A special week in the craft scene, this weekend sees the return of the annual Irish craft beer festival in the RDS in Dublin. The festival grows bigger each year and now plays host to over 50 Irish breweries showcasing over 300 beers, some of which are exclusive to the event. Guest international brewers, cider makers and a healthy list of Irish distillers round out an amazing list of hand made products.
Some of our favourite breweries and friends will be present, with Rascals brewing showcasing their first ever sour beer along side some of the incredible barrel aged beers that they craft in their Dublin brewery. The White Hag brewery from Sligo will be selecting from their huge list of beers inspired by Irish mythology and traditional brewing techniques as well as bringing a special second bar that will focus solely on beer infusions, and Trouble Brewing will be introducing never before seen west coast and an east coast IPA’s.
We will be wandering the floor on Thursday tasting all the great beers on offer and planning what to stock over the coming months. If you have any interest in meeting us to have a chat about beer, or you just can’t make the event and want to live it through us, keep an eye on our Instagram story @IdleWildDublin to see where we are and what we think.
Check back for more in depth write ups on some of the breweries and beers we try at the event, as well as a review of the overall experience, coming over the next couple of weeks.