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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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MESSRS MAGUIRE CRAFT BREWERS: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #32

ADDENDUM: This visit took place September 22nd 2012.  According to Dean McGuinness ‏@BeerMessiah, J.W. Sweetman’s has replaced Messrs Maguires.  Oh how quickly the world of beers keeps turning.  Enjoy this step through near-history. After a whirlwind first day in Dublin, … 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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‘MERICA: Domaine Saint-Vincent Brut, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, NV

With the sun setting and the staccato of fireworks and screams building in the neighborhood, it’s time for my palate to get patriotic. Tonight we pop fizz with Domaine Saint-Vincent’s Brut from the highland, cool nights near Albuquerque, New Mexico: … Continue reading

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Petite Sirah, Concannon “Conservancy”, Livermore Valley, California 2009

In honor of America’s incoming day of independence, we decide to drink one of the biggies: Concannon‘s Petite Sirah (that and our bubbly isn’t cold yet). The sale price of $10.99 seemed fine. Typical of black, thick-skinned petite sirah, the … Continue reading

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