Thoughts on brewing, art and living

Imagine living in a fish bowl? but instead of water, there is a stage. Visible,  not only from all sides, but from top and bottom  (so my stage is glass!) Now imagine pulling a curtain around it to block any possibility of being  seen. And there I am. Gloriously gloating. My bar door closed after...

With the possibility of expansion very real now it is giving added excitement to what we do here. While still at 5 BBL we will now move up to the 10. Brewing is at 2 brews one week and 1 week the following week still restricted by the fact that we just have 2 FV...

  Irish Craft Beer  “Bringing Beer back home” The title of the discussion last Sunday when I was fortunate to have been invited along. Alan from Minch Malt was on the panel  and  is a fan of our Porter so  had asked me to bring along some beer. Cuilan from White Gypsy Brewery was also...

By inference meaning of a place close by or within a set region….On a recent visit to a restaurant in Dingle I took note of the specials menu board which under the Starter and Main course offerings listed the following Local Drinks; Dingle Pale Ale Local Blond Draught Lager Local Cider For anyone who knows...

Well, here we are again getting ready to bring the circus that is West Kerry Brewery to Dublin for our favourite chosen Beer Festival…….. The plan is to have Riasc Gold, Blue Rose, Uncle Columbs Dark Mild, Cul Dorcha, Black Elder and Carraig Dhubh in tow………..

    Who and how we make friends is arbitrary in one way, but in another I believe we draw them toward us. While lots has been discussed and said about Oliver over the last couple of days  since his sudden and untimely death I felt a desire to verbalise his impact on me. Apart...