Favourite Christmas moments (involving the hooch) starring a cast of tipplers including our Emily, above, with her father Jim [who chronicled the Stella Cinema sign drama yesterday] outside the well-stocked Kehoe’s.
The Irish Brewer’s Association (IBA) has called on the Government to reverse last year’s excise increase on beer and cider which it said is creating significant challenges for the tourism industry and pub sector in Ireland.
The Association highlighted that 30% of the final price of a pint of beer or cider is now comprised of tax, following last year’s 22% excise increase. The Association warned that the current tax levels imposed on the sector are unsustainable and detrimental to Ireland’s economic recovery.
Charlie ‘The Pope of Foam’ Bamforth, head of Malting and Brewing Science at UC Davis, holds forth on the science and history of beer-making, how to pick the freshest pint in a pub, how beer saved the world and why he ‘teases those wine guys’.