Ep. 115: Somellier Slam (Feat. Brewdog Dead Pony Club)

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We are joined this week by newly qualified beer sommelier Kat Creagh. We try a bunch of beer, while Kat has a go at educating us, and that way madness lies! 

All the action is brought to you by the Taphouse Bar in Ranelagh, so saddle up your mule and mosey on down!

Huge thanks as always to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 114: Bertie Bass It

This week we have Bertie Ahern, canned food combos, and very strong beer indeed!

All the action is sponsored by the TapHouse bar in Ranelagh!

Huge thanks to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 113: Canned Meat

This week we talk about canned food, Irish Hip Hop, and the latest event at the TapHouse!

On an unrelated note, all the action is brought to you by the TapHouse bar in Ranelagh!

Huge thanks as always to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 112: A Punch In The Jugs

This week on the Fine Ale Countdown, we hear about Manus' trip to Dundalk, J-Money's 3rd match, and see the return of Gavin's Games! 

All the action is brought to you by the TapHouse bar in Ranelagh!

Huge thanks as always to Neil Fitzpatrick for the Music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 111: Alltech & Hogs II

From our dusy cellars to the Convention Centre, it's The Fine Ale Countdown! This week we've got our thoughts on the 2018 Alltech Brews festival, now with 90% less hog (still lots of hog though). 

All the action is brought to you by the TapHouse Bar in Ranelagh. 

Huge thanks as always to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 110: Nuts About the Open Gate

It's the second instalment in the Open Gate Series ,and we're not alone. We are joined once again by Aaron from the OGB, as well as friend of the show John Duffy AKA the Beer Nut.

The gloves come off this week (because the brewery is warm) and we finally get answers about bad pints, the two part pour, and high gravity brewing (it's done on Jupiter apparently). All the action is sponsored by the Taphouse bar in Ranelagh!

Huge thanks as always to Neil Fitzpatrick for the Music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 109: ...in 1920 (Feat. Blacks of Kinsale KPA)

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From our dusty cellars, waiting for the fire of God to descend, it's the Fine Ale Countdown! This week we get a welcome return from perennial contenders, Blacks of Kinsale, and in the continued absence of James Belfast, we help Gerry Adams come up with a new slogan. 

All the action is brought to you by the Taphouse bar in Ranelagh.

Huge thanks to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 108: Jurrasic Norks

It's the novelization of the movie based on the book taken from the screenplay provisionally titled The Fine Ale Countdown! It should be impossible for one episode to contain this many yucks, ha-has and goofs but this week life, uh... finds a way.

All the action is brought to you by the Taphouse bar in Ranelagh, where everybody knows your name, provided you tell them what it is first.

Huge thanks to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 107: The Farting Princess (Feat. Solas Brown Porter)

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It's episode 107, and in the continued absence of James 'Wildbat' Belfast we drink Brown Porter, and talk about farts. 

All the action is brought to you by the Taphouse bar in Ranelagh. You can get there from the bus stop too, it's just that most people get the LUAS.

Huge thanks to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.

Ep. 106: The Open Gate Series #1

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It's the first episode of the Fine Ale Countdown 'Open Gate Series'! Recorded live from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, this is the first of 3 monthly instalments taking the dusty cellars on the road.

All the action in sponsored by The Taphouse bar in Ranelagh. Keep an eye out for Open Gate beers next time you're in the Taphouse!

Huge thanks to Neil Fitzpatrick for the music, and to Sentinel Audio for giving us a home.