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Irish Beer Snob Podcast
63 minutes | May 31, 2021
David "Good Time" Guilfoyle of Dundalk Bay Brewery
In this latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob podcast, we catch up with long time friend of the show David Guilfoyle, head brewer of Dundalk Bay Brewery naturally enough from Dundalk, Co Louth in the North East of Ireland. We chat through his brewing pedigree to his current home. While chatting we drank the following beers from Brewmaster Haus Party - citra hopped lager Irish IPA Double IPA You can listen back to our episode with Stephen Clinch here and find out more about Dundalk Bay Brewery on their social media channels - Instagram Twitter Facebook
98 minutes | May 16, 2021
"Blind Optimism" with Metal Man Brewing
In this latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob podcast, we chat with Grainne & Tim from Waterford's Metalman Brewing who celebrated 10 years of brewing this year. We look back over their history, their future plans and their new range of beers. While speaking to Grainne & Tim we drank the following beers. Giant Molecular Clouds NEIPA Windjammer NZ Amber Ale Metalman Pale Ale Decade - a tart coffee cherry porter You can buy their beers directly from their webstore You can follow Metalman Brewing on their social media channels on the links below Instagram Twitter Facebook
114 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Return of the Craic
In this latest podcast episode we catch up with Brian from Craic Beer Community. We look back over his first 12 months building up Craic Beer Community. We have a great old wide ranging chinwag all while supping some great Irish Independent Beers. Janice & I were drinking the following beers while recording Bru Brewery Lager Black's Brewery - Black IPA Hope Brewery - Miroslav Gose Whiplash - Let it Happen DIPA Trouble - Lucky Pale Ale Two Sides - Shop Local DDH DIPA Other Irish based podcasts we talk about on the show are A New Brew Podcast Beer Ladies Podcast The Snugcast You can find out more information about Brian and Craic Beer Community via their website, and instagram & twitter
91 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Happy 15th Birthday Galway Hooker
In this latest episode we are joined by Aidan Murphy, Founder of Galway Hooker Brewery, and Niall Mahon, Sales Manager to look back over the last 15 years and look forward to a bright future. Spoiler, I think Niall is itching to go to their export markets! During the show we drank the flagship Irish Pale Ale, and their special edition 15th Anniversary Double IPA. If you want to get that beer, you'll have to be quick as it's all sold from the brewery, so keep your eyes peeled in your favourite local off licence. We purchased ours from 57 The Headline You can find more info on Galway Hooker on their website, facebook, instagram, and Twitter
70 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Reel Deel Brewery - Crossmolina's Finest
In this latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob podcast, Janice & Wayne are joined by Marcus Robinson, of Reel Deel Brewery. Coinciding with their beers launched in cans we drink 3 from the core range Irish Blonde Jack The Lad Say Nowt Stout You can find Reel Deel on the socials, links are below. Facebook - Twitter - Instagram So give them a follow. Sláinte
84 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
What Sean Said!
In this latest podcast, we are delighted to have been joined by Carla & Sean from Widestreet Brewing in Ballymahon, Co Longford. In what is one of our longest podcasts in ages, we have a good old chinwag about how the came into being, and how they've become part of the community in Ballymahon. We also need to speak about what Sean said. While chatting away we enjoyed the following beers Mill Pils House Saison Cashmere IPA Peach Berliner Weisse You can find out more about Wide Street here, you can buy Widestreet beers on Beer Cloud, and follow them on Social's on FB Twitter and IG
51 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
Lotte Peplow - American Craft Beer Ambassador 🍺 🇺🇸
"What does an American Craft Beer Ambassador do?" - Well, we are delighted to have the lovely Lotte Peplow from the Brewer's Association to talk all things beer, and her journey in Beer. We have a good old chinwag. What are your American Craft Beer memories? Let's face it, in Ireland we do look west for inspiration quite a lot.
59 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Will the real Beer Nut please stand up?
In this latest episode of the Irish Beer Snob podcast, we attempt to answer question that no one has asked. Which is better, Aldi's Rheinbacher, in Can format or in bottles? To help us in our quest, we engaged the supreme beer tasting talents of John "The Beer Nut" to answer this question once and for all! We look back at John's blog when it started and how it's grown over the years. We also chat to him regarding http://beoir.org/ and his role there. Follow The Beer Nut on Twitter to keep up with his hijinks.
58 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Kildare Brewing Company
In this latest episode we chat to Barry Flanagan, Owner of Kildare Brewing Company and Lock 13 Gasto pub in Sallins, Co Kildare and Rob Rainsford, Head Brewer of Kildare Brewing Company. We chat about all things Kildare Brewing Company. While chatting to the lads we drank a couple of cans of Lock Down IPA extended edition, which was brewed to raise funds for Naas Hospital during the Covid emergency. You can find Kildare Brewing on Twitter, Instagram and their website here
66 minutes | May 17, 2020
Stephen Clinch from Trouble Brewing
In this latest podcast episode we have a good old chinwag with Stephen Clinch co - owner of Kildare's Trouble Brewing who along with Dungarvan Brewing are part of the core of Irish Craft Brewing scene and also celebrated their 10th birthday this year. While we were chatting with Stephen we enjoyed the following Trouble Brewing beers; Ambush - Juicy Pale Ale Vietnow - IPA (Collaboration with Cassidy's / PMACs / Blackbird pub group) Speakerbox - DIPA Trouble brewing are distributed by Grand Cru beers, and available nationwide in all good beer retailers. Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher Radio.
58 minutes | May 1, 2020
Happy 10th Birthday to Dungarvan Brewing Company
In this latest podcast episode, we have the pleasure of having a chat to Cormac from Dungarvan Brewing Company who have just celebrated their 10th Birthday. We chat about the last ten years and basically had a bit of craic with Cormac. While recording we drank; Helvick Gold - Blonde Ale Copper Coast - Red Ale Comeragh Challenger - Bitter Which are both widely available nationwide via their distributors Four Corners.
48 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Dead Centre Brewing
In this latest episode, Janice & Wayne chat to Liam Tutty, owner of Dead Centre Brewing from Athlone in Co. Westmeath. We chat to Liam about his first year in operation, and what some of the highlights were. We also chat to him about his latest brain child, www.beercloud.ie which is a new online shop which sells beers from breweries all across Ireland. We drank beers from Dead Centre while recording; Teeny Tiny - Micro IPA SuperJuice - A NE IPA with Chia Seeds, Raspberry, Orange, Blueberry, Mango & Pineapple
75 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
What's the Craic?
In this latest episode, Janice & Wayne have a good old chinwag with Brian Cahill of Craic Beer Community which is a new online resource in Ireland for both brewers, and drinkers. We chat about his 5 desert island beers, and what his plans for Craic Beer Community are. Including some really exciting plans that will come in the future. We drank the following beers while chatting to Brian; White Hag - Róc Helles Lager Kinnegar - Scraggy Bay 8 Degrees - Black Ball Metric Stout (collaboration with Jameson) You can connect with Brian on Twitter and Instagram
42 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Something Brúing in the Royal County
Brú brewery have been in operation since 2013 in Meath, and recently, Carrig Brewing and Brú Brewery have merged under the Brú Brewery brand. You can read more about the merger here We are joined by Head Brewer Francesco Sottomano for a live tasting of three beers from both their core and Urban Jungle range. Bru Red Ale Tutti Frutti - Tropical Pale Ale Panda Nero - Tiramisu Dessert Stout You can purchase the beers direct from Brú at their webshop here and at retailers nationwide.
37 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
We could all do with a little Hope (Beer)
We've not podcasted in ages, so it only takes a pandemic to get us back behind the Mic! In this episode we are tasting 3 lovely beers from Dublin's Hope Beer. Hop On Session IPA Pineapple & Passionfruit Sour Foreign Export Stout We also talk about how things are going during these strange times for our island, including the example of collaboration and great community spirit demonstrated by Craig P Kearney who took a rambling twitter thread of mine, and collated it all into one handy page for everyone to use to buy direct from Irish Breweries. Check it out https://directfrombrewery.com/ - anyone out there who wants to be added hit us up and we'll get it updated pronto.
37 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
IBSC - EP0055 - Larkin's Brewing Company
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. You can follow them online on social media at the following Twitter: @Larkins_Brewing Facebook: Larkins on Facebook Instagram: Larkins on Instagram
45 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
IBSC - EP0054 - Whiplash, Do you want to touch me Eventually?
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. Links to places mentioned in the podcast; Tale of Ale Blog Craft & Slice Interview with Sophie De Vere Good Beer Hunting Podcast at Hagstravaganza Big Grill Festival ABV Fest As always get in touch with us with your thoughts especially regarding phones in pubs, and if you were at any of the events above. @IrishBeerSnob & @MrsBeerSnob on Twitter
44 minutes | Jun 23, 2018
IBSC-EP0053 - The Cannonball Run
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 Brewdog Cinematic Circus 7th July The Midlands Craft Beer Festival Hagstravaganaza Abvfest Hopefully we'll see some of you there.
86 minutes | Jun 4, 2018
IBSC - EP0052 - An Introduction to Canvas Brewery
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 Incidentally the cheese maker is
26 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
IBSC - EP0051 - A visit to Kildare Brewing Company
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. Cheers.
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