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# craft beer

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# Culture Magazine
Phoenix Park strolls and pints in Stoneybatter: Rascals co-founder describes his ideal day-off
Night Out, Night Off: Cathal O’Donoghue, head brewer and co-founder of Rascals Brewing Company, takes us through his favourite spots to spend his day (and night) off.
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# food and drink
Britain's craft beer 'gold rush' has slowed to a drip. Here's how the Irish sector is shaping up
Industry pundits warn that more closures are on the way.
# Cheers
Most Dublin pubs expect to grow in 2019 as gin trend continues, but they're worried about Brexit
Publicans are also concerned about the impact of the recent increase in VAT.
# Events
4 events for... food and drink fans looking for something special
Bottomless brunch, a Hennessy history lesson and a craft beer tour.
# the white hag
'We've seen at least four craft breweries close down this year': Fighting back against Big Beer
It can be challenging out there for craft breweries – we spoke to two about how they make it work.
# craft beer
'Big brands with pseudo craft beers put pressure on us': This Galway brewer is being liquidated
The Independent Brewing Company of Ireland was set up in 2012.
# food and drink
'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals
Many craft drinks producers say sweeteners offered by big companies are locking them out.
# microbreweries
Wallace tells minister: 'It's not possible for brewery visitors to drink as much craft beer as commercial beer'
The bill aims to allow craft brewers sell their beer to visitors on their premises.
# crafty
County breakdown: Cork leading the way as Irish craft breweries grow by 500%
Westmeath is the only county in the Republic of Ireland with no microbrewery.
# IT Carlow
New course hoping to make most of brewing and distillery 'renaissance'
18 students will soon start the honours degree course, the first of its kind in Ireland.
# Crafting Legislation
Craft breweries will be allowed sell drink on tours under a new law
Alan Kelly said the the legislation would bring craft breweries into line with the rest of the world.
# five lamps
Take a guided tour of... the small Dublin brewery backed by an Irish drinks titan
Five Lamps Brewery is plotting a nationwide expansion as it rolls out new product lines.
# food and drink
This Irish brewery is toying with the idea of going completely gluten-free
9 White Deer has released a range of coeliac-friendly craft beers.
From Irish Water to Irish beer: Alan Kelly has a crafty plan to help brewers
The former Environment Minister says brewers should be allowed sell their own products on site.
# sneaky pints
Foster's, Beamish and Murphy's sold in Irish pubs as local craft beer
It is believed this occurred in several dozen outlets Heineken Ireland trades with.
# craft beer
People who make craft beer might get a happy boost in the Budget
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed told that he has been consulting with people in the microbrewery industry on how to boost business even more.
# Event Guide
Make the most of the summer festivals this weekend
Festivals, fairies, face-painting and more much.
# the session
11 of the absolute best Irish craft beer names
Bravo, everyone.
# white gypsy
This Tipperary stout has been named the best in Ireland
Take a bow, White Gypsy.
# going out
Dun Laoghaire is getting this brand new craft beer pub next week
Galway Bay Brewery, which already runs a number of pubs in the city centre, is moving out to the suburbs.
# going out
Dun Laoghaire is getting this brand new craft beer pub next week
# Trouble Brewing
Brewery owner hits out at Fine Gael TD for claiming to have "delivered" jobs
The jobs aren’t even going where he said.
# Viva la revolution
Ireland's gin revolution is about to kick off
Distillers line up to benefit from consumers’ appetite for premium spirits.
# brown-ie ale
There's a new beer flavoured Ben & Jerry's ice cream and it needs to come to Ireland
Currently, it’s just planned for the US. Boooo.
# up cork
This Irish beer just got voted the best of its kind in the world
… and no, it’s not Guinness.
# lager than life
Gluten-free beer made from chickpeas? Would you try it?
The microbrew movement is taking hold in many countries and has been embraced in Israel as well.
# Apples and Oranges
Why cider is like the forgotten child in Ireland's drinks family
Everyone is talking about whiskey and craft beer – but what about the craft cider?
# good spirits
Meet the new batch of distillers behind an Irish whiskey resurgence
The spirit has been going through a boom.
# lager than life
How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession
We talked to one of the brains behind the Galway Bay Brewery about pub closures, craft beer and the Wetherspoon effect.
# Liquid gold
One family is bringing whiskey distilling back to Drogheda after nearly 50 years
The Boann Distillery is due to start production before the end of the year.
# red hot chilli porter
The 6 weirdest beers on sale at the Irish Craft Beer festival
White Sow Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout. Try saying that after a couple of bottles.
# beer me
A craft beer walking tour of Dublin
One route. Several stops… You’re welcome.
# growler
Here's why this beer jug has a deeply unfortunate name in Ireland
What do you think of when you think of growlers.
# craft beer
An Irish brewer excellently hit back at stickers branding bottles as 'an insult' to craft beer
Someone defaced beer packs in Waterford.
# beer glorious beer
The world has been losing its thirst for Irish beer
The Iatest market report from the Irish Brewers Association is in.
# Boston Lager
Meet the man who helped spark the craft-beer revolution
Jim Koch is the man behind Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
# craft beer
This handy infographic explains the differences between every sort of beer
Never again will you get flustered in a craft beer pub.
# pints with dad
7 Irish craft beers that will make the perfect Father's Day present
Play your cards right, and you get to drink them too!
# an-gneasach
Irish speakers will get a kick out of this Kerry beer's name
Enjoy Gnéas responsibly, now.
# tops of the hops
These are the best craft beers in Ireland right now*
*According to judges at the Killarney Beerfest, that is.