Tag Archives: Guinness

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Black Velvet Cocktail

Sadly, there is not much Irish wine out there. But to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, let us dabble with a historical wine/beer cocktail. Next time, something a bit more Brut might have worked better. But look at this thing! It is gorgeous. The … Continue reading

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SMITHWICKS VISIT: KILKENNEY, IRELAND: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #36

Like most dark comedies, today we attend a funeral. Last week’s post intimated that Smithwick’s (pronounced Smith-Icks), Ireland’s oldest brewery, will die.  Its owner Diageo decided to move Smithwick’s from its birthplace in Kilkenny to Dublin.  Demolitions are pending. We’ll … Continue reading

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KILKENNY: Arthur’s Day; St Canice Cathedral: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #35

We bus to Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland, after a beer-drowned week around Dublin (posted last Monday).  Or least that’s what we think. Exhausted, I book our one-way ticket as round-trip.  Idiot.  I can’t change it.  To top it … Continue reading

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GUINNESS FACTORY: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 3: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #33

Our seven month, thirteen country, EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues today with the pint that defines Ireland: Guinness. Last week’s posts visited the decent (but now defunct) Messrs Maguire Brewery Pub and the bolder (and now international) The Porterhouse.  Today, … Continue reading

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THE PORTERHOUSE: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2 and 4: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #31

On Day Two in Dublin we go to the immense Archaeological Museum.  After a few hours of breathtaking, minute Celtic metalwork, hunger takes us. Incapable of eating fine metalwork, we soon find The Poterhouse Brewery‘s “Central” pub on Nassau Street. … Continue reading

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