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Beer Available At Probus Wines & Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Otterbank Farami , Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvťe Barrique 95, Robinsons Trooper (Bottle) 46, Hardknott Azimuth 83, Galway Bay Buried At Sea 94, Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager 45, Franciscan Well Coffee Porter , VG Noster Golden Ale , To ōl Raid Beer 97, Franciscan Well IPA 49, Mikkeller Milk Stout 97, Brewfist Green Petrol 95, NÝgne ō Sunturnbrew 98, Stillwater/Mikkeller/FanÝ Gypsy Tears (Red Wine Barrel Aged Edition) 98, Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale 84, Sly Fox Royal Weisse 88, Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner 84, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Mikkeller The American Dream 97, Black Sheep Progress Limited Edition
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ACD (29) Dublin, Ireland | March 20, 2013| Updated April 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíll prefix this review by saying that I used to head up the beer department here and am still a good customer of the place. However, Iím being as objective as possible in this review - Iím not one for giving out bogus good praise, I just want this place to get a bit more recognition as it often flies under the radar.
Probus is an odd little place: itís a bottle shop with a full bar licence that serves homemade food of all descriptions. Itís one of a kind in Dublin, and a bit mad to tell the truth.
Beerwise, things are improving rapidly: during my time working here I busted my arse trying to establish connections with reps and breweries in order to be taken seriously as a beer destination. It seems to have worked, as since Iíve left the selection as continued to improve.
Thereís three fridges of high quality offerings: one fridge devoted to Irish craft beer, and the other two to (mostly) world class imports. Was in here yesterday and they had a decent range of Thornbridge, Mikkeller, Nogne O, BrewDog, plenty of Trappist ales, and some of the more usual suspects. Not bad at all - the selection is constantly changing too, which can be annoying but it keeps things fresh for sure.
Prices are decent, and for a 10% surcharge you can drink the bottles on the premises - unbeatable value, literally half the price of most of the craft pubs in the city. Good glassware selection too.
The place is small, with seating for ten-fifteen people around wooden barrel tables.
The food is actually great - Paul (the owner) is a chef by trade and used to work in a Michelin starred restaurant, so he knows what heís doing. Mostly high quality gourmet sandwiches, soups, casseroles, stews etc. Lots of great Irish cheese on offer.
Well worth a look in if you fancy something a bit different from the other craft beer joints in the city. Beer tastings are run every Thursday and Saturday evening too.
There you go, thatís as objective as I can be folks!
garthicus (60) Dublin, Ireland | January 2, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Itís an off-licence AND a deli of sorts, nice sandwiches and cheeseboards etc that you can have along with beer or wine of your choosing. Be warned, the sandwich/food service is EXTREMELY slow (albiet tasty) Not a bad selection of craft beers, one of Dublinís better ones for sure. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Will order specific beers for you if they can. A great addition to the area. They also do beer tastings which you can book through their facebook page.