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Eucrid
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:37 am

Nice rev. Plenty of extract options appearing over the last few weeks in Ireland. Can even get extract Maris otter now.

I'm currently mashing my porter. It smells and looks amazing.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:45 pm

Going to have a De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis shortly in respect of our Dutch neighbours.
Later in the month there's a "Global Association of Craft Beer Brewers" event where i intend to have a Brazilian beer, or seven.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:14 pm

How was the De Molen?

I've been drinking a good bit of 8 Degrees Amber Ella, it's a fantastic beer. 8 degrees limited editions have seriously impressed me. I'd say they might be the best brewery in the country.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:02 am

8 Degrees full Irish (Single Malt IPA) is back on tap around a few locations.

Anyone tried it?

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:22 am

i_ate_cats wrote:8 Degrees full Irish (Single Malt IPA) is back on tap around a few locations.

Anyone tried it?
No, but i did by a 6 pack of 8 Degress Howling Gale there recently.

Fowling Ale morelike. Didn't like it at all.

Speaking of Cork brewers though, I had a couple of Fransiscan Wells Rebel Red at home last night. Lovely ale. Much nicer from the neck than when poured too.

Seemed to go well with hot/spicy food... made a Pad Thai with a bit of a kick last night.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:15 am

Eucrid wrote:How was the De Molen?

I've been drinking a good bit of 8 Degrees Amber Ella, it's a fantastic beer. 8 degrees limited editions have seriously impressed me. I'd say they might be the best brewery in the country.
Lovely. I previously had the Wild Tuirkey Bourbon version, but i think you're better off going with the original.
Couple of new craft beer bars opened up recently. One of them has non pasturised Pilsener Urquell, shipped over in a tank and sold within 24hrs.
Maybe i can put someone in touch with 8 Degrees. Can get O'Haras here but that's about it.
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Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:36 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
i_ate_cats wrote:8 Degrees full Irish (Single Malt IPA) is back on tap around a few locations.

Anyone tried it?
No, but i did by a 6 pack of 8 Degress Howling Gale there recently.

Fowling Ale morelike. Didn't like it at all.

Speaking of Cork brewers though, I had a couple of Fransiscan Wells Rebel Red at home last night. Lovely ale. Much nicer from the neck than when poured too.

Seemed to go well with hot/spicy food... made a Pad Thai with a bit of a kick last night.

The howling gale is pretty boring, as is the sunburnt red. Their porter is great though.

And tbh most of the Irish pale ales are shite. Metalman being the exception IMO.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:45 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
i_ate_cats wrote:8 Degrees full Irish (Single Malt IPA) is back on tap around a few locations.

Anyone tried it?
No, but i did by a 6 pack of 8 Degress Howling Gale there recently.

Fowling Ale morelike. Didn't like it at all.

Speaking of Cork brewers though, I had a couple of Fransiscan Wells Rebel Red at home last night. Lovely ale. Much nicer from the neck than when poured too.

Seemed to go well with hot/spicy food... made a Pad Thai with a bit of a kick last night.
Ah now. I love Howling Gale, it's my go-to pint in a lot of pubs down here.

Rebel Red is grand, it's a bit boring though. I find a lot of the Franciscan Well beers to be kind of shite, they're all a bit soapy or someting.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:07 am

i_ate_cats wrote:
Biggy Shackleton wrote:
i_ate_cats wrote:8 Degrees full Irish (Single Malt IPA) is back on tap around a few locations.

Anyone tried it?
No, but i did by a 6 pack of 8 Degress Howling Gale there recently.

Fowling Ale morelike. Didn't like it at all.

Speaking of Cork brewers though, I had a couple of Fransiscan Wells Rebel Red at home last night. Lovely ale. Much nicer from the neck than when poured too.

Seemed to go well with hot/spicy food... made a Pad Thai with a bit of a kick last night.
Ah now. I love Howling Gale, it's my go-to pint in a lot of pubs down here.

Rebel Red is grand, it's a bit boring though. I find a lot of the Franciscan Well beers to be kind of shite, they're all a bit soapy or someting.
Perhaps. I had a couple a few nights ago, and poured hem out into a glass, and thought something similar. Maybe soapy wasn't what corssed my mind, but wasn't taken with it.

The couple i had last night were lovely though. So given what you've said, i don't know whether tats cos i drank it from the neck or had it with my Pad Thai.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:48 am

The rebel red is an easy drinker if you're having a few. It's not not as big or as heavy as a lot if craft beers out there.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:07 am

Some places have their craft beer on the shelves for a long time and that can really hurt the beer. If you're drinking a pale ale and its not fresh the chances are it wont be great. Same goes for a lot of the reds.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:12 am

40 Bucketlist beers

http://seriouseats.com/2014/07/best-bee ... rious_eats

I've a lot of drinking to do

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:52 pm

only had the 7

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:18 pm

Think I'm the same, probably all the same ones too.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:02 pm

only tasted 4 of those, sierra nevada, cantillon, stone and rochefort

heard the yank raving about russian river consecration a lot

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:07 pm

I'd have always had Anchor Steam over Sierra Nevada in SF

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:11 pm

I've only had two to my knowledge. Sierra Nevada and Fullers ESB. You'd have some work sourcing a lot of those in Ireland though.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:24 pm

drinkstore.ie would certainly have a few of them

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:43 pm

i_ate_cats wrote:40 Bucketlist beers

http://seriouseats.com/2014/07/best-bee ... rious_eats

I've a lot of drinking to do
14 that i can remember, if i'm picky (discounting things like Golden Blend, and unfiltered as it's different to unpasturised).
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Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:44 pm

Yeah you'd get a fair bit of the European stuff.

Surprised they don't have Pliny the Elder on the list. Think I'll try to visit the states and specifically California again in the next couple of years and visit Russian River and a few other breweries.

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