Indie Beer Week - Various Events Around Country
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From the 23rd June to 2nd July, breweries across Ireland will be opening their doors and inviting their local communities to join them for Indie Beer Week, a celebration of independent Irish beer making.
 
Fancy a cold one after a calorie-burning session of stand-up paddle boarding? The brewers at Lough Gill in Sligo have you covered. Or are you more the sedentary type who enjoys the sublime combination of beer and BBQ? Then a visit to Killarney Brewing - where they’ll be serving their beer with spit-roasted pig - might be just the thing.
 
Up at Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal people will be able to bottle their own beer and soft drinks, while the brewers at Carrig in Leitrim will be giving a hands-on brewing demonstration. Meanwhile, down in Cork, the team at Eight Degrees will be pairing beer tastings with funky music, good local food and a public unveiling of their new brewery.
 
Be it in Waterford, Dublin, Galway, Longford, Kildare, Louth, or Tipperary … nearly every county and community in Ireland now has an independent brewery in its midst. Indie Beer Week is an opportunity for people to discover the great beer being made all around them.
 
“This is the beauty of the independent craft beer movement, says Kevin O’Hara, the current Chairman of the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland. “It’s brought beer making back into local communities. As a group, we wanted to create an event celebrating the links between the breweries and their communities. This is what Indie Beer Week is all about – the simple pleasure of enjoying a well-made local beer with your friends and neighbours.”
 
The calendar of events planned for the week is as diverse as the breweries participating. There will be brewery open days and tours, beer tastings and talks, fundraisers for charity, and plenty of fun and games.
 
The people at Metalman in Waterford are planning a scavenger hunt in the city. In Galway, Independent Brewing and Galway Hooker will be working together on a joint brewery tour experience where visitors do two brewery tours in one day. Dungarvan Brewing are teaming up with Merr's Gastropub to host a four course beer and food tasting menu. In Carlow, you can help O’Hara’s celebrate their 21 st in style with live music and DJs at the brewery. Or you can stop in at Tig Bhric in West Kerry where Beoir Corcha Dhuibhne will have an afternoon of music, food and prizes.
 
Brewers will also be working together closely with other local food producers, craftspeople, musicians, and artists to showcase the independent spirit of their region. “This is another important aspect of small independent breweries,” O’Hara says. “Besides making great beer, they very often act as a hub and catalyst for other local activities. This is something we really want to shine a light on with Indie Beer Week, that small breweries can act as a cultural and economic catalyst in a region.
 
We want to show our commitment to our local communities and say thanks for the way they have embraced us.”
 
Indie Beer Week kicks off on June 23 rd and runs until July 2 nd 2017. The initiative is cofunded by the participating breweries and the Local Enterprise Office. For a full calendar of events, please go to www.indiebeerweek.ie
 

 

 

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