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Beer Travels

Last weekend took me to Cologne the home of Kölsch, which is defined by an agreement between members of the Cologne Brewery Association. The term Kölsch was first officially used in 1918 to describe the beer that had been brewed by the Sunner Brewery since 1906, now...

Great American Beer Festival

I had the good fortune to attend GABF a couple of weeks ago. I’d heard lots about the festival over the years and it just popped up in conversation on the last day of the June tour with Mike and Andrea, who happen to be from Denver and who have volunteered at...

Love is in the beer!

It’s mid season right now and what a ‘love’ly first half of the year we’ve had. Great groups, great beers, great fun and lots of special occasions. It all started with Lorie planning a trip to Ireland with Don for their 15th wedding...
The Fools, the Fools, the Fools

The Fools, the Fools, the Fools

It’s been a hugely historic week in Ireland as we commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. All events were carried out with huge pride and honour for our countrymen who died for the cause of Independence. To see some highlights follow this link:...

Why travel?

Why do we travel? A story from my travels to India

Irish Beers to try this Christmas

The Irish Times recently published this article suggesting some Irish beers to enjoy with foods this Christmas. Celebrate craft with great Irish beers   Many of my favourites are in there like Kinsale Pale Ale, Dungarvan’s Black Rock Stout and...
An Irish Craft Beer Story Video

An Irish Craft Beer Story Video

Irish Craft Beer has been growing in leaps and bounds for the last 4 years, it is constantly evolving with new breweries coming on line and it’s almost hard to keep track of what’s new and what’s good quality craft beer. I really like this video just...
Best Female Entrepreneur Award

Best Female Entrepreneur Award

I was absolutely delighted to be firstly shortlisted in the top 3 Best female Entrepreneur category for the ICE Awards. ICE stands for Inner City Enterprise and they support business’s like mine to get started. I met with them 4 years ago when I was a start up...
Kevin’s 50th birthday craft brewery tour

Kevin’s 50th birthday craft brewery tour

We had a great four day craft brewery tour with Kevin and Val who were on their second Brewery Hops tour and brought their friends from the UK and Canada to celebrate Kevin’s 50th birthday.  What a whirlwind – eight amazing Irish craft breweries in four...
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