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We're Hiring a Craft Beer Taster!

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Have you ever dreamt of being paid to drink beer? Well, that could soon become a reality as we’re looking for beer lovers to earn a living, tasting new and innovative beers. Yes, this could just be the best job in the world.   TheBeerClub.ie, Ireland’s largest online craft beer store, are searching for part-time staff to join the company as official beer tasters. Beer tasters are key in helping TheBeerClub.ie keep their online store up to date with accurate and fun beer descriptions. A successful candidate will join the team to be on the edge of the Craft Beer...

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Want a Hoppy Pancake Tueday - Use Beer Batter!!

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Want a Hoppy Pancake Tueday - Use Beer Batter!!

Beer isn’t something usually associated with breakfast. If you pick the right beer you can add all kinds of amazing flavours to your batter. While boring milk adds very little, a spiced saison adds some savoury depth, a nice red ale a little malty sweetness, and a hoppy IPA a citric tang. The beer is also carbonated, which helps to give the pancakes a lovely light batter if you use it straight away. But what makes this recipe really awesome is that the beer completely replaces the milk. These dairy-free pancakes can work for both savoury and sweet dishes; try...

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How to Taste (and Drink) Beer

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Here at TheBeerClub.ie we love to taste craft beer. Infact every Tuesday at 8pm we host a live Twitter tasting in collaboration with The Irish Beer Snob using #BeerClubIE If you're not up for tasting and having the chats with us, then this is a helpful guide to get you started!  Tasting beer is about much more than a simple “open up and swallow.” In order to fully understand and enjoy the beer you’re tasting (and drinking), there are a number of simple strategies to employ, as well as some general tips and tricks for getting the most out of your brew....

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You're Drinking It Wrong: A Guide to Beer Glasses

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You're Drinking It Wrong: A Guide to Beer Glasses

There’s no shortage of snobbery in the wine and craft beer communities. Exhibit A: the confusing array of glassware available to you and your favorite libation. Wisdom has it that pilsner glasses are meant for lagers, snifters are intended for Belgian-style ales, tulip glasses are for strong ales and imperials, and weizen glasses are meant for… weizens. There’s a similar orthodoxy for wine: You drink reds in glasses with large, round bowls and sparkling whites in a thin champagne flute.  But is this all a bunch of malarkey? Does the inward curve of a snifter really help retain aromas and...

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9 White Deer Stag Saor - Ireland's first and only Gluten-Free Range!

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9 White Deer Stag Saor - Ireland's first and only Gluten-Free Range!

The name 9 White Deer has a strong link to Baile Bhuirne, as it is where one of Ireland’s most famous saints; St. Gobnait visited and made it her place of resurrection. According to the 6th century fable, St Gobnait was told by an angel that where she will come upon 9 White Deer is where she will also find a mystical well and to then set up an Abbey and a church. The site that is associated with St Gobnaits revelation is just one kilometer away from the 9 White Deer Brewery in Baile Bhuirne Co. Chorcai This new range of...

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