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Double IPA: Galway Bay has made its 9-per-cent-alcohol Sans Juice with New Realm

As we head into summer, lighter and lower-alcohol craft beers are starting to steal the limelight. But there are still plenty of big, hoppy IPAs to ge(...)

Orval: the Trappist ale features the legend of Countess Matilda on its label. Photograph: James Cridland/CC

Matilda of Canossa, countess of Tuscany, has been causing a bit of a fuss in the beer world. She’s the woman who, legend goes, accidentally dropped he(...)

There will be plenty of weirdness in 2019, so don’t be surprised if beers start to start more like soups or salads

The IPA will continue to reign supreme in the world of craft beer in the new year – though the question is whether they’ll be hazy or clear. The cloud(...)

“I’m a bit claustrophobic, so I was certainly out of my comfort zone.” Black Donkey brewer Richard Siberry

Near the village of Tulsk, Co Roscommon, there’s a small cave that was once known as the “gateway to the underworld”. It was here, they say, that Quee(...)