a soon-to-arrive shipment of IPA … Continue reading

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Getting there… Franciscan Well IPA

STOP THE PRESS. Someone else has attempted to brew a legit IPA in Ireland. This time it’s those stalwarts of the Cork beer scene, Franciscan Well, who may or may not be craft brewers anymore (they were recently bought out … Continue reading

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