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Pearse Lyons is a man on a mission.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, and a Master of Science degree in brewing technology from National University of Ireland in Dublin. Lyons went on to earn his Ph.D. in the biochemistry of yeast from the University of Birmingham in England.
This led to the first stage of his career where he worked in the beer and liquor industries in Ireland and Britain.
Alltech now has 3,000 employees in 128 countries, including more than 500 in Kentucky.
In 1999, Lyons purchased the former Lexington Brewing Company in the Bluegrass State and kickstarted the craft beer movement in Kentucky. Anyone who’s sampled a Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech knows that this man’s bona fides are fully in order.
Now he’s back in Ireland and organizing the second annual International Craft Brews and Food Fair at the Convention Centre in Dublin. What do the Irish know about beer? Sure stodgy old brands like Harp and Guinness are still around for the old timers but last year 13 new microbreweries opened on the Emerald Isle.
That pales in comparison to USA but bear in mind Ireland is roughly half the size of Alabama.
Planning on going to the International Craft Brews and Food Fair at the Convention Centre in Dublin? Industry professionals may attend beginning Thursday February 6th with the doors being opened to the general public on Friday February 7th at 5pm
The convention centre will also be host to the Dublin Craft Beer Cup , a competition pitting the UK’s best craft beers against their counterparts from the rest of the world.
Last year’s winner was Hilden Brewing Company of Lisburn, makers of Twisted Hop.
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no responses - Posted 01.20.14
I've been incredibly fortunate to have toured Europe drinking the best beers on earth near the source: The Trappist beers of Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria. Now it's time to start planning another trip to the Netherlands as Zundert, hometown of Van Gogh, and the Maria Toevlucht Abbey (est.1899) recently unveiled ...continue
5 responses - Posted 12.04.10
I don't often bandy about terms like "favorite bar" when it comes to New Orleans. After all, it's easy to have a dozen favorite bars in a city rife with as many classic as the USA's only European city . But if you pinned me down, under ...continue
no responses - Posted 11.14.10
I'm in New Orleans spending a long weekend celebrating the old timers at the 9th edition of Ponderosa Stomp. I know the cost of drinking at House of Blues to be prohibitive so I come up with a plan where I'll dash out between sets and ...continue
no responses - Posted 11.01.10
Local bar baron Igor Margan has been in the booze industry in New Orleans since the 1970's. He has a handful of bars but the iconic one is Checkpoint Charlie, which, like the old dividing ground between the Germanys, splits the difference between the Marigny and the French Quarter in New ...continue
no responses - Posted 10.25.10
I remember seeing Kermit Ruffins at Grundy's Music Room, a subterranean jazz club on Birmingham's rough and tumble Northside when I was an 18 year old kid fresh out of the hollers of Eastern Kentucky-what seems like a million or so years ago now. This was my ...continue
no responses - Posted 10.18.10
Once you get way deep into the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans there are still a few unvarnished gems good for a tipple or two. BJ's Lounge is one of them. While the building looks like it might collapse at any given moment I have a feeling ...continue
1 response - Posted 10.11.10
Growing up in rural Tennessee, Evelyn Redman had a dream: To get the Hell out of McMinn County and see what the rest of the world had to offer. New Orleans seemed as good a place as any so she hit the open road and ended up in ...continue