Yes, you can go back to taprooms and bars but I am still wary about that situation. I will opt for reading about an epic drinking and talking about life adventure from Roddy Doyle. Love is set in Dublin and it will provide me all the bar interiors and Guinness Pints that I will need.

Show Pride

It is easy to get dragged down into the muck and start Twittering to and about breweries when they name a beer something offensive (light or full on, doesn’t matter), but I thought instead of just thumbs up emoji-ing the above image, that I wanted to say how cool this is. How many tourists are going to get their photo in front of the most iconic brewery gate? Plus it ties in with sports which has its own issues to work on when it comes to inclusivity and masculinity so it works on two levels.

Dublin Pubs

I am absolutely hooked on the Netflix streaming. To the point where I have watched a couple of atrocious movies just because I could. But this service isn’t just for kicking back and enjoying a flick. You can also get some beer learning in.

One of the travel documentaries from PBS that I have watched and can recommend is The Historic Pubs of Dublin.

Hosted by Frank McCourt of Angela’s Ashes fame, it is a fairly typical travelogue of pubs in Dublin with a smattering of history sprinkled in. Now you do not watch this for craft beer information. In fact you will be appalled to notice Bud tap handles next to Guinness ones. What you watch this for is to get a mini-history of pubs that you should at the very least walk through when you visit Dublin. And visit Dublin you should. My particular favorite is the pub next to the graveyard. I can so see myself walking into that on a cold and dark Irish night. And clocking in at one hour it is much better than Skyline or Prince of Persia.

If you out there in craft beer land have found any streaming worthy beer movies to watch, let me know and the world know through the lovely comments section.

Porterhouse Brewery

To Ireland we fly to talk about the Porterhouse Brewery. Ireland and Scotland have fallen behind Wales in craft beer but with BrewDog and Porterhouse, maybe the tide is turning.

Here are two of the beers that piqued my curiousity…
“A classic full bodied continental style pilsner with an ample balance of lip smacking Hersbrucker hops. A soft, quality hop flavour with the matching subtly of fine malt and sweetness.”
“Brewed with fresh oyster. A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians.”