Monthly Archives: February 2017

28 02, 2017

New Membership Packages Coming Soon

The team at Irish Pubs Global are delighted to announce new membership packages launching in early March 2017. Irish Pubs Global is proud to partner with some of the hospitality industry’s leading service providers, suppliers and consultants to provide our members with fantastic new content, discounts and special offers. Irish Pubs Global have developed 3 Membership packages so you can choose the package that best suits your needs: Basic Membership Package (Free) Includes: Limited access to monthly e-mail newsletter Limited access to articles and content on Full access to articles and content on Facebook and Twitter Exclusive invitation to all Irish Pubs Global events Premium Membership Package (€195 per annum) Includes: FULL access to all content of monthly e-mail newsletter FULL access to all articles and premium content on EXCLUSIVE special offers and discounts from key suppliers through [...]

27 02, 2017

New report reveals increased opportunity for Irish pub trade with improved coffee

Almost half of consumers wouldn’t return to a pub that serves poor quality coffee New research by total coffee solution partner to Irish Pubs Global, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has highlighted a significant opportunity for pubs to increase trade through an improved coffee offer. With consumers rating the quality of coffee as average - just three out of five - the findings reinforce the demand for better coffee in non-specialist outlets. The survey of 1,011 consumers by Allegra World Coffee Portal, on behalf of the total coffee solution supplier, also reveals that almost half (44%) of consumers would be put off returning to a pub that serves poor quality coffee. That includes Irish pubs. Conversely 41% would buy more coffee more often in pubs if the quality was better. The report reaffirms that coffee is the on-trend drink of [...]

27 02, 2017

Irish Distillers introduces a new range of experimental super premium whiskeys

Irish Distillers has introduced a new range of experimental super premium whiskeys, Method and Madness, designed to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey. Method and Madness aims to harness the creativity of Midleton’s whiskey masters through the fresh talent of its apprentices. Taking inspiration from the famous Shakespearean quote, ‘Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t’, Method and Madness is designed to reflect a next generation Irish spirit brand with a measure of curiosity and intrigue (Madness), while honouring the tradition and expertise grounded in the generations of expertise at the Midleton Distillery (Method). The Method and Madness range launches with four new Irish whiskeys, each with its own twist; a Single Grain Irish Whiskey Finished in Virgin Spanish Oak; a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in French Chestnut; a Single Malt Irish Whiskey enhanced with [...]

23 02, 2017

Tourism Ireland announces Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2017

Tourism Ireland has announced some of the famous attractions and sites around the world that will be going green for St Patrick’s Day this year. The annual initiative sees a host of major landmarks around the world turn green for St Patrick’s Day. Now in its eighth year, Tourism Ireland’s unique global campaign has grown from strength to strength, with lots of new landmarks signing up to take part this year. New landmarks for 2017 include One World Trade Center, City Hall in London, Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto, the four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria), City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Cloth Hall in Ypres, Matsue Castle in Japan, Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South [...]

23 02, 2017

The Irish Brewers Association has launched new cooling specs for draught beer

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has launched its new cooling specifications for draught beer, to maintain the Irish industry wide standard for the perfect pint. This follows the IBA’s Draught Beer Dispense Programme which was launched last June. The cooling specifications document sets the minimum standards for the cooling and refrigeration requirements of draught beer.  The new specifications agreed set out the need to minimise energy consumption wherever possible and for equipment installers to provide energy reduction options to its customers (pubs, restaurants and hotels) by encouraging them to choose the more energy efficient beer cooling technology at their respective outlets. Speaking at the launch the author of the cooling specifications document, Niall Butler, Quality Contracts Manager with Diageo Ireland said: “The document launched today, is a positive development in the beer dispense sector, particularly in the context of quality control. The ongoing technological developments [...]