Craft beer | The Craft Beer Festival

The Craft Beer Festival is coming to Dublin! But do you really know what craft beer is? In this post we want to give you some good information to make you become an expert in craft beer!

The definition of Craft Beer is essentially related to three words: small, independent and traditional.
Let’s have a look at these descriptions below:
· Craft brewers are small brewers.
· The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation. Craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent. Traditional, interesting and sometimes non-traditional ingredients are often used to add special feature.
· Craft brewers maintain integrity by what they brew and their general independence, free from a substantial interest by a non-craft brewer.

This might sound a bit of a hipster trend, but there is actually much more than that. The beginning of craft beer industry in Ireland goes far back in time (people say that even St. Patrick had his own brewer, a priest called Mescan, who manufactured and supplied Ale). However, nowadays people appear to be more keen on experimenting and trying different types of beer. While there are many manufacturer beers, craft beer has become a symbol of quality and exclusivity. As a consequence of this, the number of breweries in Ireland dropped from 200 in the 19th century to 40.

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Looking at how popular the craft beer movement became in Ireland, it’s no surprise that the Irish Craft Beer Festival is one of the most expected events of the year. This festival is the largest celebration of Irish Brewing in Ireland. Taking place in RDS from 7th September to Saturday 9th September, this event will be full of live music, more than 300 different beers, hand-made Irish food, ciders, cocktails and much more. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend and enjoy this celebration of the booming craft beer industry, don’t miss it.

If you are looking for craft beer on a night out in Dublin, you can find some beer names and pubs below.

Here are three famous craft beers from Dublin:
1. Five lamps: it has a slightly more complex taste profile than the commercially produced lagers, with a biscuity malt flavour and some fruit notes.4.2% ABV
2. Plain Porter: Officially “The Best Stout in the World”, 4.2% ABV.
3. Handsome Jack IPA: An intense and citrusy double dry hopped. 6.6 ABV.

You can find them in these craft beer pubs in Dublin:
1. Against the Grain: located in Wexford St, this pub gets rare special beers that are not available anywhere else in Ireland.
2. 57 The Headline: you can find this pub at 56-57 Clanbrassil Street Lower in Dublin 8. A new pub with a wide range of craft beer to choose from.
3. Porterhouse Temple Bar: located in the most famous area of Dublin, this pub was the first craft pub in Dublin


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