RBESG 2013

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left_bank
beers 99 º places 89 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
beers 8200 º places 226 º 22:44 Thu 1/31/2013

Bump

 
Ungstrup
beers 35904 º places 361 º 01:58 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by ACD
Just read past Gazzas post and realised that Dublin aint high on the list (fair enough Id say!) Any excuse for me to hit up Belgium is great though!

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Dont 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 151 º places 74 º 03:14 Fri 2/1/2013

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

Originally posted by evilempire
Id 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 10451 º places 11 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 151 º places 74 º 05:11 Fri 2/1/2013

Originally posted by Theydon_Bois
Originally posted by evilempire
Id 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 Gazzas gen theres quite a few free houses now, between them serving just about every Irish brewery...

 
Beermack
beers 725 º places 36 º 05:27 Fri 2/1/2013

The scenes 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, Id 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 36 º 05:42 Fri 2/1/2013

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

 
Christian
beers 13256 º places 252 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 (Ill happily show any of you lovely folks around!), but Id say that a three day show may get slightly repetitive...unless you really really love caramalt - youd have a bloody blast.


Thats the whole point of Irish Red Ale, isnt it?

Remember that its 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 wouldnt hurt anybody...