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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Upcoming Events

May 2020

Craicing Beers With…. Four Provinces!

We're delighted to announce that the next "Craicing Beers with…." session will be with the brilliant Four Provinces! On the night, we'll be welcoming Four Provinces owner Fergal Chambers. This is an interactive session where we'll be tasting and discussing five different Four Provinces beers live and inviting you to join in on the chat and share your feedback. Of course you're more than welcome to just watch if you'd prefer! ...
28 May
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
June 2020

Virtual Beer Festival #2

After the massive success that was Ireland's first ever Virtual Beer Festival, we're back for Round 2! We have teamed up with the excellent Beercloud.ie again to bring you a mixed beer pack featuring 12 beers from 8 of Ireland's top breweries. At the festival you'll be able to chat to Blacks Brewery, Ballykilcavan, Dead Centre, Hope, Hopfully, Lineman, Rascals and Wicklow Brewery, all while enjoying their beers. ...
06 Jun
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Beer Chats

Craicing Beers With…. Dot Brew!

We recently welcomed Shane, Peter and Mikey from Dot Brew for a a live online beer chat and tasting! We sampled three of their recent releases, Southern Living, Forage and Rescue, and The Roads Less Travelled, all while chatting about all Dot’s story so far and plans for the future! If you couldn’t make it live on the night then grab the beers and join in on the tasting now.

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Craicing Beers With…. Ballykilcavan!

We recently welcomed Ballykilcavan Owner David Walsh-Kemmis and Innovation Brewer Joe O’Driscoll for a a live online beer chat and tasting! We sampled three of the core canned range, Secret Passion Pale Ale, Bambrick’s Brown Ale and Line Blocker Pale Ale. If you couldn’t make it live on the night then grab the beers and join in on the tasting now!

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Craicing Beers With…. Hope!

We recently welcomed Hope Owner Wim de Jongh and new Head Brewer Richie Hamilton for a a live online beer chat and tasting! We sampled the Hop-On Session IPA, the new Limited Edition #18 Pineapple & Passion Fruit Sour, and Limited Edition #17 Foreign Export Stout. If you couldn’t make it live on the night then grab the beers and join in on the tasting now!

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New Beer Releases

Bru Brewery: Off the Hook

A classic German-style Pilsner with a twist, Off the Hook delivers on the crisp, clean characteristics of a lager. Brewed from a recipe of four malts and finished with a modern dry hopping of Mandarina Bavaria hops. It has a soft, bready mouthfeel and aromas of zesty citrus. The delicate spicy notes from the lager yeast are emphasised by the beer’s lively carbonation. A bright and refreshing choice that will please palates of all lager lovers.

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Stone Barrel: Short Change

Looks like an IPA, hopped like an IPA and drinks like a…well, an IPA. A good dose of Citra and Idaho 7 hop hash give be aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. All this flavour is balanced with a solid yet fluffy malt bill with plenty of wheat and oats. One for the back garden!

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Ballykilcavan: Raspberry Vice

This is the first in the range of seasonal Limited Edition Releases under the Clancy’s Cans Collection. Raspberry Vice is an American Wheat Beer, packed with Raspberries. It features bready notes followed up with wonderful jammy raspberry.

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Lineman: Vesper

VESPER is a dry-hopped American Pale Ale that’s packed with tropical and citrus hop character. A refreshing blend of lychee, lime and grapefruit are prominent in this crisp, clean pale ale.

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Kildare Brewing: Lockdown Extended

This is the cousin of our Lockdown IPA, similar malt bill with oats and wheat, but completely different hops to change it up. Azacca, Mosaic and El Dorado lead the line in this one, we also dropped the ABV to 5.8% to make it a bit more sessionable! Profits are once again headed to our local hospital to help in the fight and see us out of these last couple of weeks of Lockdown.

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