In this latest interview we visited Larkins Brewing Company in Kilcoole County Wicklow, just outside Dublin, and right next to one of my favourite golf courses in the country, Druid's Glen
We chat to Cillian about the brewery, how it came about and how it really is a family business. We looked back over their 1st 12 months when they launched at the RDS beer festival to where they are now, and where they're looking at going.
The beers coming out of Larkins are really good and there will no doubt be more to come. A keen young brewer Cian Hurley, is heading up the production side, while brother Nick helping out full time too. There is a nice feel to the space and environment.
We were also treated to some Baltic Porter from the tank, which should be available at the end of October.
In this long over due episode we look back at our recent beery adventures while supping Whiplash's collab with Wylam, Do you wanna touch me, and their DIPA, Eventually
We looked back over the last month or so, at Hagstravaganza, Big Grill Festival, and AbvFest.
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In this latest episode, we taste the Magic Rock cannonballs, so that's their regular Cannonball IPA, with their annual specials Human & Unhuman Cannonball. This year sees a new special enter the fray, in the Neo Human Cannonball, a New England DIPA version.
We also look back over recent weeks, and look forward to the events taking place around the country to celebrate Indie Beer Week which is a series of events taking place in many of Ireland's Craft Breweries - be sure to check out the events in your locality
We're also are looking forward to the following events
Hopefully we'll see some of you there.
Picture the scene, the Beer garden in L. Mulligan Grocers of Stoneybatter, a gorgeous sunny Saturday. What better than to spend a part of the afternoon tasting beers from North Tipperary's Canvas Brewery
Taking the rule book of convention, and tossing it on the fires of Mad Max, listen to Maurice and Mark talk about the origins, the aspirations, and plans for Canvas.
This was recorded outdoors, and there is some background noise, and some of the audience members were quite quiet, so we've boosted audio as best we can
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In this latest episode we recount our recent hi-jinx over the last while, which includes visits to old favourites, and an in depth look at Kildare Brewing Company.
We are drinking a Kildare Brewing Company Helles while recording this episode.
Athlone, a town situated on the banks of the River Shannon, literally in the middle of Ireland is about to get a new brewery. It's first brewery in many many years. Dead Centre Brewing, quite a clever name, and nice clean branding too.
We got to sit down with Liam Tutty, founder of Dead Centre brewing, to discuss his plans for opening a brewery in Athlone, his background and of course get a taste of their new Session Pale Ale, </Sourcecode> which was launched in The Malt House that evening.
After our interview, we got to see the plans of the new brewery, and to say it's ambitious would be an understatement, but it could very well be a template for similar across Ireland in similar sized towns.
It's clear Liam believes strongly in local business, and supporting local as much as possible. We look forward to following his progress over the coming weeks and months. Give them a follow on twitter here , instagram , and their website here
In this latest podcast episode, we interview Francesca Slattery (Find Chess Here , Ireland account manager for Five Points Brewing and taste some of Five Points Beers which will be brought into Ireland shortly
We are looking forward to the launch event in our favourite Dublin Bar, Underdog on February the 1st from 6pm.