Originally Posted by Sky King
Well to be fair, we have beer tossers to thank for the increased variety available these days, so lets not write them off altogether.
It's thanks to eejits in startupps making manky pale ale in their bathtubs that people started drinking the stuff.
Now proper brewers like Diageo who can actually control their brewing process have taken over with the like of Smithwicks Pale Ale - it's my pale ale of choice these days - far superior to almost everything else on offer, with the exception of McGargles which have a few decent ones. Excellent, balanced taste and total consistency.
The 'local stuff' is usually made on a shoestring by unqualified morons on 10th-hand equipment and tastes like detergent. There are a few exceptions to this, but not many.
Where to start with this? You're saying the likes of Kinnegar, Ballykilcavan, Trouble Brewing, Dot Brewing, Blacks of Kinsale etc are unqualified morons using 10th hand equipment?
You do know Diageo will make the blandest beers that appeal to the mass populace and market them as "craft"?