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BEER WITH DAVE: GALWAY BAY & TEELING WHISKEY PRESENT TWO HUNDRED FATHOMS

Well now!  This is one of those beers that you hear about well in advance. Not just of tasting but before it has even cracked into production.  Anticipation ramped up recently when I discovered that the collaboration between Galway Bay Brewery & Teeling Whiskey was going to be hitting the shelves of my local off-licence.  So following a greatly appreciated tweet from O'Brien's, Naas I hightailed it down there to pick up my bottle!   All I can say is, it was worth the wait.   This almost completely black imperial stout hits you with a beautiful coffee aroma before finishing with the subtle flavours...

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BEER WITH DAVE: WICKLOW WOLF – KENTUCKY COMMON

  Wicklow Wolf - Kentucky Common is a beer I've been meaning to sketch for a good while now. I had it for the first time last year and I instantly loved it. It has the malty tones that I just can't get enough of:)   Just a little bit on Wicklow Wolf Brewing Co. - Wicklow, because that’s where we opened our brewhouse in Bray. Wolf, because tradition has it that the last one in Ireland lived around here, and because the hops that we plant on our own hop farm takes its name – Humulus Lupulus – from that wild and proud creature too. Craft...

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BEER WITH DAVE: EDEN MILL SEGGIE PORTER – OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

With the week that's in it I found it fitting to post this "Beer with Dave" featuring this delicious porter from Eden Mill. Seggie Porter is brewed in St. Andrews, Scotland. Just a stones through from this weeks Open Championship venue.   Not only is the flavour of this deeply chocolatey porter incredible, I'm also very taken by its branding. Clean, classy & perfectly befitting of the beer itself.   Below is a description of what you're in for when you crack open your first Seggie Porter - Has layers of flavours with roasted, coffee, liquorice and hints of chocolate in evidence. 5.2%vol  The Seggie Brewers’...

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BEER WITH DAVE: TESCO REVISIONIST RED ALE

I recently came across a new range of beers being sold in my local Tesco store. Revisionist Red Ale brewed by Simon Yates, Master-brewer in the Park Brewery, Wolverhampton. This red ale is full flavoured red amber ale, hopped at four separate stages with aromatic hop varieties from New Zealand.  It produces an easy drinking beer with exotic tropical bitterness and dark fruit hop character.   I'll be honest, I wasn't familiar with the Revisionist beers before stumbling across them in Tesco, but they seem to have a wide range of beers available & now with their association with Tesco it will allow me to...

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BEER WITH DAVE: EINSTOK TOASTED PORTER

Christmas morning came around and I sleepily shuffled down stairs to see what goodies had been left by the big man. One of the greatest treats that was waiting for me was this humdinger from Einstok.   Einstok are an Icelandic brewing company based in Akureyri, only 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. This means the water used in the brewing process travels through glaciers & lava fields to reach its destination. You don't get much more pure than that. It makes all the difference.   This particular brew is the Einstok Toasted Porter with hints of coffee, chocolate & toffee and it...

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BEER WITH DAVE: KWAK BELGIAN BEER

Hi all, Happy New Year from all at DoodleMoose Towers (I know it's nearly February at this stage.. oh well)! With some free time over Christmas I got a chance to sample a few more delicious beers and will be posting about them over the coming days, weeks and so on! To begin with, I got a fantastic Christmas present of a traditional KWAK glass & stand. Its an amazing piece of kit. If you haven't seen one before it's a tall slender glass with a spherical base so it can't stand up with support...

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BEER WITH DAVE: THE CRAFTY BREWING COMPANY – LIDL CRAFT BEER

Wow! That was a pretty manic few weeks here at DoodleMoose Towers. So much so my "Beer with Dave" segment has suffered, but I'm back, and I'm back with an absolute humdinger! THE CRAFTY BREWING COMPANY!! Recently I was made aware of the new creation from Rye River Brewing Company in Kilcock, Co. Kildare. It has been specially brewed for Lidl Ireland so it's very reasonably priced (only €4.99 for 4) and readily available. I went for the the Irish Red Ale last night & it's as nice a red ale as you'll find anywhere...

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BEER WITH DAVE: MCGARGLES RED ALE

It was a busy weekend for us here in DoodleMoose Towers & what better way to unwind last night than to have a glass of one of my very favourite Irish Craft Beers which is brewed only down the road in Kilcock, Co.Kildare. McGargles range of beers really are special but my personal Favourite is Granny Mary's Red Ale. I'm sure the lads in McGargles celebrated themselves with one or two of these after an action packed weekend at the Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival. "Granny Mary is the fierce matriarch of the McGargle family, and it’s said she once knocked a fly off a...

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BEER WITH DAVE: 8º BAREFOOT BOHEMIAN PILSNER

Hi everyone. In the lead up to the Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS, Dublin I thought it would be worthwhile sampling & illustrating some of my favourite Irish Craft beers. To kick it off I have been sipping on 8º's Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner ! It's bleedin' delish! 8 Degrees is the brainchild of Kiwi & Aussie duo Cam & Scott. Who's love of craft beers led them on the path to beery goodness! Do check out all that they have to offer as their range of brews is extensive & delicious. You can check out their site here: www.eightdegrees.ie Let us know what...

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BEER WITH DAVE: ANCHOR SUMMER BEER

This week I have mostly been drinking "Anchor Summer Beer" brought to us by the Anchor Brewing Co. This is a very refreshing American style filtered wheat beer, but I warn you, it is hoppier than Bugs Bunny on National Hopping Day! As the name suggests it is a special brew released for the Summer months, so it is only available between April & October so snap some up quickly! I have tried a few of the Anchor Brewing Co.'s beers but there are a whole host more out there. I'll get there eventually! If you like this Summer Beer I would also recommend...

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BEER WITH DAVE: WESTMALLE

Hey Folks! While our Monday Munchies segment is becoming increasingly more popular, we felt that we needed something a little more "adult" for our next project. Therefore, welcome to the imaginatively titled 'Beer with Dave'! In this segment I, Dave, will be sampling & illustrating some of the best in craft & world beers around today. It's going to be an arduous task, but somebody has to do it:) First up, I decided to illustrate one of my very favourite world beers. I first discovered it when I received a bottle for Christmas last year & it really opened my eyes to the...

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