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Life’s Too Short to Drink Cheap Beer

By Shane McCarthy on July 24, 2015

“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of f*cking fabrics. C...
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Observations in the Old Local

By Shane McCarthy on June 26, 2015

It’s Friday night around 9pm in the local and things still don't look like they've changed too much from the norm... The familiar furniture, the clocks on the wall running alongside the dusty pictures of the last local club Championship winning side. The same crowd sit along the back bar benches and the old men chin-wag continuously upon their prestige high stool. Friday nights bring with it the two hour burst of youth with the ar...
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A No-Nonsense History Lesson on Irish Craft Beer

By Deirdre Kirwan on June 8, 2015

Not being one for the long winded version of a story I’ve decided to give our fellow craft beer enthusiasts a bit of quick and snappy history lesson on how the craft beer industry became what it is today. I know there’s reams of articles, blogs, and academic papers on this topic but I’ve broken it down, taken out all the boring bits and left you with a brief synopsis. You may even like to regurgitate this information in a social ...
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