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Gold, Silver & Bronze for Kinnegar in Commonwealth Cup, Kentucky

Originally posted on Kinnegar Brewing:
Well, we’re still blinking in the limelight after stepping out onto the international stage for the first time in Alltech’s 2015 Commonwealth Cup in Kentucky. We entered five beers and four of them have medalled! Gold for Black Bucket, Silver for Rustbucket, Bronze for Devil’s Backbone and Yannaroddy. (There’s a free…

Why the result of a UK General Election has never been so important to Ireland

The electorate of the United Kingdom go to the polls tomorrow to vote in an election that has the potential to bring about the biggest political landscape change in a generation. Although no votes have yet been cast, the polls all indicate that we are entering something of uncharted territory with the rise of multiple smaller parties […]

To be or not to be “Craft Beer”…and does it actually matter?

As the craft beer movement has moved towards the mainstream something of a backlash has begun against those that champion it over the standard mass market alternatives. Indeed, the dismissive use of the term “hipster” is usually not too far from any commentary on the rise in popularity of the craft beer industry and products. […]

The argument in favour of Aer Lingus sale to IAG

There has been a huge amount of commentary in recent weeks around the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group (IAG) after much deliberation on the part of the government it now sadly looks like the proposal will be turned down by the government (and by default in totality as a result of […]

My Top 5 Beers of the Moment – Autumn / Winter 2014

Let’s Try This Again.. So I’ve been working on this craft beer blog for the last 2 years almost (admittedly most of that time was dedicated to *ahem cough* research) and it’s a little light on content so as a means of getting started again I am going to kickstart things with a simple subject […]

Economic Sovereignty and the Blame Game

Allow me to preface this blog by saying that I am not remotely extreme to the left or to the right in terms of my political views, I have no party affiliations and, whether I like or agree with them or not, I comply with the laws of the land. Additionally I have always felt […]

Kinnegar Brewing – accidental discovery to beer of the moment!

Kinnegar Brewing – accidental discovery to beer of the moment!

My first experimentation with Craft Beer came about around about 7/8 years ago on a trip to visit the folks who were living in western New York State at the time. Being extremely fussy about his choice of beers and having a dripping disdain for the industrial beers that invariable are common place in “lite” […]