Artisan beer producers brewing up a storm

The first ever Irish Craft Beer Week will be held at the end of the month, aiming to introduce consumers and publicans to the country's burgeoning craft brewing industry.

11th August, 2012
Seamus O'Hara, co-founder of Craft Beer Week and Festival. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

The first ever Irish Craft Beer Week will be held at the end of the month with the aim of introducing consumers and publicans to the country's small but burgeoning craft brewing industry. Starting on August 31, the week will culminate in the Irish Craft Beer Festival at the RDS. The event is expected to attract 6,000 visitors over three days.

There are about 20 craft breweries in Ireland at present, employing 90 people. Craft beer accounts...

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