"Tiago":2ksr73sb wrote: what happened to the Dublin Brewing Co.?[/quote:2ksr73sb]They went out of business in late 2004. Back then, microbreweries still had to pay excise duty at the same rate as big breweries.
"darren":2ksr73sb wrote: a friend tells me that Bowe's in Dublin has a good session on Sunday nights. They have O'Hara's IPA on tap and Dungarvan bottles.[/quote:2ksr73sb]I've been to it. I'm no connoisseur of trad, but it was a good night.
I will certainly be visiting The Corner House (Cork) on September's first Friday (when there is a nice gathering of local musicians according to the session.org - and, in my humble Brazilian opinion, [i:1nuh0efe]sliabh luachra'[/i:1nuh0efe]s music is the best of all Ireland). Hope the newly decorated The Bierhalle is opened by then, Dave!
Nut, taxes are tough issues for the microbreweries here in Brazil. Our equivalent to the excise duty (as well as the other taxes) falls the same way on the micro and macro breweries.So by now the result is: Expensive craft beer for the people who can afford it - or for the ones who saves their money the way they can to afford it.