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Ireland Ireland Only Craft Beers

Discussion in 'Europe' started by adamdrinksbeer, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. adamdrinksbeer

    adamdrinksbeer Initiate (131) Mar 8, 2012 Illinois

    Hey folks, a friend of my dad's will be traveling home to the Dublin area and is willing to bring back a couple bottles of beer. Any suggestions for good stuff you can only find in Ireland?

  2. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
    Beer Trader

    The Porterhouse's barrel-aged Celebration Stout is very good. You can only buy it at the Porterhouse.
  3. adamdrinksbeer

    adamdrinksbeer Initiate (131) Mar 8, 2012 Illinois

  4. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    It's an excellent beer. I got a bottle from BOE around a year ago.
  5. mdagnew

    mdagnew Poo-Bah (3,442) May 18, 2005 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (3,102) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Check out this website:

    It's been mentioned on BA before - a repository of information about craft beer and microbreweries in Ireland. Well worth a read through to identify breweries over there.

    Although the Drinkstore link above will probably give a better indication of what's available in Dublin right now....
  7. j-rod18

    j-rod18 Aspirant (277) Dec 13, 2012 North Dakota

    i was in ireland recently and had a lager brewed from county cork, it was light, sweet, and had a nice aroma, but i can't remember the name of it to save my life

    it was kuborg, tuborg, or something of the like....if anyone can assist it would be appreciated
  8. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,725) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Doubt it was Tuborg mate
  9. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    Spent 14 days traveling Ireland and craft beer was hard to come by. There were a few pubs that had house beer which was usually a pale ale or amber or something easy drinking but good quality. Then there is the Galway Hooker ( http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16414/39694 ). That beer was easy to find as long as you stay away from the "fist pumping clubs". It's a great beer.
  10. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I will echo the Porterhouse selections. I have been there (all over, not long in Dublin) twice and didn't see a store with a whole lot. Smithwicks makes a good Pale ale now. Also, if he sees anything that Metalman makes have him grab that. I don't think they bottle yet but I could be wrong now.
    Had this one at a restaurant and thought it was a good choice as well. Don't know the availability, though.
  11. Eucrid

    Eucrid Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Ireland

    Probably from 8 Degrees or the Franciscan Well if its Cork.
  12. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (181) Jan 14, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Co-signed on the Porterhouse Celebration Stout although in theory it could be sourced from their New York place. I certainly had it in their London bar.

    I've had a couple of Trouble Brewing efforts in the past that were ok.
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