Micro Brewery tours and beer tasting
My friend Stephanie at Infinite Ireland, an Ireland trip planning blog, created a list of Irish micro breweries. After my SoCal to Ireland move of 2014, I was pretty happy to see that micro breweries were popping up everywhere. If you've ever visited Southern California, you'll know it's a haven for them.
Here's Stephanie's info:
Feel free to add more micro brewery locations, clubs or activities here.
It would be greatly beneficial to the Irish Craft Beer industry if this law passed...
This would allow brewers, distillers and cider makers to sell their product from their facilities whereas now they are hampered from doing that due to some antiquated laws.
Joe (Kate's husband)
Hey Joe, good to have you here! And I'm glad to hear that ye are all settling in well.
The alcohol laws in Ireland are probably not in touch with reality due to our unhealthy history with it. It's crazy to limit craft brewers like that. It must be hard enough trying to gain popularity for a new business, without having the drawback of not being able to sell your own product directly to customers.
In CA, as you probably know, it's big business. There are so many of them popping up now, and they generally all have a small tasting room (until they become more popular) and you can take away a few bottles or a growler from the keg if you like.
Have you tried anything you liked locally? I liked the Kinsale IPA (KPA). It was pretty close to a SoCal IPA 🙂