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BeoirFest   Let's Talk Beer

Previous Events

Over the last year I'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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2022

September 24:
Fat Walrus and Birra Dimont

A fascinating and wide ranging chat with brewers from Ireland and Italy

September 10:
Heritage Grains and Terroir

A fascinating discussion on grains and their impact on beer and whiskey

September 3:
A San Diego Estate Beer

Tom Kiely has an ambition to make a unique San Diego Estate Beer

June 16:
Beer Is Art

Chatting with 3 people behind a new project to encourage beer entrepreneurship in South Africa

May 07:
Romania, Morocco, Ireland, and Czech Republic

Meet three new but ambitious brewers for a chat about plans, experiences, branding and more

April 09:
Chatting About Barrels

An entertaining deep dive on the use of barrels with ASC Barrels, Zmajska Pivovara, The Wild Beer Co, and Brasseria della Fonte

April 02:
Finland, Denmark, and Portugal

A fascinating look at brewing with CoolHead, Alefarm, and Lince, including a pretty unique way of producing sours.

March 26:
Local Brewing in Switzerland, Cyprus, and Belgium

Chatting about the unique challenges of their local markets with Fjord & Fjell, Octo Microbrewery, and Diaz Brewing

March 21:
African Influence On American Craft Brewing

A chat with leading American brewers Montclair, Sankofa and Moors about the African influence on their and others beers.

March 20:
Craft Brewing In Africa

An investigation into the challenges and potential of craft brewing in Africa with Tolokazi, Kweza, and Bature.

March 19:
Traditional African Brewing

An investigation into traditional African brewing with Tolokazi, Kweza, and Bature.

March 12:
Yeast In Beer & Cider

A really fun and informative look at yeast in both brewing and cider making with Eik + Tid, De Kromme Haring, and Legacy Irish Cider

March 5:
Ireland, Spain, and France

A chat with Crafty Bear, Freddo Fox, and Art Is An Ale covering markets, the difficulty trying to get equipment, favourite beer styles and a whole lot more.

February 12:
2 1/2 Hour Epic

De Lütte, Simian, and Lupum join for an epic, slightly sozzled chat.

February 5:
Beer, Food and more

The founders of Basqueland and Hopfully came together for a chat about beer, food pairings and lots more.

January 30:
International Gruit Day

To mark International Gruit Day we were joined by Lahnsteiner, Dundulis, and Rhombus for a chat about the history and techniques of brewing gruits.


2021

December 4:
Croatia, Netherlands, and Spain

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

November 27:
Ireland, Spain & Belgium

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

October 30:
Community

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

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 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.

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October 9:
Stout

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.

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.

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.

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 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 5:
Barrel Aged

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 10:
Malt to Hops

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

April 3:
Cider

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

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.

March 13:
Hops and IPA

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

March 6:
Yeasts and Sours

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

February 27:
Stouts and Porter

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