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RBESG 2013

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left_bank
beers 89 º places 67 º 23:09 Sat 1/19/2013

ill be in paris(western/central europe)for most of the summer.if activities are happening sunday-thursday,count me in!

 
Cuso
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beers 6093 º places 182 º 22:44 Thu 1/31/2013

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Ungstrup
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beers 30734 º places 352 º 01:58 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by ACD
Just read past Gazza’s post and realised that Dublin ain’t high on the list (fair enough I’d say!) Any excuse for me to hit up Belgium is great though!

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Don’t be discouraged - I think Dublin is a splendid idea with an evolving scene, so it is a great place to visit first time or return to. And flight prices into Dublin are usually reasonable

 
evilempire
beers 137 º places 59 º 03:14 Fri 2/1/2013

I’d be up for Dublin, used to be my second home but not been for years! best get my mortgage extended first though...

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12866 º places 853 º 03:51 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by evilempire
I’d be up for Dublin, used to be my second home but not been for years! best get my mortgage extended first though...


Second home Dave ?

Beer the primary reason was it ?

Cravens I imagine and not the smokers variety

 
KimJohansen
beers 10396 º places 10 º 04:30 Fri 2/1/2013

Dublin? Has much changed the last couple of years or is it still PorterHouse, Messrs Maguire and Bull & Castle only?

 
evilempire
beers 137 º places 59 º 05:11 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by Theydon_Bois
Originally posted by evilempire
I’d be up for Dublin, used to be my second home but not been for years! best get my mortgage extended first though...


Second home Dave ?

Beer the primary reason was it ?

Cravens I imagine and not the smokers variety


Er, there may have been an element of steam heat and superchargers involved

From Gazza’s gen there’s quite a few ’free houses’ now, between them serving just about every Irish brewery...

 
Beermack
beers 725 º places 32 º 05:27 Fri 2/1/2013

The scene’s certainly evolved in Dublin over the past three years - one particular set of bars run by The Cottage Group (owners of Galway Bay Brewery) have been leading the way. Their three pubs in the city (Against The Grain, Brew Dock, and Black Sheep) all have 20+ taps of local and international craft as well as fairly extensive bottle lists. Plus, a couple of others have really embraced the high quality gastropub vibe with decently kept cask ales, artisan local produce etc - L. Mulligan Grocer and W.J. Kavanagh are the best of the bunch.

That said, I’d still describe the scene as highly conservative with fecking caramalt overloaded red ales still very much in vogue. Hopefully someone will have some balls and chuck some hops into a brew kettle sometime soon!

 
Beermack
beers 725 º places 32 º 05:42 Fri 2/1/2013

Would certainly recommend the Dublin beer scene as a destination for a cheap one-nighter city break (I’ll happily show any of you lovely folks around!), but I’d say that a three day show may get slightly repetitive...unless you really really love caramalt - you’d have a bloody blast.

 
Christian
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beers 11804 º places 240 º 10:58 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by ACD
Would certainly recommend the Dublin beer scene as a destination for a cheap one-nighter city break (I’ll happily show any of you lovely folks around!), but I’d say that a three day show may get slightly repetitive...unless you really really love caramalt - you’d have a bloody blast.


That’s the whole point of Irish Red Ale, isn’t it?

Remember that it’s three days where one is entirely dedicated to the grand tasting, with beers that people brought along. And if we have a little time to chat and drink full pints one of the days, it wouldn’t hurt anybody...