Vanguard Beer Collective

Month: May 2016

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5 Random Facts From The DBA Beer Course 

So we all know beer is great, but here are a few more things you should know about Ireland’s favorite tipple. Just a glimpse of what’s on at the next Beer Course at Dublin Bar Academy.

 

1. Beer can sometimes smell like cat piss!

And why that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ll talk about why.

(hint: it’s all about the hops)
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2. Speaking of hops…

Did you know what other plant is very closely related to them?

(not that we condone this type of behaviour)


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3. Learn how independent Irish brewers like Eight Degrees are taking on the big multinational breweries. And winning!

See how craft breweries market on a shoestring (or a G string in some cases)

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4. Talk about testicles.

For the record this one has nothing to do with the previous pic! But you will hear about how some U.S. craft breweries are using some rather interesting ingredients in their beers.

 

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5. And since we’re on the subject of meat…

…now is as good as time as any to mention the Charcuterie. We asked ourselves what we could do to make tasting 15 different great beers even more enjoyable. The answer was obvious…. Throw in some meat and cheese to go along with it.

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Want to come along to the next one? Check out DBA for details of how to book. Dad have enough socks and ties already? Give him something he’ll actually enjoy and bring him along for Father’s Day.
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Boyne Brewhouse

boynebrewhouseBoyne Brewhouse is a family company, born and believed by Patrick and Marie Cooney, along with their family; Sally-Anne, Calestine, Peter, Patrick and James. With a combined wealth of experience over forty years in the Irish drinks industry, the Cooney family are deeply passionate about all things craft and understand what it takes to make truly exceptional beer.

 

 

View all their beers here.

 

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Mountain Man Brewing

image“From humble beginnings of brewing in caves, old sheds, under hedges or between herds of cows and sheep to avoid the unwelcome gaze of the local constabulary, Mountain Man now brews beer on the move using bigger pots over much larger fires and bin bags full of hops, in various undisclosed locations around the country, ready to move operations at the slightest sound of a siren or hint of a flashing blue light.  

Founded in late 2012 by Phil and Sue Cullen, Mountain Man Brewing was West Cork’s first entry to the Irish craft beer scene.  Phil’s first introduction to full flavoured beers was during a visit to a Belfast beer festival in 1995.  Phil subsequently learned to brew from a master brewer while living in Canada in the late 1990’s and continued to fine tune his brewing skills over the following years, obtaining a General Certificate in Brewing.  It was over this time that Phil developed the recipes for the beers you enjoy today as Green Bullet Pale Ale, Hairy Goat IPA and Sneaky Owl Dark Ale.  

At Mountain Man, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we want people to experience something more than just a beer, therefore we offer our bottled beers with the benefit of a quirky label that’s got as much unrestrained madness and laughs as we can fit on every label.  The madness you read on each bottle is straight from the minds of both Phil and Sue, with Phil’s more outlandish ideas curtailed for meet the brewer events.”

– MountainManBrewing.com

View Mountain Man beers here.