Tuesday October 27, 2020

Liquid gold: Ireland's craft beer revolution

With drinkers becoming increasingly tired of consuming the same old brands of lager, Ireland is in the grip of a craft beer revolution – and an increasingly lucrative one at that. ords: Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

22nd April, 2015
Andy Byrne, operations director at Galway Bay. Picture: Feargal Ward

When Oliver Hughes began brewing India pale ale [IPA] in Ireland in the 1990s, people wondered what the weird taste was.

“Hops,” says Hughes, who holds the strongest claim to the title of founding father of craft beer in Ireland. “It’s an element that was supposed to be there, but people just weren’t used to it.”

Now, he says, with the country in the grip of an...

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