Irish brewers open their doors for Indie Beer Week

"We wanted to create an event celebrating the links between the breweries and their communities"

Between the 23rd of June and the 2nd of July, a number of Ireland's favourite craft breweries are opening their doors and planning events for 'Indie Beer Week.'

"This is the beauty of the independent craft beer movement," said 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," he continued.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • At Kinnegar Brewing in Donegal people will be able to bottle their own beer and soft drinks 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.
  • The team at Carrig in Leitrim will be giving a hands-on brewing demonstration.n 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dungarvan Brewing are teaming up with Merry's Gastropub to host a four-course beer and food tasting menu.
  • In Carlow, you can help O’Hara’s celebrate their 21st in style with live music and DJs at the brewery. Or you can stop in at Tig Bhric in West Kerry where

Full details are available at www.indiebeerweek.ie.