Monthly Archives: April 2013

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30 04, 2013

Bennchor Group works with Caternet to control spend and increase productivity across licensed premises

Food & beverage (F&B) technology expert, Caternet, has announced it is working with Ireland’s largest group of licensed premises Beannchor Group, in a bid to ensure the company has complete control and consistency over processes, systems and spending, across a range of its restaurants, bars and hotels. Caternet’s food and beverage management system Daily Data, has to date been rolled out to three premises in Ireland: Cuckoo, The Portaferry Hotel and North Down House with a further two imminent implementations planned (one being at The Merchant Hotel in Central Belfast). Having used Daily Data, to date, Beannchor Group has seen the system imbed, with the current suppliers being integrated to the new process and the system ongoing. As a result the Group will now get consistent pricing across its portfolio, James Sinton, Group Finance Director at Beannchor explains: “We bought [...]

27 04, 2013

Irish Pubs Global hosts Irish pub owners from Germany

As a lead up to the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event, we welcomed a group of Irish Pub owners from across Germany to Dublin this week. The group was led by an Irish Pubs Global Ambassador, Shane Dwyer. The Irish Pubs Association in attendance represented more then 100 Irish Pubs across Germany. Topics discussed ranged from twinning to collaboration, as well as meeting with several suppliers, a visit to the Storehouse and a distillery tour, with many already planning their return to the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in September.  

26 04, 2013

Coors taps into craft beer market with launch of its latest ‘Collection’

MOLSON Coors has launched a range of craft beers – The Craft Collection – which, it claims, will bring together its "growing range of award-winning Irishand international craft beers for pubs and off-licences across Ireland under one umbrella brand offering". The collection unites the Head Brewers of Franciscan Well, Sharp's, William Worthington and Blue Moon Brewing Company into one brewing collective. Blue Moon Brewing Company brews the number one craft beer in the US, and one of the fastest selling beers in Ireland, Blue Moon. Sharp's Brewery in Cornwall brews Doom Bar, one of the fastest growing top 50 beer brands in the UK, while the Franciscan Well brewery in Cork recently won a World Beer Award for its Shandon Export Stout. William Worthington's Micro Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent has won multiple awards for White Shield. Ireland was selected as the launch [...]

26 04, 2013

Coors taps into craft beer market with launch of its latest 'Collection'

MOLSON Coors has launched a range of craft beers – The Craft Collection – which, it claims, will bring together its "growing range of award-winning Irishand international craft beers for pubs and off-licences across Ireland under one umbrella brand offering". The collection unites the Head Brewers of Franciscan Well, Sharp's, William Worthington and Blue Moon Brewing Company into one brewing collective. Blue Moon Brewing Company brews the number one craft beer in the US, and one of the fastest selling beers in Ireland, Blue Moon. Sharp's Brewery in Cornwall brews Doom Bar, one of the fastest growing top 50 beer brands in the UK, while the Franciscan Well brewery in Cork recently won a World Beer Award for its Shandon Export Stout. William Worthington's Micro Brewery in Burton-upon-Trent has won multiple awards for White Shield. Ireland was selected as the launch [...]

25 04, 2013

Diageo Chooses Bartender Spirit Competition Ideas

An English whisky infused with Blackberry and a spiced vintage jenever are amongst the bartender-created spirits through to the final of Diageo’s Show Your Spirit competition. Four finalists for Diageo’s Show Your Spirit competition have been chosen The drinks group asked bartenders around the world to send in their ideas for a new spirit that would eventually join Diageo’s Reserve Brand portfolio next to the likes of Ketel One, Johnnie Walker and Zacapa. After an “over whelming response” from the bartending community, the panel of judges, which included Syl Saller, Diageo global innovation director and mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, chose a shortlist of five products to take through to the bootcamp developmental stage. The first four ideas have been selected by the judges, while the fifth will be down to the bartending community and general public to decide from a shortlist of 19. [...]

23 04, 2013

Birthday Wishes at Your Irish Pub

The National Restaurant Association's 2012 Research shows that by far the most popular occasion for Dining Out is Celebrating a Birthday, this well documented trend offers a chance for your Irish Pub to swoop in and capture your increased share of the market by promoting your Irish Pub to become synonymous with birthdays. The first step is creating your own Birthday Pub Tradition, something that stands out so when people see it, it becomes their own default place to spend a Birthday night. Remember that doing something unique for Birthdays will get you more attention then just another round of ‘Happy Birthday.’ A birthday program can be executed through new automated tools; you simply plug in the birthday and e-mail address of your members, and a secure and nicely designed e-mail is sent to them at a time you determine in advance. Simply invite customers to join by signing up [...]

18 04, 2013

Beam Rolls Out 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

Formerly only available in Minnesota, where brand founder Kieran Folliard owns an Irish whiskey bar, 2 Gingers is now being launched in several US states including Chicago, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, with more to come. The whiskey has been produced at the Kilbeggan distillery in Ireland since its launch in 2011, under a supply contract with Cooley. After Beam bought the Cooley business in December 2011, it severed all existing supply contracts but opted to buy the 2 Gingers brand from Folliard for an undisclosed sum in December 2012. “The brand is dedicated to those, who like me, choose to actively pursue their passions, and I hope the spirit of our whiskey will inspire consumers across the Midwest to follow their own,” said Folliard, who is now chief operating officer for 2 Gingers and chief US brand ambassador for Kilbeggan Distilling [...]

18 04, 2013

The Top 10 Healthy Beers to Have in Stock

Many of beer’s benefits stem from natural antioxidants, called phenols, which are found in beer, wine, and many foods, such as brightly-colored fruits (think apples, oranges, and cranberries). Ales typically have one of the highest phenol concentrations, meaning they also pack more heart-protecting powers than other beer varieties. Of course, phenol content isn't the only factor to take into consideration when choosing a cold brew. To help you make healthier choices while out on the town, we’ve created a list of our 10 favourite healthier beers, including some old-time favourites and some interesting blends. 1. Yuengling Light Lager: Looking for a full-flavor lager that’s still light on calories? Search no further. Yuengling managed to combine the health benefits of a lager with a lower carb count. At only 99 calories, this is a solid selection for a healthier classic brew. Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 3.8% Calories: 99 Carbs: 9 grams 2. New Planet 3R [...]

18 04, 2013

IPG teams up with Liquor.Com

Irish Pubs Global has teamed up with Liquor.com in the search for a Bartender to send to the Jameson Global Bartenders Ball. The lucky winner will be one of 10 American bartenders picked to represent the US at the Global Bartenders Ball in Dublin. The experience includes round-trip airfare, meals, a VIP distillery tour and, of course, entry to this exclusive, fabulous party. Plus, everybody who enters will get an invite to one of the local Bartenders Balls being held around the country throughout the next few months. You don’t want to miss these exclusive events. All you have to do is tell us why you deserve to be one of the chosen few selected to fly to Ireland. Enter Here

17 04, 2013

Jim Beam brewing 80-proof white whiskey

The world’s largest bourbon producer is dipping into moonshining’s colorful past to create its own batches of white whiskey. Beam Inc.’s newest spirit is called Jacob’s Ghost in honor of Jacob Beam, founding distiller of its flagship Jim Beam brand. Jacob’s Ghost resembles the potent concoction that flowed from the pioneering whiskey-maker’s still in the 1790s or from a moonshiner’s still today. But this is no run-of-the-mill hooch brewed in the backwoods. ‘‘We have perfected the whiskey recipe that Jacob created,’’ said Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, a descendant of Jacob Beam. ‘‘Jacob’s Ghost is not a moonshine.’’ Jacob’s Ghost, made at Beam’s distillery in Clermont, Ky., is an 80-proof whiskey aged at least one year in a charred, white oak barrel. Moonshine and other white whiskeys generally go right from the still and into the bottle. Beam says [...]