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*NO SPOILERS* Don't worry lads.

After last night's Battle of Winterfell, most of us need a good, strong drink. Luckily, some of our favourite alcohol companies have released limited edition Game of Thrones spirits to celebrate the final season.

Did someone say 'cocktails'? We did. Big bag of cans with the White Walkers sounds good to us.

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1. White Walker Whiskey by Johnnie Walker Scotch.

Johnny Walker is our new bestie. The veteran scotch brand and mixologist master Gabe Orta has created six special serves alongside the White Walker Whiskey.

This is exactly what we need to numb our emotional trauma of character deaths. Each of the half-a-dozen drinks is inspired by the iconic HBO series, and are easy to make at home. 

'Rooting for the Night King' is an ice-cold mix of whiskey, but add coconut soda to create the 'Army of the Dead''. Targaryen fans can make a fiery blend of burne rosemary, whiskey and cinnamon syrup in the 'Dragonglass Old Fashioned.'

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Price: €38 (£33)

The GOT-'Old Fashioned' features Zacapa Rum, Dram palo santo bitters, Angostura, rosemary stalk and smoked cinnamon syrup. Yum.

Make the 'Hold the Door' (SOB) with whiskey, berry soda and blackberries and raspberries as a garnish. 'Sword in the Darkness' is made with vermouth, bitter liqueur, Angostura, Pimento bitter, brandy cherries and whiskey.

Your head will be spinning in no time, get ready to forget the pain of watching this brilliant show.

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2. Ommegang's 'Game of Thrones' Beer

'For the Throne', 'Winter is Here', 'Valar Dohaeris', Bend the Knee', 'Fire and Blood', 'Queen of the Seven Kingdoms', 'Mother of Dragons', King in the North' and 'Hand of the Queen' are all new flavours brought our by Ommegang to commemorate GOT.

Brewery Ommegang are a craft outpost in NYC, and first teamed up with HBO back in 2013. It has since created, brewed and released over 10 special beers to pay homage to the show and it's characters.

The collection also features imperial stour, red kriek ale, golden ale and smoked porter, and can be bought on drizly.com's website.

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Price: €8

3. Game of Thrones Chardonnay wine

Remember all of the episodes in which Cersei Lannister drinsk deviously out of a goblet of never-ending wine?

Well, now that can be you. Picture yourself as Tyrion, always sipping his storage of vino and plotting ways to defeat evil.

8wines have released a Game of Thrones 2016 Chardonnay with bursts with tropical fruit like guava, mango and honeydew melon along with zesty lime, peach and white blossom aromas for feverish fans.

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Price: €36.15

4. Cardhu Game of Thrones 'House Targaryen' gold reserve single malt scotch whiskey

Eight Scottish distilleries have collaborated with Westeros' ruling families based on their independent traits: Lagavulin paired with House Lannister and Cardhu aimed at House Targaryen.

The Night's Watch got theirs from Oban Bey Reserve, in a gorgeous blac bottle, but we love Cardhu's House Targaryen's gold reserve single malt scotch whiskey.

The fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen has fuelled this whiskey on behlaf of legendary women and their unwavering perseverance. The drink involves notes of baked apple with spices, cloves, nuttiness and caramel character.

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Prices: €35.80 upwards

Interestingly, the Cardhu Distillery was created by Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth during the 1800s, a period when the whisky industry was basically entirely male-dominated.

We love a fierce female. You can snag the whole collection here.

One last thing; You need a KILLER glass to drink away your GOT-related sorrows in. We've found the perfect goblet to tackle that freezing cold winter.

Introducing…

5. The Weirwood Tree Goblet by EMP.

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Price; €39.99

We couldn't let you drink such outstanding alcohol in a regular glass, now could we? A true fan appreciates the metal, stainless steel version of the mysterious tree.

The tree is featured in the godswood of Winterfell, and has carved faces in it's bark. It's rumoured to be key in the final series, mainly because of Bran Stark.

Drink responsibly, lads, but enjoy these gorgeous Game of Thrones collaborations this season.

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It seems that every day, another company is trying to become more environmentally-aware and it's fab.

The latest to make new moves towards helping our world be a better place is the leading beer company, Carlsberg.

They obvs use a lot of wrapping and plastic in their six-packs, but no more!

What's the solution, so?

Recyclable glue!

From now on, the cans will be held together by this glue – pretty cool right?

When the new multi-pack of beer cans arrive, it will be a world first and it is set to cut back the Danish brewer’s use of plastic to package by more than 75%.

Called “Snap Packs”, they have spent three years in development and are strong enough to make it unscathed from shelf to home, but will break when twisted. 

Brits will be the lucky ones to debut the eco-friendly packaging innovation as Carlsberg has chosen the UK market, as it consumes 30% of its beer yearly.  

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a big fan of this new development and has hailed it as a “big step” in efforts to tackle the deteriorating situation regarding plastic pollution. 

The company will reduce its plastic use by 1,200 tonnes a year, i.e. 60 million plastic bags once the ''Snap Packs'' are rolled out. 

As the plastic rings can trap birds and animals, this issue is serious.

Bo Oksnebjerg, secretary-general of WWF Denmark said in a press release that, ”our wildlife is drowning in plastic. We, therefore, need to act now. We need less plastic to end up in nature. That is why we consider it huge progress that Carlsberg is now launching solutions that significantly reduce the amount of plastic in its packaging.”

So, we can now buy a six-pack of beer without harming the environment?

Count us right in. 

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Christmas is the season to be jolly (or at least that's how the song goes), and what better way to relax and be merry than catching up with old friends over an ice cold beer? 

And while most of might have a hard time telling our pale ales from our pilsners, there's always one friend who reckons they're a gold standard connoisseur. 

Here's our top 10 gifts for the beer fanatic in your life. 

Cheers! 

 

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There is nothing better than cracking open a nice beer at the end of a long week. 

If you're a fan of exploring new beverages and love a festive atmosphere, then this upcoming event is for you. 

The Brewtonic Beer Festival is coming to The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard from Septermber 29 to October 1. 

'Brewtonic presents its first beer festival across The Bernard Shaw Pub and Eatyard food market,' reads the event description.

'Coming from the team that brought you Gin Fusion, Rumbullion and Tippletown, we now turn our attention to our favourite sudsy beverage. Along with our friends Rascals, Kinnegar, The White Hag, Hopfully one of our all-time favourite breweries Sierra Nevada we bring you a celebration of all things beer.'

 There are set to be activities to suit everyone, with food pairings from some of the best street food vendors in Ireland.

There will also be talks, demos and games for beer newbies and veterans alike. 

We're marking our calanders…

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Today is International BEER Day and if you needed an excuse to go out for one this evening, here it is. 

What better way to pay tribute to our national beverage than sharing our favourite places to enjoy a pint? 

To celebrate this proud day in style, we conducted a quick poll in the SHEmazing HQ and have come up with our list of the 10 best pubs in Dublin. 

You know where to find us this evening…

1. Grogan's

Does this city gem really need an introduction? Among the many reasons we love Grogan's, we have to mention their more than decent toastie, the great pint and the eclectic mix of creatives, young and old.

A little slice of days gone by.

 

#dublin no music no teli just drinks ham and cheese sandwiches and boisterousities

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2. Fallon's

Nestled near Saint Patrick's Cathedral, we love this small, cosy, unpretentious pub which also boasts one of the best snugs in Dubbers.

3. The Long Hall

This iconic venue celebrated its 250th birthday last year and was recently awarded Dublin Pub of the Year.

On top of its amazing interior and buzzing atmosphere, the George’s Street institution offers the best window for people watching.

 

The Long Haul pub in Dublin #longhaul #dublin #pub #ireland #latergram

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4. The Bernard Shaw

It might have a bit of a reputation for being a hipster haunt, but there are few places in the city you'll find such a great mix of people and an equally great vibe. 

There are good deals on drinks and if you get a bit peckish or need a little soakage, the Big Blue Bus is perfectly poised to serve up a slice of alcohol-absorbing pizza to sort you out. 

 

One week of summer.

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5. Kehoe's

Who doesn't love a great old men pub?

This higgledy-piggledy pub has so much character and the best crowd you could hope for.

 

It's been too long my old friend #kehoe #guinness #goodtobehome

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6. O'Neills

This sprawling venue on Suffolk Street is pretty much a landmark at that stage.

They do delicious food all day, have cheap drinks and live music every night. What else could we ask for?

 

"Welcome to Dublin where theres a pub on every corner and two in between."

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7. Blackbird

With its quirky decor and covered outdoor area, this Rathmines gem has conquered our hearts – including for the delicious pizzas and fun games which make it that bit different to any other pub.

We definitely recommend.

 

Good times with good friends 

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8. The Beach Tavern

A quintessentially Irish old man pub – with enough craic to last a life time.

A five minute walk from the Aviva Stadium, it is a great spot for a pre and post match pint that won't cost you a fortune.
 

 

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9. Pmacs

Owned by the same people as Blackbird in Rathmines and Cassidys on Westmoreland St, this fantastic place offers free crisps, board games and britpop/grunge soundtrack.

Oh, and the booze…

 

#pmacs #pmacspub #Dublin #beer #craftbeerdublin #craftbeer #food #irishfood #thirstythursday

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10. Toners

As old-school as they come! 

This place smells like a pub your grandad would have drank in – and we just love it.

BONUS

The jury wishes to give an honorary mention to The Barge…. on a sunny day.

Although technically that has nothing to do with a pub, the craic is real along the canal when the sun is out.

 

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Stop. Everything.

If you've ever fancied something a little stronger than your tall skinny-latte, listen up. 

Starbucks have just announce plans to open their largest branch to date, housing a coffee-roasting area, retail spaces, a Princi bakery, and wait for it – a mezzanine bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

The 20,000-square-floor store is set to open on New York's Ninth Avenue and is said to be modelled after the original Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.

The news comes from a Starbucks attorney, Jonathan Bing, who presented the news to Manhattan’s Business Licenses and Permits committee on Wednesday.

The company have also announced plans to recruit local artists to perform at the venue.

There's no word yet on whether Starbucks' new boozy menu will hit Irish shores anytime soon, but we can't imagine we'll have to wait too long.

We are the inventors of the boozy coffee after all.

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Beer yoga is being tipped as the next big fitness craze, and it's one we could definitely get behind. 

The practise combines traditional poses with an ice cold bottle of your favourite larger.

The concept took off just over a year ago at a yoga studio in Berlin, Germany, when yoga teachers, Jhula and Emily, introduced it to the locals after seeing the idea at the Burning Man festival.

 

What a fabulous day. Thanks for the love and the laughs Bieryogis

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Beer yoga is the self-described  "marriage of two great loves,'' both of which are ''centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul."

Honestly, it sound like a hipster's own personal heaven, but founders, Jhula and Emily insist they are very serious about what they do.

"BeerYoga is fun but it's no joke.''

 "We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness."

The alternative fitness trend has started to spread internationally, with classes poping up in Australia and the US.

Sadly, there's no word yet on when the craze will hit Dublin, but we predict that the concept will prove very popular on these shores. 

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Beer is something to be enjoyed on a hot summer's day, in a lovely big glass… right?

Well, not if you're drinking this beer, because you would potentially end up in hospital after just one bottle.

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Snake Venom is the world's strongest beer, with a 70 percent alcohol content (context: vodka is 37.5 percent)!

The brew is made with smoked Scottish peat malt, and both Champagne yeast and ale yeast.

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According to the drink supermarket, the beer "has a sweet, nutty aroma, a fruity flavour and fiery, intense finish."

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The beer is EXPENSIVE (of course), setting you back €70 for a 275ml bottle.

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However, a single shot of this bad boy, and you will be more than ready for your night out!  

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Have you ever found that you don't have enough time to pre-drink before a night out? 

WELL, why not pre-drink while you get glammed-up, with this excellent new beer?!

Swedish brewery Pangpang has collaborated with a creative agency, to develop a new beer that is meant to be consumed specifically in the shower.

Shower beer has a 10 percent alcohol volume, so it will hit you a little harder than normal beers, and it also comes in a small bottle which is designed to be finished in three sips.

Currently, the beer is only available in Sweden; HOWEVER, you keep an eye on Snask's website, where we're hoping they'll start shipping it internationally. 

 

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Word of warning: the bottles are made of glass, which is not exactly safe for a wet shower.

So please, shower beer responsibly. 

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In the US, Starbucks hold various Starbucks Evenings where people can go to have a glass of wine or a pint of beer in the chain restaurant for one night only.

Yep, it's something we all wish would come here sometime soon, but another thing that might be stepping onto the scene in the near future is the Starbucks cocktail.

The coffee chain has just debuted its new drink which is made by an espresso and… beer.

It's called an Espresso Cloud IPA (they've already trademarked it) and it sounds hella' complicated to make.

According to Delish, you "shake up some espresso with ice, orange pieces and sweet vanilla to create a frothy foam and then spoon it on top a pint of hoppy IPA to imitate the head of the beer.

"The rest of the citrusy espresso shot is served on the side for you to pour into the IPA which creates the namesake 'espresso cloud' of the drink."

OK, so instead of all that mumbo jumbo, you basically just drop an espresso into a glass of beer and it goes really foamy. It does look delightful, though.

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If prepping for pres is not your thing it might be time to pay attention as that last minute dash down the wine aisle on a Saturday night could be costing you a fair bit of money.

A new study by mobile shopping app Ibotta has found that you should not shop for wine and beer at weekends as alcohol tends to cost more on Saturdays and Sundays than it does during the week.

According to Redbook, while analysing 50 million receipts Ibotta learned that a bottle of vino is on average 6 percent cheaper to buy on a Tuesday than it is at the weekend and beer costs 9 percent less on a Monday than it does on Saturday or Sunday.

Because this study was conducted in the US, we’re unsure how accurately its findings apply to Ireland but it does suggest it could be worthwhile keeping an eye on daily alcohol prices here too just in case.

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Brunch has become one of our favourite hobbies. And as Carrie Bradshaw once said, brunch without alcohol is just a sad, late breakfast.

However, when Bank Holidays knock around, we tend to get very excited and blow our paycheck over one weekend, leaving us pretty much broke for the rest of the month.

Well, there's no need to worry anymore because one Dublin restaurant has you sorted.

No. 5 Vinoteca on Merrion Row, the Spanish wine bar are after introducing a new deal which will see us sipping on bottomless glasses of wine.

On the next June Bank Holiday, the bar is offering it's customers a €50 deal which includes four tapas dishes and an open bar tab (yep, we kid you not).

The open bar means you can choose from our beloved wine, or go down the beer or cocktail route.

For €60, the deal offers a wider drink selection, and for 70 quid, you can get unlimited champagne. 

However, there's a catch. The Bottomless Brunch deal only lasts for two hours.

Bookings for The Bottomless Brunch are available from 12.30pm to 4pm. To book call 01 4824970 or visit here

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