Monthly Archives: May 2014

29 05, 2014

Irish pub with heavenly food prospects for sale

A very interesting business opportunity is becoming available with the Ceoltas Irish Pub in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Purpose-built in 2005 by world-renowned Irish pub designers and builders Bar None, this turnkey authentic Irish pub is in a beautiful 3 story busy city centre building with a 12,000 square bar over 3 floors with a full basement which is used for storage, cold rooms, draft beer equipment. It is situated in the heart of the city only 3 blocks from the State Capital Building which houses all the State Representative Offices, staff, Attorney and associated professionals and 4 Blocks from a busy Shopping center.  It has a full, clean 7 day Restaurant/Liquor licence. Ground floor bar is 3,000 square foot, holds 250-300 customers has a fully equipped 1,500 square foot purpose-built professional kitchen and a 4,000 square foot private banquet room [...]

29 05, 2014

Zip Brewhouse beats 1,000 craft beers to win professional competition

A huge congratulations to our friends at Zip! Earlier this month, Zip's Brewhouse of Miskolc, Hungary, was awarded the Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup for its 2013 Christmas ale, according to an Alltech news release. The winner was named at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest, which drew 41 national and local craft breweries and nearly 4,500 craft beer enthusiasts. In addition to the cup, 45 bronze, 36 silver and six gold medals were awarded. Blue Stallion Brewing Co. of Lexington won silver medals for its German Pilsner, Marzen and Oatmeal Stout, as well as a bronze for its Munich Dunkel Dark Lager. One thousand beers from 30 countries were entered in the contest. The judging panel described Zip's entry as a "heavily spiced ale balanced with a malty sweetness, creating an ideal Christmas beer." Alltech decided to host [...]

7 05, 2014

German Pub Owners Meet

In Limburg, over 50 Irish Pub Owners and Managers from Germany, representing 190 pubs, had an historic meeting on the 5th and 6th of May. Future plans were made to meet in Ireland for a 'Second Gathering' and a German representative was appointed as a Trustee and World Council member of the Irish Pubs Global Federation. In total there are estimated to be over 800 Irish themed pubs in Germany, spread through a population of 90 million with various ‘degrees of Irishness’.  Together their combined turnover is estimated at €1bn.  In a town with one lone Irishman, Paddy Byrne, owner of 'The Irish Pub’, it was his Christmas, and he suggested it was the largest Irish gathering in Limburg since the First World War!  Back then, over 2,000 Irishmen were held captive there in a prisoner-of-war camp. Jim Murdock of [...]