O’Hara’s Brewery has launched its first seasonal brew of 2017. ‘51st State’ is a New England style IPA with tropical flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit, apricot and peach. True to the New England IPA style, ‘51st State’ is unfiltered, and this slightly hazy brew delivers an intense citrus aroma while adding a well-balanced yet mild bitterness as a result of a carefully chosen hop blend. Malts are combined to deliver a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. O'Hara's 51st State IPA is available now in select bars, independent off-licences and retailers.
New to market, Guinness Irish Wheat was created by one of the Open Gate Brewery’s German brewers on a mission to create the best wheat beer outside her native home. Brewed with wheat completely grown in Ireland and fermented with Guinness yeast, this wheat beer has rich and vibrant gold colours bursting through a cloudy, unfiltered haze with subtle clove and spiciness.
UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has launched Coffee Works: Measure. Train. Excel – a unique, fresh approach to coffee training to help customers consistently deliver exceptional coffee, regardless of scale. Through its Coffee Excellence Check, the programme is able to accurately measure performance across individual sites and entire estates, identifying areas for improvement. The output of the check then informs a tailored approach to practical, hands-on training – delivered through interactive courses, supporting materials like handbooks and videos, and continued site visits to ensure standards are consistently high and continuously improved. Gareth Davies, head of coffee excellence, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland comments: “In an increasingly competitive market, consistency is more important than ever. To achieve it, you need three things – good coffee, good machines and good baristas. Controlling and maintaining your coffee and machines is simple. Ensuring uniform [...]
The Irish bar trade were out in force for the launch of one of the most highly-anticipated brand collaborations in the industry last Wednesday evening 8th March. Alexander Hauck, the German founder of The Bitter Truth touched down in Dublin to team up with Ireland’s PJ Rigney, the founder of The Shed Distillery and the creator of the already iconic Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin. Both brands are represented in Ireland by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits. Leading mixologists and bar owners from Dublin’s top cocktail and bar venues arrived in Zozimus and The Exchequer to attend one of Hauck’s two exclusive Masterclasses. Hauck showcased the intricate science and creativity behind merging flavours, creativity and learnings from the past century to create the ‘Michelin Star’ menu of modern-day cocktails. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin featuring oriental botanicals and Gunpowder tea was the star of the menu, the recipe [...]
Irish Distillers has announced the reopening of the home of Jameson in Smithfield, Dublin, following a total investment of €11 million. The new look Jameson Distillery Bow St. brand home, which was officially opened by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Dublin Central TD Paschal Donohoe, will support the Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy target of trebling the number of Irish whiskey tourists visiting Ireland annually, to 1.9 million by 2025. The newly reopened Jameson Distillery Bow St. offers three fully-guided tours: The Bow St. Experience’ tasting tour focuses on the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage and on-going innovations while ‘The Whiskey Makers’ and ‘The Whiskey Shakers’ experiences provide more in-depth whiskey and cocktail masterclasses, both including the opportunity to sample whiskey straight from a cask in the distillery’s new live maturation house. Speaking at the opening, Minister for Public [...]
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 irishpubsglobal.com. 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 irishpubsglobal.com EXCLUSIVE special offers and discounts from key suppliers through [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]