The Irish Craft Beer Festival 2014

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What a genuinely brilliant night.

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I’ll be honest, before I went to my first Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS last Saturday night I had a tiny inkling that it might resemble Temple Bar and thus be very, very not for me.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Nice people, nice chats, music, laughs, loads of decent food and some incredible beers.

Next year again, lads?

I decided to take pics of each beer I sampled, remember each was a 250ml glass 🙂

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And then there was White Hag… I was grabbed (in the nicest possible way!) by Bob and asked if I wanted to do a tasting panel. Tried all the below; they are genuinely exceptional beers from the top drawer.

Guys, the Fleadh Red IPA in bottles.

Please.

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I’m such a lightweight that after 2 hours my switch went off in my head and I was gone. My apologies to everyone else I didn’t get around to (including some breweries whose output I love!)

One of the best Saturday nights of the year…

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