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Hungary and New Zealand take home top awards at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Hungary and New Zealand take home top awards at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

[DUBLIN, Ireland] – Out of the 370 craft beers competing in The Dublin Craft Beer Cup, it was Saison Witbier from Horizont of Hungary that took home the top prize at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair. The saison wheat beer, with its refreshing citrus aroma, was an overwhelming favourite with the 28 independent judges. The Classic Pear Cider from McCashin’s Brewery of New Zealand also struck a chord with judges, particularly its perfect balance of sweetness and acidity and its impressive pear top notes, to win The Dublin Craft Cider Cup.

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Meet the Brewery - Eight Degrees Brewing

Meet the Brewery - Eight Degrees Brewing

We caught up with Scott Baigent & Cameron Wallace of Eight Degrees Brewing to be filled in on their success to date with Eight Degrees Brewing. The lads from the Southern Hemisphere have set up in the Rebel County and are loving every minute of it!

Get up to speed on their range of over 50 unique beers and make sure to stop by to say hello to the guys at our fair!

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Meet the Brewery - Trouble Brewing

Meet the Brewery - Trouble Brewing

Stephen Clinch, of Trouble Brewing in Co. Kildare, sat down with us to chat about their brewery and its success since founding in 2010. We spoke about them going from strength to strength and the outlook on continued growth for the future.

Stephen also gave us a taste of what Trouble Brewing will be bringing to the fair, although he did keep a few surprises up his sleeve!

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LIVE MUSIC at The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair

LIVE MUSIC at The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair

We've a cracking line-up for this year's Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair! Everything from 90s pop to dynamic captivating drumming...

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Meet the Brewery - Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company

Meet the Brewery - Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company

We caught up with Simon Lynch, co-founder of Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company. Simon spoke to us about all things Wicklow Wolf, their plans for the future and how much he's looking forward to our Craft Beer & Foods Fair at the end of the month!

When was the company founded? / By whom?

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The night we hosted #irishbeerchat on Twitter...

The night we hosted #irishbeerchat on Twitter...

Last Monday evening our Brewmaster Gearoid Cahill hosted #irishbeerchat - a weekly Twitter chat where beer lovers and craft beer enthusiasts jump on Twitter for an hour to discuss all things craft beer and cider. The result was one of the fastest hours we've had on Twitter in a very long time. Here are some of the best questions and answers from the hour...

 

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What's in a taste?

What's in a taste?

When it comes to tasting beer, what constitutes a ‘good’ beer and a ‘bad’ beer? Firstly, there are many different beer types and people will gravitate to what suits their palate.

Pilsner beers can be thin on mouthfeel, taste quite bitter with no sweetness from the malt, giving a crisp clean bitterness with some fruitiness from the esters produced by the yeast naturally during fermentation.

Some ales have body with a creamy mouthfeel, sweetness from the malt, bitterness from hops and also a great hop aroma from other hop types.

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Tickets now on sale for Ireland’s largest craft beer & cider festival

Tickets now on sale for Ireland’s largest craft beer & cider festival

Tickets for Ireland’s largest craft beer and cider festival are now on sale! This year we have teamed up with Eventbrite to offer you a full range of ticketing options. Not only can you buy your tickets online but you can also purchase additional tokens before you get to the event.   

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