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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Beer Chats

Craicing Beers With…. Four Provinces!

We recently welcomed Feargal from Four Provinces for a a live online beer chat and tasting! On the evening we sampled and discussed the full range of Four Provinces beers: Piper Amber IPA, Hurler Copper Ale, Láidir Robust Porter, The Poddle Lager, and Gob Fliuch Dark Mild, all while chatting about Four Provinces’ 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…. 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

Trouble Brewing: Last Crash

A clean and refreshing lager beer infused with passion fruit. This beer has medium body from the lager malt but has a big juicy passion fruit flavour coming through, combined with a good dash of tropical fruitiness from the Citra and Simcoe hops.

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Land & Labour: Lúnaberry

A Foeder aged Wild Sour Ale with Blueberries. This beer is a celebration of our beautiful Daughter Lúna & her favorite Galway grown Blueberries. We macerated 200 grams P/L of local Blueberries for two months on our 16-month-old Sour Foeder beer before bottling it in Oct 2019.

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Black Donkey x Hopfully: Roam Free

An “Irish Saison”? Oh yes indeed. Better known, in modern times, as a Belgian beer style, this Saison is our proof that Irish brewing is more diverse than simply black or red. Irish barley, Irish water, and most importantly of all, Irish Yeast combine to produce an easy-drinking, crisp and refreshing beer. Dry and spicy, with citrus and ripe berry notes from the wild local yeast, underpinned by the richness of Irish malted barley.

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Third Circle: Reality Sucks

A revamp of our very popular “For the greater good”, this time flavored with bucket loads of sweet pineapple and tangy grapefruit. A different take on how to sour a beer. The base beer is a new England pale soured with a wine yeast. Expect a big fluffy beer with a nice rounded sourness with big tropical aromas of pineapple and grapefruit.

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