BeoirFest   Meet Europe's Brewers

Previous Events

Over the last few months we've been hosting a range of roundtables. Brewers get together, exchange beers and use those as a jumping off point for wherever the chat takes them. They've been both fun and informative.

Browse around and check them out. The full event is available for each.

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February 27:
Stouts and Porter

Trouble, Dungarvan and Kinnegar joined us for our first roundtable chat. This one we got into stouts and porter.

March 6:
Yeasts and Sours

Canvas, Black Donkey and White Hag got together for a chat about yeast.

March 13:
Hops and IPA

Discussing the role of hops and the position of IPA we had Blacks of Kinsale, Hopfully, and Wicklow

March 20:
Lagers and Reds

Dublin City, Four Provinces and Crafty Bear got around the table for a chat about lagers, reds and attracting people to craft beer.

April 3:

We took a little change of focus and had a look at craft cider with Tempted, Stonewell, and Legacy.

April 10:
Malt to Hops

We went all the way from malty beverages to hoppy ones in the company of Killarney, Lineman and Bullhouse

April 17:
European BBQ

Our first international guest, Peak Beer from Belgium, joined Dundalk Bay and Trouble for a discussion on the best BBQ beer.

April 24 & May 8:
Lithuanian Farmhouse Beer

For this very special event Lars Marius Garshol and Simonas Gutautas were joined by a panel of Irish brewers, beer experts and historians to learn how Lithuania has managed to retain a unique beer culture.

May 15:
A Sense of Place

How can beer capture a sense of place and history? That's what we discussed with Hof ten Dormaal, Ballykilcavan, and West Kerry.

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May 22:
European Triangle

This week we travelled the corners of Europe and had a great chat with Arpus of Latvia, Bereta of Romania, and Hopfully of Ireland.

May 29:
The Wild(ish) Ones

This week we discussed wild ales, spontaneous fermentation, historical brewing and more with Butchers Tears, Land & Labour, and Nevel Wild Ales.

June 5:
Barrel Aged

Join us for a discussion and exploration of barrel-aged beers with Brussels Beer Project, Pohjala, and Mallaskoski.

June 12:
Innovation and Tradition

This week we travelled the corners of Europe and had a great chat about innovation and tradition with Sakiškės of Lithuania, DOK of Belgium, and Browar Stu Mostów of Poland.

June 19:
Summer Brews

Join Blacks from Ireland, Hopalaa from Latvia, and Bura from Croatia for a look at beer and brewing around Europe.

June 26:
Local Brewers

Join Higgins Ale Works from Munich, Kaapse from Rotterdam, and Huskie from Malta for a look at their local beer scenes.

July 3:
Home Brewers Who Went Commercial

For our final session before the summer break we were lucky to have Maltgarden from Poland, Pühaste from Estonia, and Skinny Bones from Germany.

October 9:

We returned from the summer break with a bang. Daniel from Mean Sardine in Portugal, and Lukasz from Maltgarden in Poland got together to chat about stout.

October 16:
3 Brewers, 4 Breweries, 5 Countries

This week we had a great chat with 3 hugely experienced brewers from Brew & Roll in Spain, Third Barrel in Ireland, Axiom in the Czech Republic, and Solo in Crete.

October 23:
New and Old

Join established Croatian brewery Nova Runda and newly established Latvian brewery Kürish for a chat about all things beer and brewing.

October 30:

Taproom-centric breweries A.M.O from Portugal, and Rascals from Ireland join me for chat that covers styles, community, scenes and more.

November 21:
Raw Ale

We were really lucky to have Lars Garshol, DOK Brewing, and Butchers Tears all return for a chat about raw ales and other farmhouse techniques.

November 27:
Ireland, Spain & Belgium

We joined St. Mels, OSO, and Valduc for a chat about beer scenes, Untappd, collaborations and more.

December 4:
Croatia, Netherlands, and Spain

We joined El Camino, Varionica, and Crooked Spider for a chat about beer scenes, beer temperatures and more.