WHAT? The second annual Lughnasa Beer Festival, brought to you by Deveney’s of Dundrum, one of Dublin’s leading purveyors of specialist beers from Ireland and around the world. From pilsners to porters, ales amber and ales pale, from krieks and blondes to weiss beers and stouts, there’s something for everyone here.
WHERE? The Pod complex, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
WHY? To showcase some 300 beers from over 30 importers and producers. As organiser Ruth Deveney puts it: “Off-licences and small breweries across the country have been battling to stay afloat in recent years as the market continues to be saturated by large multinational retailers…This festival allows small and medium sized breweries and traders to promote their offerings. It also encourages consumers to explore a range of beers beyond canned commercial lager.”
HOW MUCH? €20 which will get you three Festival Punts to spend on your beers of choice and a branded commemorative festival glass in which to drink them. See below for info on buying tickets in advance, or chance your arm at the ticket box in The Pod complex from 4.30pm Friday.
CONTACT? Read Ruth’s blog posting here for more information, or see www.beerfestival.ie for info on buying tickets in advance, available through Paypal and eventelephant.com. Tickets are also available from Deveney’s of Dundrum (and Rathmines), The Vintry (Rathgar), Redmond’s of Ranelagh, Jus de Vin (Portmarnock) and Sweeney’s of Glasnevin.