Adventures of a Trombonist

The ramblings of a brewing mad, sports nut & professional Trombonist

Foam school with Pilsner Urquell at EBBC 2014

How a beer looks seems to be king these days. Maybe it always was. At the recent European Beer Bloggers Conference we were given a beer experience of a lifetime. … Continue reading

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I get to go on some amazing trips and do some fantastic gigs as a trombonist. When my good friend Gav asked me to come back into the Finglas Concert … Continue reading

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Oileán Éadaigh West Mayo Brewery

Every brewery needs a story. It conjures up what the brewery is about, what might lie in wait for the drinker. It heightens anticipation. It creates a mystique. A brewery … Continue reading

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Barry’s ‘new ones’

Whilst at my winner dinner in Farrington’s I was treated to some fantastic new offerings on draft. I could see the excitement in Barry’s eyes as he listed them off … Continue reading

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Dinner for a winner

Farrington’s,  Temple Bar, Dublin city centre. Temple Bar has a bad rep in Ireland for being overpriced and full of plastic Paddys getting hammered.  But Farringtons.  Farrington’s is a beacon … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

My one and only love

‘The very thought of you makes my heart sing Like an April breeze on the wings of spring And you appear in all your splendor My one and only love’ … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Capital Brewers Brewday Demonstration

Two downloadable PDF guides to All-Grain Brewing. Pictorial Guide To Simple AG Brewing A Guide to Simple AG Brewing

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Robyn’s Revenge – A winning ale

We My wife likes to foster dogs from the DSPCA. A worthy cause you would say, so would I but after a while these little puppies start to grow attached to you, or … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Black Tsunami

Black Tsunami Imperial Porter Entering brewing competitions has never sat well with me. I’m not really sure why. I suppose everyone’s tastes are different when it comes to beer and … Continue reading

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DIY Stir Plate

A Stir Plate can be made quite easily with a little time and very little money. You could even make one without leaving the house. Why make a Stir Plate? … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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