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(...)

Crooked Stave uses big oak barrels to ferment its Sour Rosé ale

Will this be the summer of sours? For the past three or four years there has been talk of the rise of this mouth-puckering style and of its wider upta(...)

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 (...)

Brickyard Gastropub: Two Yards session IPA and Brickline pale lager, two of the Dundrum bar’s own beers

There’s a perception out there that some bars dedicated to craft beers can be a bit unwelcoming – if you don’t know your stuff. The best of them, howe(...)

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(...)

Among the beers on offer will be a new coconut and chocolate stout from the Wicklow Brewery

Madhatter, Bobblehead and Born in Bray summer ale are among the beers on offer at next weekend’s Brewha festival. This two-day celebration of Wicklow (...)