Barbecue time: when you switch to food, change your beer to something with a bit more flavour – but only if you’re eating something with plenty of flavour too. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

It’s no accident that lagers have less flavour than other beers. Mass-market ones are often crisp, thirst quenching and a bit bland, Czech and German (...)

Spring beers to try:  a stout,  porter and   raspberry sour

There’s been plenty of new beers hitting the shelves and taps as we edge closer to Paddy’s Day – which may morph into a month-long celebration in the (...)

Photo of a multi generation family having a celebratory toast over  Thanksgiving dining table, during dinner

The easiest way to go about pairing beer with your Christmas dinner is to think about matching intensities. If you’re going for a light starter, serve(...)

Blackrock Cellar will make up beer gifts from smaller three-bottle sets to larger hampers of 20 beers or more.

We beer drinkers are easy to please at Christmas – a few good bottles, maybe throw in a nice glass, and we’re happy. If you’re not sure what some(...)

Flutes of Black Rock stout being served at the Long Table dinner in Dungarvan Brewery to celebrate Indie Beer Week

What’s the closest brewery to you? This is the week to find out – and drop in for a visit with more than 30 microbreweries opening their doors around (...)

More than 80 jobs are to be created in Co Louth with the opening of a new distillery and brewery in Drogheda.

More than 80 jobs are to be created in Co Louth with the opening of a new distillery and brewery in Drogheda. Opening next year, the new €20 million f(...)