Brought to Cork by those behind the Oktoberfest Beag Festival, BrewFest is aimed at corporate groups, sports and social clubs, foodies and visitors to Cork for the week.
‘This is the first year of BrewFest and we’re proud to give Cork breweries a chance to showcase their excellent beers in a fun, social environment,” said Daryl Cronin of the Festival, “Festival-goers can expect to see the top brewers – from Eight Degrees Brewing to Blacks of Kinsale Brewery, Stonewell Irish Craft Cider, Cotton Ball Brewery, Rising Sons Brewery, 9 White Deer as well as the well-known Murphys and Beamish Stouts and many others.
“With several of Cork’s top favourite street food vendors on site also, the event promises to whet all appetites in an atmospheric and lively way. We’re expecting an influx of people to Cork this Easter week where guests can sample a host of locally-brewed beers in a rustic-style beer hall with lots of unique decor, wooden casks, long benches and tables where table service will be provided throughout to truly enhance the experience.
In Cork alone there are several relatively new craft brewers, a growing phenomenon in Ireland. Usually handmade, with a human interest story behind each brew, those who sample the beers are also interested in learning what ingredients are used and that quality is assured. Craft beer/food pairings have been known to stir up considerable debate at these types of events.