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72 Hours with Barcelona

By Shane McCarthy on March 23, 2018

Gaudi, tapas, football. These are the words most likely conjured up when the capital of Catalonia pops into the head. But I wish to add another, beer! Yes, beer! You see, for quite some time Barcelona and regions across the Iberian Peninsula have been quietly shifting the gears and turning the wheels in a race witnessed the world over. The craft beer race. Adventurous new brewery’s appearing like Columbus on the shores of the new world,...
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Independent Irish Brewers & Distillers Take Over Beirut

By Shane McCarthy on March 21, 2018

June 19th 2017 marked a very special date in the Ireland Craft Beverages calendar. No, it is not when they celebrate St Patrick’s in Beirut, this was the very first time we received a curious enquiry into our inbox with the title ‘Partnership’ - an email that would lay down the detail to the beginning of a fantastic and growing partnership between Ireland and Lebanon. Fast-forward 9 months later and two successful beverage consignme...
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Introducing DOWNSTREAM – the World’s First Blockchain Beer

By Colin Brannigan on November 27, 2017

In June 2017, after coming across numerous macro beers being marketed as authentic craft, Ireland Craft Beers came up an innovative and unique idea to bring integrity back to the craft beer industry. The idea was to brew our own beer which would be fully traceable and recorded on blockchain technology. Introducing DOWNSTREAM, the latest beer to not only join the Irish craft beer scene, but the first blockchain beer using the same technolo...
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