Pubs Dedicated to Craft Beer and Whiskey

Craft Beer Column by Jim Flash Gordon of Revolution & Oskars   When Revolution started some 11 Years ago, I was one of the first bars to Stock Budvar, Franzkarner , Spaten and Leffe. We installed Freezers behind the bar for shots, and the world was at one with us. Now we are 4 years […]

The Best of Irish Beer & Shopping Local

Craft beer corner by Jim Flash Gordon of Revolution & Oskars   Shopping local is the new Buzz word these days, and in the craft beer business it’s no different. Irish craft beer is as good if not better than our English & European Counterparts. Starting locally with the much acclaimed Metalman Brewery, here in […]


by Jim Flash Gordon, Revolution & Oskars I’m always a bit worried getting new beers on draught, will the punters like them, will the staff embrace them, am I mad getting rid of the main stream beers, one by one ? I suppose I am. Life if full of challenges, and the craft beer market […]

With Great Beer comes Great Responsibility

Craft beer column by Jim Flash Gordon of Revolution & Oskars Bars   We are used to going to our local bar, ordering a Pint or a long neck of beer, craft or not, it’s what we do. This week we purchased a selection of seasonal brews by Brooklyn Brewery, all in 750ml bottles, same […]

Of all the Gin Joints in all the World…….

Craft Beer (and Gin) Column by Jim Flash Gordon Revolution & Oskars Bars Gin has made a resurgence, ask for a G&T in Revolution or Oskars and you will be presented ith a menu – 28 Gins of all flavours, and a bottle of Medicinal looking tonic – Fentimans! Gin is like summer in a […]

Order me a G.&T.

Craft Beer (and spirits) Corner by Jim Flash Gordon   A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. It is usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. The amount of gin varies according to taste. Gin and tonic is traditionally garnished with a slice or wedge of lime, often slightly squeezed into the drink […]

Keeping It Local!

Craft Beer Corner By Jim Flash Gordon,   The best craft beer are usually the ones brewed closest to your local bar, the kegs are fresh, probably a week or so old. Like all good craft beer, no chemicals or additives, just good wholesome hops, malts etc. and of course water! When we travel around […]

Hoppy Crafty Christmas

Craft Beer by Jim Flash Gordon of Revolution & Oskars It was like Santa arrived at Revolution & Oskars last Thursday. Our Delivery of Christmas Beers arrived, tastier and better than last year. It’s a Tough job tasting new arrivals, but someone has to do it, it may as well be me. All decent companies […]

Good Irreverent Marketing of Beer

Craft Beer Corner by Jim Flash Gordon   NO big marketing budgets, NO Rocky Mountains or NO Santa Claus driving a 40ft juggernaut through the snow. Just great beers, with cheeky names, irreverent descriptions, something to talk about in the bar (besides sport) Try these descriptions by the brewer to see what I mean.   […]

Beer & A Whiskey Chaser Please!

Beer Corner by Jim Flash Gordon (Revolution & Oskars Bars)   WE’VE BEEN HEARING a lot of palaver lately about the new bourgeois sport of “doing pairings.” It’s not what you think; it’s the far less amusing pastime of competitively picking the precise wine that best accompanies a given bit of food. Match up a nice […]