What's the Craic?
Craic believes in Irish beer. Our sole purpose is to champion the amazing beers being produced by independent Irish brewers. We’re determined to introduce these beers to as many people as humanly possible, and do our bit to keep the Irish beer scene growing.
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New Beer Releases
What can we say? We love Amarillo. When you get the good stuff it’s unbeatable… Amarillo is one of those rockstar hops. We strive to get the stuff that’s right there in that sweet spot of the picking window that gives us everything we’re looking for in this hop, heavy tangerine, citrus, a touch of lychee and orange and a low end rumble of stone fruit. Apocalypse Dreams is a beer constructed around all that.Read More
The fizzy, tart, and sweet characteristics that made the Raspberry-Lime Rickey cocktail a flawless summer drink, now beautifully expressed in beer form. A rich berry explosion rounded off with the sour tang of refreshing lime. Crispy, featuring a gorgeous red hue and a clean, citrusy flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.Read More
Unlike many sour beers on the market today our latest sour is not a kettle sour, where the wort is pre-soured with lactobacillus in the kettle before boiling. Fruits dominate, with tartness present from the sour wort but also from the natural fruit sharpness. Sweet and sour fruit gives way to more lingering acidic flavours in the aftertaste. Relatively dry finish makes the overall sensation refreshing and moreish.Read More
Our first DIPA and our first beer available in cans. Named after the Height in Ennis, i.e. the top of the town, this 8% abv has a whopping 26G/L of hops. Bursting with tropical mango and pineapple, we wonder why we didn’t do this sooner.Read More
Our Irish Heather Sour Ale is an interpretation of a Neolithic-era indigenous ale. This “Gruit” utilises Irish Heather flowers in place of hops to balance the sweet, rich malts. We also use a hint of peat-smoked barley to replicate the flavours produced by the ancient practice of heating the brew using turf-fired stones. We then innoculate and ferment the wort using wild yeasts from the Heather to produce the characteristic sourness of these ancient wild ales.Read More
Our fourth edition of the Barrel Aged Black Boar, we chose some very special 12-year Bourbon barrels, which complement the complex dark chocolate and rich coffee flavours of the Black Boar. Expect an intensely flavoured, big, dark ale. Roasty and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence. Dark fruit flavors meld with roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes to create a very full-bodied, velvety, luscious texture.Read More