Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival

A celebration of beer brought to you by Costellos Brewing Company. The Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival is a week-long festival focused on growing the Irish Craft Beer Industry with a large emphasis on developing the relationships between Micro Breweries and Off-Trade retailers.

Educating customers on the industry is of utmost importance, however having fun while learning is certainly a big focus for the Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival. The week-long festival witnesses an array of unique events and activities each year, including large craft beer tastings, brewing demonstration’s, food and beer pairing and movie nights. Last year’s Kilkenny Beer Festival welcomed over 80 micro brewing companies and over 300 Irish craft beers to the festival for one of Ireland’s largest craft beer tasting events.

This year, the festival surpassed the 40 Irish craft breweries that it showcased in 2016. Visitors were treated to over 180 different beers and those who attended on Friday the 7th of July participated in the “Taste them All” day, a completely unique event in the Irish Festival Circuit where over 200 Irish beers can be tasted at an intimate setting for a semi-formal tasting class.

The Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival is also a great opportunity for people in the industry to network and do business. Retailers and restaurant or bar decision makers will also find the event productive to find out what’s hot in the local craft beer scene. No doubt, work has already commenced for 2018!!