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Summer in Dublin


James delivering KeyKegs of Trouble Brewing Fuzzy Logic Wheat Beer to Sheary’s this morning.

Feels like summer today in Dublin and that’s not just because it is a balmy 12 degrees and sunny outside, but because Fuzzy Logic is gracing our pint glasses.

Trouble Brewing‘s seasonal wheat beer is now available on draught at Sheary’s of Crumlin and it couldn’t have arrived on a better day.

This beers is slightly sweet, with fruit flavours and a light hop bitterness from the Slovenian Bobek hops. It’s smooth and soft texture brings hints of clove on the finish.

So go on, grab a pint before the sun goes down. Tuesday is kind of like Thursday right?  Both start with T’s.







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It’s Called Rye Ale

We are thrilled to announce that N17 Brewing has released their Rye Ale in bottles and they are now available at Redmond’s Off License in Ranelagh and The Pig’s Tale in Gorey, with more locations to be announced soon.  You may have already tasted this delicious brew on draught at your local or at the 2nd Annual Alltech International Craft Brews & Food Fair, now you can enjoy it from the bottle and admire it’s gorgeous label! (photos coming soon :-))

This is our first beer.  It’s called Rye Ale, it’s 5% vol and it’s been made in Ireland by our own hands, so we can guarantee that only good stuff has gone into it, like 4 types of malted grain and 3 types of hops.  We can also guarantee that it’s got no bad stuff in it either, like preservatives or additives. With all the great stuff that’s gone into this beer, it’d be a shame if we only got one great thing out of it.  Fortunately, we take the by-products of the brewing process and use them to make other useful things, like dog treats and oyster mushrooms. That’s because we’re a brewery that likes to squeeze every last drop out of the brewing process. We hope you enjoy every last drop of this ale. Sláinte, from N17.



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Boomers in Clondalkin

Vanguard Beer is now at Boomers Pub in Clondalkin. Eight Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red Ale, Trouble Brewing Deception Golden Ale and Brú Brewery Lager all on draught.

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Beer Course in the Dublin Bar Academy



“The perfect day out for beer connoisseurs”



Included in the course:

  • Headed up by our Beer expert James Winans – owner of Vanguard Beers
  • Taste interesting & unique styles of Beers from around the globe
  • Beer & Food pairing
  • History & Production of beers from Ireland, UK, U.S, Belgium, Germany & Czech Republic
  • DBA Beer Connoisseur Certificate

Visit Dublin Bar Academy for more info