Here’s some photos from an amazing day of beer, meat, sunshine and good times. But mostly meat.
The whole world is familiar with the black stuff, but there’s a chance you haven’t heard of Guinness’ Open Gate Brewery. Based in Dublin at the same location as the Guinness Storehouse, the Open Gate is the Guinness brewers’ licence to be creative.
Although there’s been an experimental brewery at St. James’s Gate for over a hundred years, the Open Gate taproom only opened to the public in late 2015. Most of the experimental beers are exclusively available in the taproom, although some of the most successful have made their way into bars, restaurants and off-licences across the UK including Citra IPA and Hop House 13.
We were really excited to have a chat with the General Manager of the Open Gate, Padraig Fox to discuss all things beer, food and the third annual Guinness x Meatopia which takes place at the Open Gate Brewery, 5th-7th July 2019.
Paddle & Peel is the eighth addition to Galway Bay‘s craft beer pub portfolio in Dublin, and their twelfth in Ireland, having opened in mid 2018 on the site of the former Beerhouse at 199 King Street North.
It’s a stone’s throw from one of their other pubs, The Black Sheep on Capel St, so you might wonder if there’s a requirement for a second Galway Bay pub in the neighbourhood but Paddle & Peel ain’t your standard Galway Bay offering… Paddle & Peel specialise in artisanal pizzas! And as we all know, there’s no better beer pairing. READ MORE