Killarney Beerfest

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At the end of May, as spring slips into summer, you can slake your thirst at the Killarney Beerfest   where a wide range of craft breweries (plus whiskey and gin distillers) compete for awards while you sip your artisan stout to the accompaniment of live local bands.

As County Kerry shakes off the winter blues, wraps up its St Patrick’s Day festivities and blossoms into 40 shades of springtime green, the calendar erupts in an extravaganza of events. Whether you’re into artisan food, craft beer, Irish literature or trad music, there’s a festival for you somewhere in the Kingdom Of Kerry.

The best of Irish Craft Brewers will descend upon Killarney and bring with them kegs of crafty beers! The weekend includes beer tastings, master classes, awards and competitions with BEOIR, and a Food Village.

For those who know how to enjoy themselves treat yourself to a selection of Heavenly Brews at Killarney Beer Festival always around the end of the month of May.

In association with Beoir Ireland this bumper weekend includes Beer tasting, master classes, awards, competitions, food village and best of all live entertainment.

Learn the Beer 101 from the best in the business with brewing demonstrations, tastings; meet the brewers, beer & food pairing classes and a whole lot more.

Browse the stalls, enjoy a masterclass or two and soak up the festive atmosphere and live music. Beer music and food, three of the best combinations outside of barley, hops and yeasts!

There will be lots to sample! You will need to buy tokens on the day of the event to exchange for a beer/drink and food.

The Awards are open to all Irish breweries. Judges will be from independent beer consumer groups such as Beoir, CAMRA and other EBCU members.

Sit back and sip your stout with live entertainment and stroll through the Artisan Food Village armed with your fork to taste the best of authentic Irish food.

Don your beer goggles and prepare to be converted when you listen to the passion of the brewers as they thrill you with stories of hops and barley leaving you gasping for a craft beer.

The league of extraordinary beer drinkers in the guise of Beoir Ireland will host their unique awards programme with over 8 categories including Pale Ale, Dark Ale, Wheat Beer, Porter & Stout, Sour Beer. A Beoir Champion Beer of Ireland will be crowned at the festival.

The Awards are open to all Irish breweries. Judges will be from independent beer consumer groups such as Beoir, CAMRA and other EBCU members. It is an impartial and independently run beer competition that is blind tasted by judges brought in with a wealth of experience from around the world.

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