Welcome To Hell… The Dublin Liberties Beer Cask Night!

The best possible way how to celebrate a little Friday:

1. Request a day off multiple times until your manager gets sick of you and gives you a day off.

2. Irish summer is here so make sure to stay hydrated with some water. Water of Life.

3. Go to The Dublin Liberties Distillery for an exciting new BEER CASK Whiskey launch.

4. Have a blast. Enjoy!

You may have noticed that I like beer. (Do you, yeah?) In case you haven’t, there you go: I do like beer. (Do I, yeah?) Would you believe!

And even more if it goes hand in hand with an exciting project like the one by The Dublin Liberties in collaboration with Irish craft beer breweries.

Here’s the photo collection from Thursday night spent in The Dublin Liberties Distillery.  (Yeah I can’t leave the gaff without the camera. At least something (highlighting something, not someone) has to remember what was going on! Chapter ‘Let’s put this puzzle together’ thanks to technology begins now!



Welcome to Hell

So apparently part of the Liberties area earned this nickname centuries ago. Living in the area myself – I’m not quite sure if it has changed since then! (Hahaha, it’s actually a really cool spot.)

IMG_2374_editedAlways a warm welcome in The Dublin Liberties.



Five Lamps Red Ale Barrel Finish

O’Hara’s Stout Barrel Finish

Rascals Coffee Stout Barrel Finish

IMG_2210_editedMoments. People. Moments with People. People with their Moments.

IMG_2196_edited‘Beer Casks you say? Hm… very interesting…!’


IMG_2205_edited‘Do you like whiskey and beer?’

‘Arra, houl yer whist! Give me a wee bit of both!’

IMG_2192_edited‘I have a fancy microphone and that doesn’t even help… those lads in the back won’t shut their front door. Jaysus! Anyway, tell me more about this beer cask series…’

IMG_2217_edited‘NOW! Let’s get this party started. Lads, you can talk now. And drink!’


IMG_2226_editedDrinks Menu. 

IMG_2238_edited‘That last important touch for a good aul’ fashion.’ AULD DUB

IMG_2307_edited Happiness. 

IMG_2258_edited‘We’ve been playing around…’ So were we – to create this artistic whiskey photo!


IMG_2241_editedMy personal winner! ‘Brewdolf’ – bourbon cask red ale that added a nice spicy finish to a creamy and slightly sweet base of the whiskey. A perfect couple…

(***I found out afterwards thanks to the photo that Brewdolf has a bit of a kick, 9% ABV! You little naughty reindeer!)


IMG_2245_editedNice beverage accompanied by these cute bites. ‘I feel like a giant!’ Yum!


IMG_2273_edited‘Welcome to Hell? HELL, YEAH! Beer Cask series rocks!’


IMG_2295_edited‘Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.’ Conor fully agrees with Haruki Murakami.

IMG_2354_editedHappiness. Traditional photo for a family album.

IMG_2325_editedHappiness. Bar Rua family photo album.

IMG_2303_edited‘Hey, that beer cask whiskey curves my facial hair! Am I a Handlebar Moustache Hipster now?’


Congratulation and a big cheers to The Dublin Liberties Distillery! What a great night we had!

BEER CASK SERIES is only a limited release, so you should definitely put your hands on it very soon. And here’s cheers to all delicious uisce beatha that you will bring to us!


Sláinte – Cheers – Nazdravie!

*photos by Radka’s Beer Club*

The Cellar rocks, full of Dots!


This time I’ve decided to exchange my broofing sessions for one that was under the ground. There is a special secret cellar in one of the Dublin’s finest off licences. And we had a great time occupying this space on Friday night, all the lads that appreciate the beauty of a good craft beer.

Hidden in the hearth of a beautiful Blackrock area, awarded National Off-Licence of the year, Blackrock Cellar has many reasons to be visited. IMG_1494_edited

Blackrock Cellar hosts many exciting events, and one of them that caught my attention this time was Monthly Beer Club with Shane from Dot Brew – and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! Shane is a specialist for barrel-aged beer and he truly knows his stuff.

We arrived at beer o’clock, just about the time to find our seats and taste the first sample…

IMG_1474_editedShall we start with a rum barrel-aged lager? Sure, why not! Everyone who touches the craft beer will not be super excited about the lagers so much anymore. It always is a challenge to make something different. And he did. Shane brought a bit of a modern twist on a lager by putting it into rum barrels – and it does the job. Easy drinking lager with a bit of madness going on with all those rum notes! Very interesting start, and as he announced – it will get stronger and darker…

Introducing new cans that were released early this month, we enjoyed the beauty of the can and were more than ready to taste the beauty inside of them! (Awesome photos of the cans taken by We Are Runners)


It was SO FAR SO GOOD, as was also the name of the next sample landing in our glasses from Dot’s brand-new cans. 3.2% is what you want with the summer coming – keeping its full-bodied flavour and nice citrusy twist in the background. Well, so far so good for us!

IMG_1481_editedDevious 6.6% and honest STRAIGHT UP IPA was waiting for us on our next stop. A proper IPA kick, not extremely fruity, smooth and soft body with a tiny bitter echo. Perfect combo of Idaho7 and Centennial hops succeeded to make us hoppy. So far, even better!

The whole evening was perfectly accompanied with bits and pieces to have with your beer, but we had some special combos that made perfect couples for selected beers. It truly is amazing how one can compliment another.

Cheese&crackers is a combination everyone knows, and if you add on a home-made mango chutney and pair it with a nice Saison – it’s a win-win for everyone!IMG_1482_edited

I would normally not look for a Saisons – they can be so weird sometimes. Shane – the main boss on the farm wanted to make sure that his farm workers will not stay thirsty over the summer time coming, so he brewed one quality Saison for all of us. Aged in multiple barrels – rum, bourbon and whiskey barrels. Blend IV. I smelled the beer. Nicely fruity on the nose. All aromas of tropical fruits that make you feel like being on holidays. I had a taste and was so happy about how easy drinking beer it actually was. It tasted so fresh and a perfect for summer to quench the thirst. I was blown away when Shane announced that it is 7.4%. Better to quench the thirst in one go, before the brain blowing happens!IMG_1488_edited


How about a ginger cake paired with a rum barrelled dark red ale? This second batch of RUM RED DARK (8.9%) was  according to Shane much more balanced than the first one – adding extra chocolate malt to balance out the rum character and bring out the beer character. It went perfectly well with Eoin’s delicious home-made chocolate ginger cake, especially going light on a carbonation which brought loads of flavour to play the solo part on the main stage. Feeling like a pirate, huh?

DRINKING AFTER MIDNIGHT made us all rebels – we drank it before midnight! Paired with a dark chocolate filled with liquid caramel, this foreign (like me) stout was a fresh brand-new brew and we had an honor to be Shane’s guinea pigs. Keep an eye out for this one lads, everyone has to have it in the fridge, because you don’t want to end up not having a proper beer to drink after midnight. ‘Light and easy’ (haha) with 8.2% ABV, if you have a chocolate to pair it with!

IMG_1465_editedThe most popular combination of the evening was definitely tiramisu made by Katarina paired with Dot’s JOEL’S VIETNAMESE COFFEE STOUT BATCH III – our desert after the main dinner. I am always shouting that I do not enjoy coffee flavour in my beer at all, as I’m not a coffee person. This tiramisu pairing made it easy – as tiramisu pushed the coffee flavour in it into a sweeter level, which was great. The weird thing about it was that the head was not willing to stay on the beer, even though it looked promising while pouring it into a glass – it  just disappeared in a second. There is a reason for it – the beans are too oily to keep a longer lasting head on. You will have to hurry up – I don’t know about Katarina’s tiramisu treat but I know for sure that Dot’s stout is available in Blackrock Cellar and they have ONLY 1 case left. Otherwise you’ll miss out and you don’t want that, do you?


IMG_1489_editedIt always amazes me when I see so many people excited about the beer at one spot. Loads of positive energy and enthusiasm floating in the room keeps you going. That’s the Blackrock Cellar for you. No wonder why they got a title of a National Off-Licence of the year. I wanted to know why, I went there, and I couldn’t close my mouth. If you enter the shop, you’ll be amazed. It’s like entering the entire universe of craft beer and wine on its own. Like being a kid in a candy store. You don’t know where to look first. But what makes this place honestly the best is the love and passion for what they are doing. For us – city centre lads, it is a tiny bit far away. But have a little trip down there and you will not regret. The whole area is so charming and beautiful that one would want to live there forever!


Cheers to more beer club sessions like this, and see you in the next one!

Sláinte – Cheers – Nazdravie!

Are you cooking a pizza?

In every real man there is a child that wants to hear a good-night fairy-tale. This one is for all our inner children. Have a pint of milk (beer) while reading it!

Warning: this story is a pure fiction of the author. If you’ll find any similarities with a real life, get over it! It’s just a coincidence.

Once upon a time there was a teeny-tiny little brewery in Drumshanbo, county Leitrim. It appeared to be a Wednesday like any other one.

PicsArt_06-21-11.32.04‘What are we cooking today, Francesco?’ asks Mark, known as a right hand of the head brewer.

‘American Pale Ale, amico mio, and I’m telling you now – it’s gonna be a blast!’



So the lads jumped on it and started to brew this brand-new beautiful golden liquid treasure…PicsArt_06-21-11.36.18


2 hours later…

Martin, known as another right hand of our Italian head brewer (yes, he has exceptional amount of right hands! And usually left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is up to, and that can’t happen.), is coming back from his hell of a journey, delivering kegs for all thirsty people in the country.

‘Howya lads, are we cooking a pizza today?’PicsArt_06-21-11.45.56

‘Mamma mia!’ Francesco shouted and all the lads run to him immediately to see what happened. ‘Who did this?!’

‘Who did what?’ asked Mark.

‘Who put the basil into my beer?!’

‘Oh…was it a basil? You told me toPicsArt_06-21-11.39.34 throw in the hops, so I did! It was green, so I put it in!’ said Mark making puppy eyes on Francesco.

‘It was a basil for my pasta! What am I gonna have for my lunch now?!’

‘Calm down, will ya? They say the beer is a liquid bread, have a pint then!’


And what is the lesson, dear children? Never dance around the brewer’s pots, otherwise somebody is going to stay hu(a)ngry.

So this is the story of Carrig’s new Special Brew. Well, not really. I was just joking. (Although the brewery really smelled like a pizza place and Francesco loves his pasta – that’s true!) It was planned, and it went well. And now you can find the proof in Bar Rua or in Tanyard Lane.PicsArt_06-21-11.47.31

Have a taste.

Smell it.

It’s a Basil Blast!

Don’t be too scared of basil – Centennial and Simcoe hops fought their way through and basil took over the tasty finish of the beer.

And have you heard the great news? We are in a Christmas mood today in Bar Rua. Come down for pints to celebrate Indie Beer Week with all our crafty diamonds for less than 5 bucks a pint! UNREAL BARGAIN, because we love craft beer! 

***FREE PINT ON ME FOR THE FIRST PERSON WHO COMES TO ME IN BAR RUA TODAY WITH A SPECIAL SECRET CODE: “čučoriedka”! (with a proper pronunciation, haha)***

You really don’t want to miss that, do you?


PS: Mark actually knows the difference between basil and hops.

See you later, beer heads!

Sláinte – Cheers – Nazdravie!

Sám doma a stratený v Írsku.

Môj mladší brat je povestný tým, že sa stratí aj na rovnej ceste. Napríklad vo Švédsku, roku pána. Ovečka zblúdila, a i zopár švédskych koruniek na zemi našla. Ako naše staré mamy, aj mladé mamky vravievajú – “všetko zlé je na niečo dobré”. Veru. Čuduj sa svete – tentokrát ho to zavialo do mojej krásnej (mo)mentálnej domoviny a ahaho – dobro došlo, nestratilo! Tento článok je venovaný práve tomu, ako sme ho tu tradičnô po írsky privítali a dobrého pivka (a iných lakociniek) mu okoštovať dali…

Počasie vyšlo na jednotku a Patrik vychytal írske leto. Priletel síce iba na zopár dní, avšak stihli sme toho požehnane veľa. Aj pivkárilô, aj turistikovalô a aj zašportovalô si toto naše skromné osadenstvo!

Toto je naša írska (poväčšine dublinská) turistická príručka pre všetkých dobrodruhov. A pivných kajnšmetke. Príručka Dublin a okolie v kocke, trojdňový itinerár.

Spartan Race – Punchestown

IMG_5381Táto športová udalosť je známa po celom svete a tentokrát sa po prvýkrát uskutočnila aj v jazdeckom areáli Punchestown, neďaleko mestečka Naas. Uprostred ničoty, taký pekný IMG_5368ukrytý zelený kúsok zeme. Už len dostať sa sem je sparťanský výkon! My sme to však s pomocou dobrých ľudí zvládli a skoré ranné hodiny (na írske pomery príliš skoré!) sme strávili ja iba pozorovaním, a Patrik podaním hrdinského sparťanského výkonu v okruhu Super – ktorý sa pohybuje od 13 kilometrov vyššie. Možno tu neboli strmé behačky do kopcov, avšak náročnosť prekážok to vyvážila! S medailou na krku, pamiatkovým tričkom na sebe a plechovkou domácehoIMG_5334 Guinnessu sme si vychutnali pohľad na ostatných Sparťanov, zdolávajúcich prekážky a aj samých seba, a uzavreli dohodu, že budúci rok to dáme spolu. Ako za starých čias. Veď prečo nie? Dvere máte otvorené všetci, už jedného člena do tímu máme! Aro!

Ochutnať Guinness – niekoľkonásobne splnenô.
Odbehnúť závod – splnenô!

War Memorial GardensIMG_5181

Ako inak začať nádhernú slnečnú sobotu, ak nie návštevou krásnych rozkvitnutých parkov a záhrad? Írsko je tým povestné a my sme si ako prvú zastávku zvolili práve Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Tieto pamätné záhrady sú venované všetkým Írskym občanom, ktorí zahynuli počas prvej svetovej vojny. Pamiatku hrdinov sme si dôstojne uctili a aj si štrngli na ich počesť. Repertoár veľmi kvalitný: otvorili sme tri skvelé odrody štýlu India Pale Ale:IMG_5192

Wunderbar IPA od domácich Rascals Brewing

Punk IPA od škótskych Brewdog

Stone Brewing – Exalted IPA

IMG_5199Tretia možnosť, ktorá bola premiérou pre nás všetkých, nás prekvapila veľmi osviežujúcou a zároveň horkastou chuťou, s príjemným aromatickým chmeľom v popredí. Pivné raňajky so slnkom tancujúcim v korunách stromov v Dubline je to, čo chceš každý deň!

Phoenix Park

IMG_5212Prehupli sme sa cez rieku Liffey (v tomto prípade sme nepreplávali rieku na plťke, ale použili výdobytok civilizácie a prešli sme cez most) a ocitli sme sa v jednom z najväčších mestských parkov v Európe. Nikdy nekončiaca zeleň, obrovské ihriská, na ktorých sa práve hrali turnaje Camogie (ženský hurling, v tomto prípade dievčenská mlátička, ide o jeden z najstarších tradičných írskych športov!) a Cricket (to je ten kde IMG_5218všetci svietia vo svojich bielych dresoch a ja nikdy nechápem, ako sú vždy takí čistí). Ale ja som do športov hlúpa, nikdy si neviem poriadne zapamätať, že čo je čo, preto sme sa vydali na pátranie po Danielovi. A nie je tu len jeden Dano, sú ich celé stáda. V tomto parku sa IMG_5243nachádza krásne stádo danielov škvrnitých a je priam fascinujúce, ako sa zžili s prítomnosťou ľudí. Našli sme si medzi nimi niekoľko kamošov. Popravde oni v nás asi videli iba chodiaci zdroj obživy, ale zážitok je to skvelý, relaxačný a nezabudnuteľný.

Pivnú rundu v tomto parku sme si dali pri pamätnom obelisku postavenom na počesť írsko-anglického generála Duka z Wellingtonu (po našom Arthur Wellesley), ktorý dal na frak Napoleonovi v bitke pri Waterloo v roku 1815. A že to boli udalosti veľmi silné, aj percentáž niektorých pivečiek stúpla.IMG_5267

Pivný repertoár na tejto zastávke:

Dvojitá ípa od Sierra Nevada z ich experimentálneho balíčka Hop

Double IPA od mojej srdcovky Beavertown (UK) – Double Neck Oil

New England IPA od írskeho pivovaru White Hag

Ja som takto poskromne ostala pri zemi a sŕkala si New England IPA, ktorá ulahodila mojím sladkým chuťovým pohárikom a pripomínala mi džús. Ideálna voľba pod rozjasnenou írskou oblohou!

Wishlist – navštíviť park – niekoľkonásobne splnenô!

Nedeľný Beer Club – Pivo. Riska. Jenga.

IMG_5386V nedeľu se nedělá! Po rannej Spartan Race „spartakiáde“ sme si na večer naplánovali relaxačný pivný klub, upiekli risku na slovenský spôsob a koštovali ďalšie „kraftové poklady“. Svoje malinké pivné kluby si užívam naplno, pretože sa mi už viackrát potvrdila moja teória. Aj napriek tomu, že niektorí jedinci nemajú pivo na zozname obľúbených nápojov, vždy sa nájde niečo, čo ich súdku ulahodí. Patrik je jednoduchý oriešok a preto sme si túto „sešn“ užili naplno, a ochutnali toho neúrekom! A hrali veľmi populárnu krčmovú hru “Dženga”, po našom – kopec srandy. Alebo veža srandy. A veľhory pivných ochutnávok.


Bitter & Twisted, Harviestown (UK) - Golden Ale, 4.2%

Jet Black Heart, Brewdog (UK) - Nitro Vanilla Stout, 4.7%

Cherry Cola Vice, Magic Rock (UK) - Berliner Weisse, 5.5%

Black of Kinsale - Discovery IPA Series (IRL):

Session IPA, 4.3%

Red IPA, 5%

West Coast IPA, 6.5%

Rye IPA, 5.5%

Imperial Black IPA, 9.5%

Coalface Barrel Aged, Carrig Brewing Company (IRL) - Black IPA, 6.9%

Botany of Desire, Magic Rock (UK) - Honey Double IPA, 8.7%
Whishlist – ochutnať výber írskych craftových pokladov – splnenô na 120%!

Teeling Whiskey DistilleryIMG_5399

Írsko je preslávené produkciou skvelej „vody života“ – „uisce beatha“ (po írsky, čítaj iška báha – hej, že čooo? Írčina je vtipný jazyk!), z čoho sa zrodil názov whiskey. A tou našou voľbou bol práve Teeling. Hneď za rohom od nášho bytu, veľmi pohodlná voľba! Na raňajky sme si dali ich Teeling Small Batch, IMG_5429ktorá je nádherne jemná lahodná whiskey zrejúca v sudoch od rumu, takže chuťovo a čuchovo mi pripomína moju obľúbenú Margot čokoládu. (90% ochutnávačov tejto slovenskej mňamky tvrdí, že je to asi najhoršia sladkosť akú v živote mali, zvyšných 10% uchádzačov tohto experimentu bolo z Brazílie – Ahoj Camila a Nando!) Zahriala naše vnútro aj napriek tomu, že to nebolo nutné – počasie nám aj v tento deň hralo do nôty, tak sme sa vzápätí museli schladiť ľadovým čajom. Nie však len tak obyčajným!IMG_5433

Wishlist: navštíviť írsky whiskey liehovar – splnenô.

Guinness Storehouse

IMG_5475Guinness Storehouse neprekonateľne vedie na rebríčku popularity írskych turistických atrakcií a jednoznačne stojí za to nakuknúť za brány jedného z najpopulárnejších pivovarov, ktorý dominuje na celosvetovej pivnej scéne. Je to super škola o tom, ako sa pivo varí, ako sa varí tento špecifický pivný štýl a taktiežIMG_5470 nielen to – je tu okrem iného aj historický prierez marketingovej scény Guinness spoločnosti, jednoznačne odporúčam! Je to zábava. (Aj po piaty krát, hej. No nabudúce svoju návšetvu pekne krásne počkám priamo v bare.) Počítaj s tým, že tu stráviš zhruba 2 hoďky, a na konci Ťa čaká odmena. Nauč sa, ako načapovať vlastnú pint of Guinness, alebo si ho nechaj načapovať v bare na najvyššom poschodí, kde budeš mať skvelý výhľad na celý Dublin a jeho okolie. My sme si zvolili Guinness akadémiu a načapovali sme si vlastné pivečko, a potom sme len zbežne nakukli do baru, keďže bolo príliš teplo a turistická roláda. Certifikáty máme a ja sa asi konečne začnem uchádzať o prácu v bare, haha!

Pivné menu:

Guinness, Guinness, Guinness!
Whishlist – navštíť Guinness – splnenô.

Írske Puby

IMG_5501Krčmy, krčmičky a krčmiská, to je to, čo charakterizuje írsku kultúru. Nikde na svete nezažiješ atmosféru, akú zažiješ tu. Prvý dotyk s írskou krčmovou atmosférou mal bráško práve v Bare Rua, kam za mnou ihneď z letiska prišiel. Našiel ma! A hneď mi aj pred otvorením pomohol s nábytkom. Však lacná pracovná (po)sila! Na oplátku dostal svojho prvého Guinness čapáka, zopár ďalších pivných ochutnávok a poriadny burger. IMG_5510Svoje “poprvé” zažil u susedov v bare Sheehan´s, kde som pre neho vybrala moju stálicu Big BanginIMG_5507´ IPA od pivovaru McGargles a odo mňa si chlipol z osviežujúcej kombinácie Jameson&Ginger Ale (pre slnečné dni, ak nechceš pivo). Pred ostrými slnečnými fackami sme sa ukryli v bare P.Mac´s kde sme si dali výborné jedlo a ešte lepšie čapáky, pretože ponuka v tomto bare je štedrá. Patrik si taktiež splnil ďalšiu požiadavku na zozname a ochutnal Jameson Caskmates IPA – whiskey, ktorá si poležala v sudoch od piva. Nesklamala, potešila! A túto premiéru neskôr zopakoval v bare IdlewildIMG_5536, tentokrát v kombinácii s pivkom, pretože whiskey a pivko ide občas ruka v ruke. Dlhé potulky po zákutiach írskych zelených parkov nás priviedli do podniku The Legal Eagle, kde vytúžený studený čapák bol ako dar z nebies. (a aj wécko, popravde). Čiernou ovcou rodiny tentokrát nezostal ani The Black Sheep, kde sme si okrem pivečiek od domácej firmy Galway Bay Brewery dali aj niečo pod zub. Úplne poslednou zastávkouIMG_5503 (pred tým než pilot naštartoval lietadlo) bol podnik Underdog. Ak máš náladu pod psa, príď do “PodPsa” a chlapci ti vyčarujú úsmev na tvári a pivo v ruke! Moja srdcová záležitosť. Výnimočný pivný výber aký sa snáď nenájde nikde inde… A bolo by toho aj viac, no čas je občas ten najväčší nepriateľ. Nabudúce!

Pivné menučko: 

Boddy Riddle, Pale Ale od Whiplash (IRL), 4.5%

Scraggy Bay, IPA od Kinnegar (IRL), 5.3%

Bay Ale, Irish Red Ale od Galway Bay (IRL), 4,2%

Vignette, Summer Session IPA od Galway Bay (IRL), 3.5%

Trusty Chords, American Pale Ale od Galway Bay (IRL), 5%

Edition 1, Session IPA od Hope (IRL), 4.3%

A Swingin´ Affair, Pale Ale od Rascals (IRL), 4.1%

Gamma Ray, American Pale Ale od Beavertown (UK), 5.4%

...a omnoho viac, len moja pamäťovka akosi pokrivkáva na jednu nohu!
Zažiť atmosféru írskych pubov – splnenô!
Okoštovať Jameson Caskmates IPA – splnenô!

Záverečná bleskovka

Najobľúbenejší podnik:

Bar Rua (Vraví, že to nie je protekcia!) Ale vo všetkých bolo super.

Najobľúbenejšie pivo:

Všetky okrem Cherry Cola hókusu pokusu. Ak len jedno – vyhráva Exalted IPA od Stone.IMG_5195

Patrik si to vychutnal naplno. Kto je ďalší v rade pre malé írske dobrodružstvo?

Sláinte – Cheers – Nazdravie!




Eighties Baby, yeah!

Let’s start with a quick test. Read this article only if you can tick at least two of the following categories:

  • You like beer.
  • You are an eighties’ baby.
  • You like beer.

Done. Success?

Now play your favourite song from 80s…IMG_4955

Which one is yours?

Yesterday we had Christmas again (everyday is a Christmas Day!) in Bar Rua. We got a generouIMG_4976s delivery from our Carrig Brewing Company. And there is something special hidden there, it looks like a baby! Sure, it is – Eighties Baby IPA. We are very happy because this beer was flowing down the throats of our great customers with a speed of light. It was a limited edition in 2017 but thanks to its popularity it is coming back today in a new pretty dress and improved recipe. ‘The Secret’ of Francesco, a head chef. Pinch of this, pinch of that and tadaaaa – beautiful IPA for all of us!

Like the boys from Guns N’ Roses are singing – Welcome to the Jungle! Our giraffe is sticking her head into your glass and waiting for your reaction. Have a sip… You like it, don’t you?


There is a reason for that.

Once upon a time, somewhere in Washington, there was a hops farm. While there were plenty of hops growing, a pretty different one appeared growing alongside. A bit smaller, kind of yellow-ish. It showed an exceptional ability to make nice beers and thus it got an exotic Spanish name. Its name is Amarillo.

Amarillo has always been adventurous and h(o)appy. One beautiful morning Amarillo decided very spontaneously to go for a little trip to see the world, put on its travel shoes and ended up far away in county Leitrim, Ireland. Amarillo liked it so much so it joined our beer crew in a small family brewery – Carrig. As it stood out of the crowd for its origin and appearance, a lot of hops fell in love with him at the first glance. It was a hoppy Casanova well-known for his love affairs, but one of them became very serious. Its name is Yellow Sub, a very attractive hops from Germany. They made a baby. Eighties Baby!


It is summer, baby!

You need a pint, baby!

Have a pint of Eighties Baby, baby!

Explosion of citrus and fruity aroma that will not disappoint you with its fresh fruity flavour. Medium bitter, beautiful golden to pale orange colour. Innocent hint of pineapple sweetness in the background. Eighties Baby is a holiday in your glass. This is our summer beer…


Go on, don’t stay thirsty just looking at the picture… You know where to find us!

And don’t wait too long, Rhuaíri is a very thirsty mascot…


Sláinte – Cheers – Nazdravie!