Fancy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style, then you need to pay a visit to The Irish Beer and Whiskey Village in the RDS. Its doors open at Wednesday 5pm and close on Saturday at 11:30pm, giving the hordes of overseas visitors a chance to partake in the best of Irish beer, distilling, cider making, as well as artisan food and live music. This is the 5th year that the event has been running, we’ve come up with a list of the must-see stalls to ensure you don’t miss out on anything when there!
Although the weather is supposed to be good this week, the Beer and Whiskey village will be held indoors just in case the weather makes a turn for the worse. Tickets can be bought on the door, costing 10 euro’s each but 15 on Thursday, and they can be ordered online if you don’t want to be disappointed. Getting to the RDS couldn’t be easier with the 4/7/8/18 bus all stopping directly outside it, and the DART at Lansdowne Road/Sandymount is only a short walk away.
When you walk in through those doors, we recommend checking out Metalman Brewing from Waterford, O’Brother Brewing who will bring along their new 4.4% session ale, O’Hara’s who will be releasing their new imperial stout on cask on Friday evening, Porterhouse who will more than likely have their new chocolate truffle stout available, Trouble Brewing, and our perennial favourite White Hag.
If you fancy something stronger, Dingle Distillery will have some of their pot still gin and vodka at the Village, Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co will be showcasing some of their bourbon, and no Irish Whiskey festival would be complete without Jameson Caskmates being there!
To wash all these tasty drinks down, you can chow down on Jane Russell sausages, a variety of pies from Pieman, or even a cookie or two from Dublin Cookie Co. There will also be talks from the brewers and distillers, as well as a DJ, gaming zone, barbershop, and of course the 6 Nations Rugby will be aired on Saturday!
Check out the St. Patrick’s Day parade then pop out to the RDS for some craft Irish beer and whiskey, sounds pretty perfect to us!