Hoppy IPA Day!

Hoppy IPA Day!

Let’s Raise a Glass to IPAs Each year, the first Thursday in August is celebrated as IPA Day and is celebrated by beer lovers the world over. Known for its strong hoppy aromas and fresh flavours, IPA, is short for Indian Pale Ale. This is a style of beer that can...
Non-alcoholic Bitters? It’s a Thing Now

Non-alcoholic Bitters? It’s a Thing Now

Anyone who’s worked in a bar or pub can probably attest to seeing that small bottle, with the yellow lid and often well worn, off white, label sitting on the back bar. It’s not often used (unless working in a busy cocktail bar) and just seems to be there. That bottle...
Non-Alcoholic Beer and Driving

Non-Alcoholic Beer and Driving

We have been experiencing some glorious weather over the last few weeks here in Ireland. Sunshine, clear skies and most surprisingly, little to no rain which means going out and having a beer with friends in a pub’s outdoor area is quite feasible. While a friend and I...
“Can a Sober Person Consume Non-Alcoholic Beverages?”

“Can a Sober Person Consume Non-Alcoholic Beverages?”

It seems like a fairly cut and dried question, “Can a sober person consume non-alcoholic drinks?”. At a glance, “yes” would be the obvious answer. Sober, meaning “unaffected by alcohol” and non-alcoholic drink meaning “a beverage not containing alcohol”, a match made...
Non-Alcoholic vs Alcohol-Free

Non-Alcoholic vs Alcohol-Free

In the mindful drinking community, there are some terms thrown around regularly. Perhaps two of the most common of these terms are “alcohol-free” (AF) and “non-alcoholic” (NA). It is also not uncommon to see the whole sector of the drinks industry referred to as the...