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Cork Bartender Wins the Southern Showdown 2018

Shane Groarke of the Cask bar in Cork has won the Southern Comfort Southern Showdown 2018 cocktail contest, after a hard-fought final which put 11 of Ireland's top bartenders through their paces. Shane will now compete against Southern Showdown winners from the UK and Australia in July at the international final in New Orleans, birthplace of Southern Comfort and spiritual home of the cocktail. He [...]

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Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge

The Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge 2017 invites homebrewers across Ireland to brew a special summer fruit ale. Smithwick's Senior Brand Manager Paul Dunkin talks about this year's challenge and why Smithwick's is heroing homebrewing. Now in its second year, the Smithwick’s Homebrew Challenge is a celebration of the ups and downs of brewing; whether it’s an experiment at home with friends, or in the brewery – [...]

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