The Irish Craft Beers In Lidl And When To Drink Them

Something wonderful has happened this week. Lidl has taken delivery of some fantastic craft beers and is selling them around the country. Not only that, but the vast majority of them are Irish brews too! This is fantastic news for the Irish craft brewing scene who could, and should, land into the trolley of inquisitive shoppers around the country. I …

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Crafty Beers: The Underdog Pub, Dame Street, Dublin.

Right, it’s time to go hell for leather over the next six weeks testing, tasting and trialling craft beer from around the world sourced as locally as possible. The goal is to taste some gorgeous craft beers and highlight some crafty places you can pick up some tasty brews. I’ve been inspired by The White Hag. Earlier this week, in …

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Craft Essentials: How To Wash Yer Growler

I’m not going to lie, this whole article is largely because I wanted to write that headline. With bars like 57 The Headline pivoting to continue serving their community, other aspects of craft beer culture have been fast-tracked in Ireland. Brewdog Dublin Outpost, for example, had no plans to get a crowler in until the whole isolation thing. Other bars …

The White Hag: Malafemmena DIPA

Over the past few weeks, some things have changed. I’m watching a Liverpool defender playing a Wolves winger on Sky Sports of a Saturday. Another thing that’s changed is beer launches going online. The White Hag, hailing from Sligo, are leading the way with these. They’ve spotted that people in isolation are in need of a bit of craic. It …

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Cook: Best Beer and Prawn Pairing

Reverse engineering can be a lot of fun. That’s what I’m about to show you. A reverse-engineered recipe. I can’t take credit for it though. I first came across it in Masterson’s Steakhouse, Swords, three years ago. Since that first encounter, a friend of mine, Nigel, has done the reverse engineering side of things. This sizzling creamy spicy prawn recipe …