Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 21 - American Beers

Reuben Gray joins Brian to brew an American Pale Ale, and to sample some craft beers from across the pond.

Download the audio version here:
Episode 21 - American Beers

The beers we enjoyed were the following:

Contact High Hoppy Wheat Ale - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Rookery Rye IPA - Atlas Brewing Co.

Two Hearted Ale - Bells Brewery

Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer Co.

Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

And of course the old favourite:
Metalman Pale Ale - Metalman Brewing

The recipe for the beer we brewed, Long Hot Summer APA

20l batch
5kg Minch Pale Ale Malt
0.4kg Munich Malt
0.25kg Crystal 120 EBC
0.2kg Wheat Malt

(All hops in pellet form)
25g Magnum 60mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 15mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 5mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 0mins

Whirlfloc added at 15mins
Yeast Cal Ale WLP001

NOTE: After 48 hours the fermentation hadn't kicked off so I added a sachet of US-05. Everything went smoothly after that. Beer tasting will be in a future episode.

Check out Reuben's blog, The Tale of Ale

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Episode 20 - Alltech 2016 Part 2

John "The Beer Nut" Duffy joins Brian for part 2 of our coverage of the Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fair 2016, at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Join us as we chat with some of the newer Irish brewers exhibiting at the festival, while also checking out the Dublin Beer Cup.

We also catch up with Sarah Finney of the 5 Minutes of Finney show, who was exhibiting her first commercial beer.

Download the audio version here:
Episode 20 - Alltech 2016 Part 2

5 Minutes of Finney:
http://www.5minfinney.com/

St. Mel's Brewing Company
http://www.stmelsbrewing.com/

Wild Bat Beer
http://www.wildbatbeer.com/

Galway Hooker
http://www.galwayhooker.ie/

Five Lamps Brewing
http://the5lampsbrewery.com/ 

Rye River
http://www.ryeriverbrewingco.com/

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Episode 19 - Alltech 2016 Part 1

John "The Beer Nut" Duffy joins Brian on the floor of the Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fair 2016, at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Join us as we chat with some of the newer Irish brewers exhibiting at the festival.

Download the audio version here:
Episode 19 - Alltech 2016 Part 1

For more information, check out the following links.

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Festival:
http://eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/

Independent Brewing:
http://independentbrewing.ie/

Wood Key Brewing:
http://woodkeybrewing.ie/

Rascals Brewing Co:
http://rascalsbrewing.com/

Soulwater Creative Beer Project:
http://soulwaterbeer.com/

Boyne Brewhouse:
http://www.boynebrewhouse.ie/

Wild Bat Beer:
http://www.wildbatbeer.com/

N17 Brewery:
http://www.n17.com/

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Episode 18 - Down on the cider farm

The Irish Craft Beer Show hits the rails to visit the Boyne Valley Fruit Farm, home of Dan Kelly's cider.

Join Olan McNeece as he brings us on a tour of his family orchard, and lets us sample some cider. 

Download the audio version here:
Episode 18 Audio

For more info please visit: http://www.dankellyscider.com/

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Episode 17 - Homebrew Science!!!

Brian is joined by Emmet Ryan to brew some beer, and by John Craddock to drink some beer.

Today we try and find out what effect different yeast strains have on the same beer. One batch of Pale Ale is split between four yeast strains, and we taste the results. Homebrew Science!!!!!

Download the audio version here: Episode 17 Audio

Check out Emmet's The Pint of View Episode 5 recorded on the same day:
https://youtu.be/tJPIZigjS_Y

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Episode 17 Preview - Home Move Homebrews

While we waited for beer to come to the boil during a recent brewday, Emmet Ryan and I tried some homebrews unearthed when I moved home.

Download the audio version here: Episode 17 Preview

Check out Emmet's The Pint of View recorded on the same day, also featuring my wife Elisabeth.
https://youtu.be/tJPIZigjS_Y

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Episode 16 - Dublin Brewing History

We take to the streets of old Dublin to explore some of the city's lost brewing heritage. John "The Beer Nut" Duffy is our guide as we follow the history of Dublin beer from dozens of busy Victorian breweries down to the last gasps of independence in the mid-20th century, before the modern microbrewery revival.

Download the audio version of the show here: Episode 16 - Dublin Brewing History

Don't forget to check out The Porterhouse Brewing Company, with locations in Dublin, Bray, Cork, London and New York.

http://www.porterhousebrewco.com/

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