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(...)

Rye River head brewer Bill Laukitis

If you’ve picked up an Irish craft beer in the supermarket over the past number of years, there’s a good chance it was made by Rye River. The Kildare (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Rascals’ new brewery and taproom in Inchicore, Dublin 8, which opens  to the public next week  

Work is coming along nicely at Rascals’ new home in Dublin 8, where their brewhouse with taproom and pizza kitchen is due to open next week (November (...)

Rascals pina colada pale ale and White Hag dry-hopped lemon sour beer

Pina colada pale ale is a new “cocktail beer” from Rascals, the makers of the popular strawberry milkshake IPA. The Dublin brewery likes to have a bit(...)