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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 (...)

Beet Juice: Hopfully’s saison pours a lovely bright pink and has a good frothy head

One of my favourite beer styles is the Belgian saison. This earthy, citrusy and thirst-quenching ale was tipped as the next big thing in craft brewing(...)

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(...)

Kinnegar’s award-winning  Black Bucket rye black IPA

What tastes like an IPA but looks like a stout? The black India pale ale – the oxymoron beer that emerged here a few years back, and originated in the(...)

Irish breweries Kinnegar, Rascals, Hopfully, Brewtonic and others will be pouring at Brewtonic Beer Festival

Next weekend’s Brewtonic Beer Festival is aiming to attract all types of beer fans – with “no beards, tats or checked shirts required”. Taking place o(...)

Skinny Legs from Kinnegar.

“Table beers” have been cropping up on shelves and in bars over the past few months, joining the small but growing ranks of other lighter and lower-al(...)

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 (...)

Kinnegar brewery founder Rick LeVert (middle) and his team at their brewhouse in Donegal. LeVert believes the misconception that craft beer is high in alcohol is a barrier to the industry

Craft beer is strong in alcohol – or so the general perception goes. It’s a bit of a problem for the industry, believes Rick LeVert of Kinnegar brewer(...)