With such an array of craft beer & cider brands out there, the closing down of the on-trade during Covid meant that online & off-trade proved a lifeline for many craft breweries. In some cases they even thrived. As a result, with the on-trade's reopening, there's new demand for craft. We review the present market for craft beers.
As President & Chief Executive of the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, Chris Swonger was in Dublin recently to attend the spiritsEUROPE Congress 2022 hosted by Drinks Ireland. Pat Nolan spoke to him about the success of Irish whiskey in the US & the continuing fortunes of the spirits industry in general there.
Courage in taking risks to provide the consumer with a veritable panoply of product has been the touchstone for success at Galvins Carry Out in Garrigaline, this year's NOffLA Off-Licence of the Year. Pat Nolan pays it a visit.