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A weekly podcast dedicated to promoting & pushing the Craft Beer revolution in Ireland one beer at a time, one craft beer virgin at a time. Beer in Ireland doesn't start with Black Stuff, nor should it be reduced to tastless, bland chemically loaded fizzy piss. Ireland's craft beer scene is teething, waiting to break free & introduce flavourful, aromatically interesting, mouth pleasing amber to millions of macrobrewery mouth-slaves.

A weekly podcast dedicated to promoting & pushing the Craft Beer revolution in Ireland one beer at a time, one craft beer virgin at a time. Beer in Ireland doesn't start with Black Stuff, nor should it be reduced to tastless, bland chemically loaded fizzy piss. Ireland's craft beer scene is teething, waiting to break free & introduce flavourful, aromatically interesting, mouth pleasing amber to millions of macrobrewery mouth-slaves.
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A weekly podcast dedicated to promoting & pushing the Craft Beer revolution in Ireland one beer at a time, one craft beer virgin at a time. Beer in Ireland doesn't start with Black Stuff, nor should it be reduced to tastless, bland chemically loaded fizzy piss. Ireland's craft beer scene is teething, waiting to break free & introduce flavourful, aromatically interesting, mouth pleasing amber to millions of macrobrewery mouth-slaves.

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Episodes

11PM - EP028 - Hi, My name is Strong 'Beer'. Maybe.

7/13/2014
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STG£50 for a 275ml bottle of beer is reasonable right? What if I said it was almost 68% ABV? What if I said it was almost 68% ABV & the World's Strongest Beer? But, what if I said it was almost 68% ABV & labeled as 'the World's Strongest Beer' but wasn't beer? None of this is reasonable. And all of this is the dregs of beer boredom after the Brew Dog-Schorschbrau wars which went away after those sneaky Dutch bastards from Koelschip swept in & put the race on notice for it to end....

Duration:00:46:21

11PM - EP027 - Hey Vlad, giz an aul Shmoake there fella!

7/13/2014
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Last Saturday, I was kindly invited to L Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter to sample the two latest offerings from the team at Brown Paper Bag Project. In the interest of finding out more, I packed myself off into the innards of Dublin City alongside my sidekick (Or am I his? Hard to tell most times..) in all things beer-related, the Irish Beer Snob - Wayne. Episode 27 is a look at 'Vlad The Baker' & 'Shmoake', why Brown Paper Bag Project is important, & more importantly - why the beer geeks...

Duration:00:39:33

11PM - EP026 - #EBBC14 - Camaraderie, Beers, Bulls**t & Reality

7/1/2014
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Episode 26 is an extra special 1 hour episode discussing the recently held European Beer Bloggers Conference in Dublin at The Church venue; the pre-EBBC BrewDock Google Hangout with the Irish Beer Snob, #BrewsWePlate, & more, my thoughts around the talks, the beers on offer, the food, & how Irish Craft Beer bloggers post EBBC can act on the advice, & how beer bloggers can proceed off the back of this great event to further co-operation, camaraderie as well as a few bullshit opinions,...

Duration:01:09:48

11PM – EP025 - Interview With A Brew Punk, Stewart Bowman of Brew Dog

6/22/2014
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Episode 25 sees the show pass a milestone, & after a weekend at the Brew Dog 2014 Equity Punk AGM, the guys & gals of Brew Dog were able to help the show see in this milestone, with a special feature interview with Brew Dog Head Brewer, Stewart Bowman, well wishes from Captain James B Watt, & the head of Brew Dog Bar Operations, Kerry Wilson. This episode looks at where a brewery started by two men & a dog have come to seven years on, & the high hopes Ian has for Ireland's own craft...

Duration:00:48:19

11PM – EP024 - The Revolution Begins At Home.

6/15/2014
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The Irish Craft Beer Revolution has made it's push over the top, moving its beer fridge four inches closer to the promise land. But the real hard work begins locally, in the home town of the average craft beer consumer in Ireland, championing the cause in the local pub with other like minds, even as craft beer tasting clubs. The Athlone Beer Club template is one that can be easily replicated, with resouces to help from Beoir, Boards.ie & the online Irish Craft Beer Bloggerati. Episode 24...

Duration:00:38:06

11PM – EP023 - Blogging & Podcasting for Craft Beer Lovers

6/8/2014
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On Episode 23, Ian dedicated an entire special show in advance of the European Beer Blogger's Conference in Dublin this month to helping those who want to blog/podcast/make videos about craft beer find their feet in the maze of content publishing, while offering some helpful hints, do's and dont's, & advice based on his own experiences of publishing websites since 1996.

Duration:01:03:02

11PM - EP022 - In Bloom

6/2/2014
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It's the June Bank Holiday, The world's most dangerous Craft Beer Podcast goes on the road to Navan, County Meath, to Irish Beer Snob Landing to talk about the Irish Craft Beer showing from the 2014 'Bloom In The Park' event in Dublin this weekend past with Wayne Dunne, better known as 'The Irish Beer Snob'.

Duration:00:44:22

11PM – EP021 - Newbies, Ageing & Loyalty

5/25/2014
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This week on 11PM Somewhere, a regular listener sends in the mother of all e-mails that just can't be left to a mailbag episode, covering topics such as introduction beers to the world of Craft Beer (from Ireland & Afar), how long should you keep beer for/age & finally, how to explore the world of craft beer while rotating in other craft beers you like!

Duration:00:35:00

11PM – EP020 – Celebrate The Summer!

5/20/2014
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That's right, cue the music, the beers (obviously), the garish shirts, the BBQ's & the good times, 11PM Somewhere Podcast hits a milestone with Episode 20 of the show to not only bring you up-to-date on new content additions to the show, but a special time out of thanks for the good listeners who dare to sully their ears & their precious time to listen to Ireland's #1 Craft Beer Podcast & the most dangerous Craft Beer Podcast in the world. And as if that wasn't enough (it never is people...

Duration:00:30:02

11PM - EP019 - To The Extreme!

5/13/2014
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Episode 19 of the show, & we're talking about whether the Irish Craft Beer market can now sustain some regular Irish Extreme Craft Beers & grow up from the occasional experimental pilot taps, especially looking at the saleability of these kind of beers by foreign brewers in Ireland. 11PM Somewhere issues the wake-up call to Irish craft brewers to step into the breach, & give Ireland it's frist regular extreme beer. Many are called, few are chosen. Who will step up?

Duration:00:35:22

11PM - EP018 - Let Irish craft eber & cider producers sell on-site

5/5/2014
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From atop his craft beer crate, the Pontiff of Craft Porter returns for episode 18 to argue the case for Irish Craft Beer & Cider producers to be able to sell their products from their own taprooms without additional licensing, & via their websites without licensed intermediaries, while pointing to the global growth in Craft Beer tourism, showing how local producers & consumers alike of craft beer & cider can make a difference to get this ridiculous legislation changed. #DoYourBitForCraftBeer

Duration:00:31:26

11PM - EP017 - The Socialisation & Social Good of Craft Beer

4/28/2014
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Episode 17 is here, it's overdue & delayed from backing up sewers, stealing left shoes & hiding all the macro beer in town. On this episode, Ian gives an update on upcoming new content streams coming to the podcast, including twice-monthly Google Hangout live shows with a guest panel, more video content coming to youtube, diversifying the podcasts into being available as video podcasts too. If that wasn't enough, Ian looks at the social impact Craft Beer can have, the social good it can do...

Duration:00:51:00

11PM - EP016 - The 19 Craft Beers of Easter

4/19/2014
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Easter comes but once a year. But it's that familial time where luxurious comfort foods are on the tale. Spring lamb & Turkey dominate the tables, along with that armageddon stockpile of easter eggs from this years 40 days & 40 nights of the Easter Season. We are not the gentrified around a Seasonal Hunt table. We are the average craft beer drinkers. More importantly, drinkers of Irish Craft Beer. Trying to figure out what beers to have with our Easter Sunday Roast should be no more...

Duration:00:16:23

11PM - EP015 - Craft Beer Eureka!

4/14/2014
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On this episode of the World's Most Dangerous Craft Beer Podcast, Ian shares his craft beer Eureka moment, & subsequent ones he's had since, along with craft beer moments from listeners to the show including some of Ireland's best known craft beer bloggers, The Beer Nut & Simon Says. Check out the IrishCraft Beer Subreddit - /r/irishcraftbeer - for the latest news, reviews, views & more on Irish Craft Beer!

Duration:00:27:42

11PM - EP014 - I am mailbag face

4/6/2014
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Episode 14 is a watershed for the 11PM Somewhere Podcast; the first mailbag episode. On these episodes, we'll share some of the emails received to the podcast ( show[at]11pmsomewhere.com ), & share the responses with those who've taken the time to write in. On this (the first) mailbag show; audio quality on the live podcasts, oddball Irish craft beers & building the show its own swearbank.

Duration:00:22:05

11PM - EP013 - Quarterly Irish Craft Beer Catch-Up 1

4/2/2014
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Episode 13; unlucky for some, not for he who dares to drink beers on the 11PM Somewhere Podcast. On this episode, the Sultan of Carbonated Cornwater-bashing does his first quarterly review of 2014 of Irish Craft Beers that stood out for him & why. THis review looks at: Blacks of Kinsale (KPA & BIPA), Green Bullet by Mountain Man Brewing, Kerry Brewing Company (Carraig Dubh & Beal Bán), Trouble Brewing (Deception Ale & Dark Arts Porter), JW Sweetman (Pale Ale & Weiss), Double IPA by...

Duration:00:41:09

11PM – EP012 – Welcome to The Dark Side

3/23/2014
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Episode 12 of the 11PM Somewhere Podcast sees Ian atop his orangebox (again) discussing alternatives on St Patrick's Day (or any other day) to 'The Darkness' that seeps from James' Gate in Dublin, while side-stepping the Stout VS Porter argument, highlighting some of his favorite dark craft beers, giving some updates about upcoming content & the merchandise on the podcast & sharing some 4-1-1 on Irish Craft produced Stout & Porter beers; the who, what, where & why's.

Duration:00:28:03

11PM - EP011 - Rascals, Nessie & Bru

3/15/2014
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On a Friday afternoon before St Patrick's Day, Ian treked to the Beercave of Bru Brewery's Daire & Patrick to bring the second of the Brewer's Of Ireland Podcast Series. What instead happened was a stroke of luck & a podcast featuring not only Daire & Paddy of Bru Brewery, but Cathal & Emma from Rascals Brewing, & one of the brewers behind the Loch Ness Brand in Scotland, David Garratt.

Duration:00:41:06

11PM – EP010 – The (Re)Defintion Of #CraftBeer

3/8/2014
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For the 10th Episode of 11PM Somewhere, Ian picks up on the discussion & controversy State-side last week when the Brewer's Association once again took to tweaking the definition of #CraftBeer, & how we in Ireland are looking even now at our own CraftBeer industry. What can we in Ireland learn from what's gone before & happened recently in the U.S.? This issue of definition is a clearly global one, & one size may not fit all, leaving some unhappy faces of those who will feel 'wronged' &...

Duration:00:41:44

11PM - EP006 - Brewers of Ireland #01 - Rye River Brewing Co

2/26/2014
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For Episode 6 of the 11PM Somewhere Podcast, Ian kicks off the first of the 'Brewers of Ireland' interview series with Niall Phelan of the Rye River Brewing Company, better known by their McGargles beer brand to discuss the foundation of the brewery, the brand & its perceptions, the current beer line-up & beers to come, his plans for the brewery going forward, why they chose to set-up in Kilcock, County Kildare, the history of brewing in Kilcock & more.

Duration:01:11:54