Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stone Brewing Europe has arrived #DrinkFresh

In this latest episode the team have a taste of mega fresh beers from Stone Brewing Berlin that have just launched in to the Irish Market.

They also catch up on the latest news from Ireland and beyond.

The video of Joseph Kearns (Head Brewer at White Hag) can be found here where he talks cans vs bottles from his perspective as a brewer.

Please don't forget to rate and review on itunes, and all feedback / comments are welcome. 

You can find a direct link to the episode here

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

When Brewers and Off Licences collide

Who What Wheat Where is the result of a collaboration brew between O Brother Brewing and O Briens  off license. This is a limited release american wheat IPA that is dry hopped with Ahtanum, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus, Simcoe and Chinook. The guys in O Briens kindly sent us two bottles to sample. The name was decided by a twitter and Facebook competition, sadly my entry 'Bob' didn't win.

Being a massive fan of O brother I was excited to try this. On opening of the first bottle I noticed some yeast sediment. I poured the beer gently into a glass. I'll admit I didn't find it visually appealing. As it's a wheat beer I was expecting the usual cloudiness but this was quite murky. The aroma was rather mild and on taste I found it quiet astringent and left a strange after taste. There was also a big yeasty bite to it that I didn't enjoy.

Thinking this was unusual for this brewery I popped open the second bottle. The aroma was much more hop forward and pleasant. After expecting it to taste as the first bottle did I was pleasantly surprised it didn't. The citrus flavours left a slightly bitter aftertaste. A lot more appealing this time. There's quite a dry finish to it making you want to go back for more. 

This is available exclusively in O Briens stores and on line. So get a bottle and try it for yourself. 

Sláinte Mrs Beersnob 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

IBSC EP0024 - Yellowbelly Fierce Mild & The Wexican

In this latest episode from the Irish Beer Snob team our intrepid duo look back on the recent Killarney Beerfest which took place the weekend of 27th to 29th of May in beautiful sunny Killarney, in South West Ireland.

It also included the Beoir ( Champion Beer of Ireland Awards. A full list of the winners in each catergory can be found here

While reviewing the latest news and updates from the Irish Beer Scene, we also sample the aforementioned beers from Yellowbelly from Wexford, in the South East of Ireland. 

You can find more info on the brewery on their website here

We also had the opportunity to sit down and Interview, world renowned Beer Writer, Melissa Cole, you can find out more about Melissa on her website and on her social media; Twitter is @MelissaCole, Facebook is MelissaColeBeer

Thanks for listening.

Direct link is available here and you can find us on iTunes. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Podcast Episode 23 - Dan Kelly's Cider

In the latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob Podcast, our intrepid duo do a tasting of Dan Kelly's Cider, and their new Limited Edition Whiskey Barrel Aged Cider.

Check their website for a list of stockists 

Also featuring the latest news from the Irish Craft Beer Scene.

You can download the podcast at the link here, and on iTunes, please be sure to like and review our podcast on iTunes.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Podcast Episode 22 - Overkill & Mosaic IPA By Black's Brewery Kinsale

With the blazing hot sun reigning down over Ireland this weekend, we got to sample two of the new beers from Blacks Brewery and their new Discovery IPA Series, we get to sample Mosaic IPA, and Overkill, an Imperial Black IPA.

We also look at the latest news including awards for Galway Bay, and little old us being nominated in the New Media Europe Awards

Please also spare a moment for Rye River Brewing and N17 who are currently hoping to pitch for Richard Branson on the VMBVoom Awards.

The link to N17 Pitch is here
The link to Rye River is here

Don't forget you can find our podcast on iTunes, or using the RSS in your favourite podcast app

The direct link to the MP3 file is here

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Media Europe Awards 2016

We've been tipping away at our podcast for the last year or so, so it's very humbling to be nominated for the World's Best Podcast of 2016 award in the New Media Europe which take place in London next month.

We work very hard to highlight the burgeoning Irish Craft Beer scene to an international audience in a fun and easy to digest manner. We've made some unbelievable friends in the podcast community at home and abroad. While beer podcasting is very much in it's infancy in Ireland, we are glad to see more podcasts coming on stream too.

Our good friends at Beer O'Clock Show have been nominated for Best UK Podcast, having got so close last year it'd be great to see them go one step further this year. They're also nominated in the Audience Appreciation Award. So if you're a fan, give them a vote too.

The first stage is a Facebook based vote, which closes on 29th May, the top ten go on to the next stage. Which is a twitter based poll. This feeds into the overall voting and jury decision.

Details of how you can vote are all listed on New Media's Website

So if you can spare some time to log into Facebook, we'd really appreciate your vote. Thank you for your time.



Wayne & Janice

Monday, May 2, 2016

Podcast Episode 21 - DOT Brewing Session Rye Ale

In this latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob podcast, the dynamic duo taste a Session Rye Ale, from new Dublin Brewery, DOT Brew. You can also find the guys on Twitter @DOT_Brew, Instagram @DOT_Brew, and Facebook.

We also catch up on the latest news from the Irish Craft Beer Scene.

Wayne has an interview with Alain from Radikale where they chat a little about Radikale and their crowdfunding which is underway at the moment. The link for their campaign is on Radikale's website, however if you don't want to just click through, the link is here

Also finishing off a round of crowdfunding are those scamps from O'Brother Brewing via Linked Finance you can find details here. Please note this loan finishes on Monday 9th May.

The link to the Mp3 of the show is here, as always you can download via Itunes, and please subscribe to our RSS. Http:// which will allow you to automatically receive our episodes on a non Apple product.

Don't forget to review and rate us on iTunes, and as always, any feedback is always welcome.