Good Value Pints

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Good Value Pints

Post by irish_goat » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:59 pm

Been noticing the price of pints gradually rising in Dublin. Went to the Squareball and pints of Hopfully were €6.20 and then I paid €6 for 330ml a can of Whiplash session pale ale. Went to the Gasworks next where pints can be got for €5 with the Beoir vouchers although Galway Bay prices are generally high, especially with the smaller measures.

So anyone any recommendations for good value pinting in Dublin? Aware of Porterhouse’s beer of the day for €4.50.

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Post by TheBeerNut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:13 pm

JW Sweetman does pints for under a fiver with a loyalty card. You can get a card by buying a tasting tray, IIRC. Their full prices aren't steep anyway. Cask pints are €5 in Underdog.

Galway Bay developed a reputation for being expensive but other places have really caught up and they're often among the cheaper options now.
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Re: Good Value Pints

Post by oreils87 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Galway Bay seems to have gone crazy with some of the pints they pour. Was in Black Sheep last week and they had 330ml of Green Machine for 6.30! The same in Tesco can be bought in a can for 2.50.
When they pulled out the 330ml glass I thought there was a mistake as its a 5% Pale ale, But nope that's the price they wanted to charge.

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Post by irish_goat » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:12 am

Good prices in Sweetmans yeah but have found their beers to be just ok recently. Not usually anything to write home about.

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Post by TheBeerNut » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:53 am

The porter is one of the best in regular production, IMO.
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Post by Stephanos » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:09 pm

TheBeerNut wrote:The porter is one of the best in regular production, IMO.
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Post by TheBeerNut » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:14 pm

Porterhouse has jumped on the €5 cask wagon. Their new Yippy IPA was tasting great at the weekend in Temple Bar.
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Post by irish_goat » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:15 pm

Sweetmans porter is good but I inevitably try their seasonal when I'm in there and they haven't blown me away anytime recently.

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Post by TheBeerNut » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Being blown away generally costs more than JWS charges.
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Post by irish_goat » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:37 pm

True, better value to be found in Porterhouse though. Plus Porterhouse do the loyalty card which in effect is a 10% discount on pints.

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Re: Good Value Pints

Post by KeeganAles » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:12 am

Shakespeare's own lager (attached to the Korean restaurant called Hophouse on Parnell St.) is a Rye River rebadge, I'm pretty certain.

At €4 a pint, it's in the running for cheapest craft in city centre.

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Re: Good Value Pints

Post by Draken_35 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:13 am

Sounds great, I'll make sure to hop there when I'll be in Dublin, probably in 6 months.
Key question: what kind of luxurious, respectable establishment would you recommend when you're hungry as a wolf after a couple pints and it's already too late for usual restaurants? Do you guys have kebab joints for this like we do on the continent?

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Post by TheBeerNut » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:17 am

Yep, Zaytoon on Parliament Street.
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