The Irish Craft Beer Fest took place at the RDS Dublin from 7th to 9th of September 2012.
Visitors paid a €10 entrance fee for which they received a souvenir pint glass on arrival. The beer was paid for by tokens with one token (€2.50) for half a pint and two tokens for a pint. You then choose any beer served by the 20 on site Irish breweries.
It was a glorious day in Dublin, the atmosphere at the RDS was great and it felt like a summer festival with people sitting on the grass outside or listening to the live band on stage inside the hall.
Porterhouse Brewing, Eight Degrees Brewing, White Gypsy Brewery and many more were part of this beer celebration which I enjoyed with some friends.
I must say my favourite beer was not an Irish beer (I feel bad saying this) but the Kentucky Bourbon Ale imported by Carlow Brewing Company. I'm not a beer connoisseur but I loved its unique taste and smell of Bourbon.
There were some lovely food options there too. I couldn’t resist to Adare Farm’s pig-on-spit, their wrap was so succulent! For the first time in my life I had a cheese plate (€5), while drinking beer, not sure if it was the best combination. Nevertheless the cheese was delicious!
Cheese plate from Elizabeth and Peter at www.carlowfarmersmarket.com/producers/carlow-cheese.php.
Great craic, excellent beer and good company made this event well worth going to!
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