16 03, 2018

Darina Allen and Noel McMeel showcase Irish food in New York

Two of Ireland’s leading chefs joined Tourism Ireland this week in New York to cook a St Patrick’s Day meal and to raise the profile of the Irish culinary scene. Noel McMeel from the Lough Erne Resort and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School delivered an Irish culinary masterclass to guests, who included influential food and travel journalists and travel trade – helping to spread the word about the superb culinary experience on offer around Ireland. Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said “We are delighted to be joined in New York by two such eminent ambassadors for Irish food who bring a message about the special and unique treats that await Americans on an Irish foodie vacation. From Michelin Star restaurants, to gastro pubs and farmers markets, we now have a culinary experience to rival the best [...]

16 03, 2018

Introducing our new digital training partner – Typsy

Irish Pubs Global Federation is excited to announce a new global partnership with Typsy -  one of the world's leading digital training providers. Typsy is a dedicated provider of online video training to the global hospitality industry and works with some of the industries most talented instructors. With a constantly growing catalogue 300+ short skills training videos that are just perfect for today's hospitality training needs, Typsy caters to Front of House, Back of House and Management in categories including culinary arts, beverage, service, marketing, management and business. To launch our partnership, Irish Pubs Global is delighted to offer all Premium and Full Service members an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT to sign up with Typsy for digital staff training. To celebrate our partnership and St. Patrick's Day, Typsy has added a fantastic and unique new Guinness course, filmed at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, [...]

15 03, 2018

9 White Deer launches beer to celebrate Irish language

9 White Deer Brewery in the Múscraí Gaeltacht village of Baile Bhuirne has launched a beer to celebrate the Irish language. The new beer will officially launch on Saturday March 17th at The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, Co Cork. The bottle label and branding is all in Irish except the ingredients where both Irish and English are used. Named “ól-é” meaning “drink it”, the beer is a creation to get people to think a bit more about the Irish language. Now in its fourth year, 9 White Deer Brewery has an existing range of 9 beers with ól-é making it 10. Ól-é is a pilsner, a type of lager developed in Germany around the 1840’s, that has since become one of the most popular styles of beer worldwide. Craft breweries do not usually dedicate much valuable tank space to lagers as [...]

9 03, 2018

Dublin Craft Beer & Cider Cup competition winners announced

On the opening night of the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair yesterday, the 2018 winners of the Dublin Craft Beer and Cider Cups were announced by Head Judge, Gearoid Cahill. The overall beer winner was M63 Bulldog from the Fűtőház Sörfőzde brewery in Hungary and the overall Cider Winner was Longueville Mór Cider from Longueville House in Cork. The Best in Ireland winner was awarded to the Boyne Brewhouse, Drogheda, for their Imperial Stout. Craft breweries and cideries from Ireland and overseas were invited to enter their brews into the Dublin Craft Beer and Cider Cup competitions earlier this year. This is the sixth year of the contest, which allows craft brewers and cider makers to showcase their brews and have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert, international panel of judges. Speaking about this year’s competition, Gearoid Cahill, Head [...]

8 03, 2018

Craft beer future looks bright

The craft beer scene has in many ways been a lifesaver for the Irish pubs sector. 5 or 6 years ago, the global recession was biting the hospitality industry hard and many Irish pubs were on their knees. Footfall and customer-spend was falling and the craft beer sector was in its infancy. Craft beer was seen by many as just a quirky idea. It was viewed pessimistically by many. "How could a few small quirky beers succeed in a market dominated by huge scale brands with trusted reputations?" It couldn't, right? Those early-adopter pubs and restaurants found a new selling point and a new conversation that lended itself perfectly to social media and attracted new customers to them. A cultural movement was beginning and the pubs who embraced craft beer, benefitted hugely from this change. Many of those pubs invested more in their food offering to complement the flavoursome beers they were [...]

7 03, 2018

Introducing the new Irish premium craft potato gin

A new company based out of the famous Inishowen, The Muff Liquor Company, has launched an exciting new craft potato gin. The Muff Liquor Company is the brainchild of Inishowen born entrepreneur Laura Bonner and her business partner Tom Russell from Manchester. This steadfast working relationship began in the world of property and was quickly cemented by their mutual appreciation for premium distilled spirits. Gin has enjoyed an unexpected resurgence in the last number of years and The Muff Liquor Company are confident they can entice novice and seasoned gin drinkers alike with their inventive take on a classic distilled gin.  Laura’s grandfather was her inspiration for producing a potato-based spirit. She explains “My grandfather Philip McClenaghan was a well-known potato farmer in Greencastle, Inishowen. One of his many hobbies was to make a poitín with potatoes, so the idea [...]

6 03, 2018

Fever-Tree teams up with Alltech as official mixing partner

Fever-Tree has teamed up with Alltech as the official mixing partner for the 2018 Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, returning to the Convention Centre Dublin from Thursday March 8th to Saturday March 10th. The event is to host 50+ exhibitors, showcasing the latest innovations and trends. A new feature for 2018, the ‘Distillers Quarter’ will capture the growing interest in craft spirits, cocktails and mixers.   Fever-Tree will be supporting Irish gin distillers at the Distillers Quarter throughout the event and has teamed up with several to create unique pairings and exciting flavour combinations. Some of the pairings to feature include Fever-Tree's Classic Indian Tonic with HA'PENNY GIN and Míl Gin, and Fever-Tree's Spiced Orange Ginger Ale mixed with Jawbox Gin and Blacks of Kinsale.   Fever-Tree will be on site for duration of the event at the Fever-Tree Bar, serving perfect mixes in eco-friendly Govino glasses.  Tickets are to the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair are available at www.alltechbrewsandfood.com.

6 03, 2018

Jameson Irish Whiskey unveils new global campaign

Jameson Irish Whiskey has unveiled its latest advertising campaign, entitled ‘Taste, That’s Why’. The new campaign launches across television, out of home, digital, display and social media in the USA this month, ahead of a wider roll-out later in the year. Two films that reimagine true stories about Jameson and its workers have been created by TBWA Dublin, produced in Ireland and directed by award winning Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen. The first film, entitled ‘Scully was to Blame’, charts a story of redemption for Bill Scully in late 19th Century Dublin. Working on the Bow Street distillery floor, Scully absentmindedly makes a mistake during the third distillation in the production of Jameson – wasting gallons of precious distillate. The second film, ‘Coopers’, follows the tale of Dempsey and Flanagan, master and apprentice Coopers at the modern-day Midleton Distillery in [...]

28 02, 2018

Irish Pubs Global Federation launches Gathering 2018 Event plans

Yesterday, Tuesday 27th February, Irish Pubs Global Federation announced plans for its 2018 Gathering Event at an event in 1520 Bar on Quay Street in Galway City. The 2018 Irish Pubs Global Gathering is to take place in Galway from 7th – 9th October and will include a conference for up to 500 international operators of Irish Pubs, food & drink tours and the annual Irish Pubs Global Awards gala dinner. The theme for this year’s event is “Famous For Food”, highlighting the importance of showcasing Irish food in Irish pubs and restaurants around the world. Over the course of the three-day event, delegates can take part in a series of interactive food-focused tours around the West of Ireland and enjoy locally produced food and drink, learning how to incorporate new ideas, recipes and products into their businesses. Since beginning the [...]

26 02, 2018

6 social media recruiting strategies to implement in your business

Every month, millions of users are active on the largest social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media was traditionally dominated by Marketers but Talent Acquisition Specialists and HR Managers are now catching up, with 93% stating that they use or plan to use social to support their hiring efforts. It seems intuitive: with such a high volume of people logging onto these platforms, why not use these channels to source top Talent? However, despite an almost universal acknowledgement of the importance of social media recruiting, 82% of recruiters said that they believe their social recruiting skills are proficient at most. In this article, we'll share the social media recruiting strategies that you can begin to implement today to find top Talent. The rise of the “passive job-seeker” (someone who is open to new opportunities even if [...]