July 2018

Carlsberg don’t do music festivals but if they did…


It seems like a new music festival pops up every week. While some may appear to be in it for a fast buck, others like the KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival, are clearly in it for the love of the music. The team behind the three-day event took 2017 off but are back with a [...]

Carlsberg don’t do music festivals but if they did…2019-02-28T15:11:02+00:00



Smithwick’s Irish Ale have launched their first ever 330ml cans, featuring two of its beers, Smithwick’s Pale Ale and Smithwick’s Atlantic Blonde Ale. They are now available in retailers and off-licences across Ireland. The new 330ml can format is perfect for Smithwick’s drinkers who are looking for a more laid back drinking experience. The new packaging [...]

SMITHWICK’S – NEW 330ML CANS NOW AVAILABLE!2019-02-28T15:15:04+00:00

VFI & Fáilte Ireland Launch Pub Food Workshop


The range and quality of pub food across the country is set to be changed thanks to a joint training initiative organised by Fáilte Ireland and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). Launched by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin in Kilkenny, the ‘Grow your Food Reputation’ programme aims to show publicans the [...]

VFI & Fáilte Ireland Launch Pub Food Workshop2019-02-28T15:37:02+00:00

June 2018

Rural Ireland’s drinks businesses grow


The number of Irish breweries producing their own product has more than quadrupled since 2012, from 15 to 72, according to a new report published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). This quadrupling has led to a total increase in microbrewery turnover from €8 million in 2012 to €52 million in 2016. [...]

Rural Ireland’s drinks businesses grow2019-02-28T16:00:01+00:00

Estrella Damm Continues Partnership with Food On The Edge in 2018


Estrella Damm has once again been announced as the official beer partner and sponsor of Food on the Edge 2018. This announcement marks the second year of partnership between Estrella Damm and the annual food symposium, which returns to Galway this October 22nd and 23rd 2018. The Food on the Edge event is a coming-together [...]

Estrella Damm Continues Partnership with Food On The Edge in 20182019-02-28T15:56:34+00:00

East Yorkshire brewery wins listings for its gluten free beer


The team at a Yorkshire coast brewery are celebrating after winning a contract to supply one of its gluten free beers to 400 Morrisons stores nationwide and 30 Tesco stores throughout Yorkshire. Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery has secured the listings for its award winning beer, Against the Grain, 4.5%, that is made from [...]

East Yorkshire brewery wins listings for its gluten free beer2019-02-28T16:35:49+00:00

June 2017

Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge


The Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge 2017 invites homebrewers across Ireland to brew a special summer fruit ale. Smithwick's Senior Brand Manager Paul Dunkin talks about this year's challenge and why Smithwick's is heroing homebrewing. Now in its second year, the Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge is a celebration of the ups and downs of brewing; whether it’s an [...]

Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge2019-03-01T10:53:27+00:00
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