Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock…time is counting down to this year’s Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival (with a small one of Whiskey). It all kicks off next Thursday, 5 September, at 5pm in Dublin’s RDS. Same venue as last year – Industries Hall, easiest to find via the Angelesea Road entrance.
We have a substantial line up – see the whole list below – but our festival special is an American Amber Ale that we’ve called Amber-Ella. We’ve had our pick of the Aussie hop harvest so it’s all about Galaxy and Ella in this rather special limited edition brew.
We’ll also have the very last kegs of our #hopoff ales. It’s Team Ireland with Hurricane or Cyclone from Team Aus/NZ. No pressure now.
More on the #hopoff here: It’s a Hop-Off: Hurricane IPA vs Cyclone IPA
Our offerings for the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Howling Gale Ale 5% ABV
Our flagship pale ale – pours a pale golden colour and the malty sweetness is well balanced by the American Summit and Centennial hops. Howling Gale has a pleasant grapefruit and citrus aroma
Sunburnt Irish Red 5% ABV
A traditional Irish style with a twist, it has subtle caramel notes balanced with a pleasant fragrant aroma from New Zealand and Australian hops.
Knockmealdown Porter 5% ABV
Like tackling the Knockmealdowns in a blizzard, this beer is not for wimps. The robust malt-driven ale balances dark malts with some old world bitter hops. It won’t weigh you down like a stout and offers a rich chocolaty aroma with a burst of espresso. Rotation Tap.
Bohemian Pilsner 4% ABV
Bohemians are creative dreamers who defy convention. Our Bohemian Pilsner is just that, an unorthodox lager with complex biscuity malt, soft rounded bitterness and a twist of spice from the noble Saaz and Hallertau hops.
Hurricane IPA 7% ABV
Our Northern Hemisphere #hopoff beer. Packs punchy American hops: Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic giving a fruit, lemon and pine taste bomb. Limited availability.
Cyclone IPA 7% ABV
Our Southern Hemisphere #hopoff beer. Generous helpings of Down Under hops: NZ Pacifica, NZ Motueka and Aussie Ella giving a lemon-lime and orange bang. Very limited availability. Rotation Tap.
Amber Ella 5.8% ABV
Launched at this beer fest. American Amber Ale. The Aussie hop harvest has just arrived in Europe and we piled the Galaxy and Ella into this limited edition brew.