The ICBCF kicks off at 6pm today. I suspect it will be quiet enough today but tomorrow after work is when the masses start showing up. Apart from being immensely good fun, this beer festival is the showcase of Irish Craft Beer in Ireland so the breweries often take this opportunity to launch new beers or one off specials. This can sometimes be just one or two new beers from a brewery but sometimes it ends up being a lot more.
To give you just a taster of what to expect, if I take just one brewery that will be in attendance and show you what they have, you could take that to expect a lot of interesting and new beers.
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There will be a couple of collaboration brews to look out for from O’Hara’s & J W Sweetman as well as Trouble & Hooker.
So, head along and see what the Irish Craft Beer scene has to offer. Here are the times:
5th September (6pm – 11.30pm)
6th September (noon – 12.30am)
7th September (noon – 12.30am)
8th September (noon – 8pm)
It costs €10 for entry, which includes a souvenir pint glass (real glass, not plastic).
If you are a card carrying member of Beoir, CAMRA (or other EBCU organisation) or the National Homebrew Club, you get in for half price. Just be sure to show your membership card.
You should also have the option of joining Beoir when you arrive to avail of the half price entry. It's only €10 for the year and you will get more than your money's worth back in discounts and other benefits.