Monthly Archives: March 2008

Irish Beer Week: The obligatory Guinness post

Yes, naturally I have to dedicate at least one post this week to Ireland’s largest brewer, Guinness. After all, Guinness is what many "beer civilians" think when they hear "Stout", and it’s become the defacto "default Irish beer" to many. A great resource for almost everything you’d want to know can be found here: The Guinness Beer FAQt and Folklore page. For instance, many people likely don’t know that there are at least ten different … Continue reading →

Irish Beer Week: The Breweries of Ireland

Ron Pattinson’s European Beer Guide has the best and most comprehensive listing of Irish breweries that I’ve ever seen. It’s definitive and up-to-date. Not only does Pattinson give a fantastic list of breweries (and their beers, when applicable), but he’s dug deeply into historic numbers and statistics (which anyone who reads his blog won’t be surprised by) and presented all sorts of interesting data and charts. Great stuff, made easier no doubt by the fact … Continue reading →

Irish Beer Week: Frothing up a Guinness with an electric toothbrush

Yes, the title pretty much says it all; the link sent to me points to a page that does indeed relate the experiment of frothing up a nice-looking head on a pint of Guinness with an electric ultrasonic toothbrush. More recently, Guinness introduced the “Surger”, a drink-coaster sized device that froths up a home-poured pint by using ultrasonic waves to release the bubbles. The Surger produces an impressive pub-worthy head in seconds (and a larger … Continue reading →

Irish Beer Week: Lew Bryson writes about Irish beer

Lew Bryson has a good article on Irish beer in this month’s Massachusetts Beverage Business magazine this month. It’s an interesting correlation because in it he interviews Seamus O’Hara, of Carlow Brewery, the brewer of the same O’Hara’s Stout that the Beer Nut reviewed today. (And which I pointed to.) It’s a good article, too; on the expansion of the Irish beer movement. We were drinking that stout, his stout, O’Hara’s Stout. It is part … Continue reading →

Irish Beer Week

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and welcome to Irish Beer Week! In honor of the green-and-beer-themed holiday I’ll be writing on Irish-styled and influenced beer this week. Right off the bat, a morning link roundup: – The Beer Nut (from Dublin, no less!) reviews O’Hara’s Celebration Stout and has a bit more to say about the Irish and craft beer—worth a read, so don’t miss it. – I’m amused by Guinness‘ PR campaign to make St. … Continue reading →