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Old 03-03-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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So, I'm going to be taking a trip to Dublin in a few weeks and wanted to ask everyone here if they new any beers I should try to find and bring back, besides the obvious answer of Irish stouts. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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I too am going to Ireland later this year. I've already started doing some research. So far I've found that the Beer Mapping Project is a pretty good resource. I really want to try some of the Galway Hooker beers.

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Are you one of the many south side Irish going back to the motherland?

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Get this: http://www.dublinpass.ie/dublinpass/ Covers airport transfer, city transit, museums, and the Guinness store house. Each entry there gets a free pint of beer and a great view of the city!!! My trip was pre-homebrew days, so I mainly had stout. SWMBO found a cider that was pretty good, but I can't recall the name.

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Inside the box... had a buddy bring me a real Guinness... life changing experience.

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Last time I was there I had soemthing called "brainblaster" from Porterhouse Brewing, I think. it was on tap at the pub down the road from where my relatives lived. Expensive! But tasty.

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IMO, Guiness in Ireland was lacking. Better back here. I drank Smithwicks most of the time. Good luck, I was disappointed.

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I would try to find as many beers served from a cask/beer engine as possible. Totally different flavor, absolutely the best way to serve beer.

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I've been to Ireland before, but I wasn't into brewing like I am now, and didn't have such an appreciation for beer as I do now. I thought Guinness was much better there, though. You just can't get it like that here.

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Last time I was there I had soemthing called "brainblaster" from Porterhouse Brewing, I think. it was on tap at the pub down the road from where my relatives lived. Expensive! But tasty.
True...on Nassau near Trinity College (south side) and the infamous Molly Mallone, hit Porterhouse for a pint or two. The pub grub is pretty good and their stout was good, especially after a long walk! This was actually the only pub in Dublin I went to that didn't serve Guinness.
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