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 (...)

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 (...)

Irish IPAs: White Hag’s Fionn double IPA; Outlier, by Larkin’s Bewing; and Dot Brew’s So Far So Good

Session beers can be a bit unpredictable when it comes to alcohol content, though they should really be between 3 and 4.5 per cent. They should also b(...)

Beer of the Year 2019: Yellow Belly’s Citra Pale Ale

As abbreviations go, IPA has a nice, neat ring to it. NEIPA, on the other hand, does not – never mind a DDH NEIPA. That’s a double dry-hopped New Engl(...)

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(...)

Niall Phelan, Alan Wolfe and Tom Cronin of Rye River Brewing: it is 75 per cent owned by the co-founders with family and friends holding the balance of shares

Rye River Brewing, the makers of the McGargles Irish craft beers, is seeking to raise €7 million from outside investors to fund its ambitious expansi(...)