Checked into the hotel at 3 then strolled down to the RDS under a warm sunny sky. Plenty of road closures and green rugby tops due to the game which added to the atmosphere. I had a game plan of my own…(which soon went out of the window)
The low point was that the pizza was probably one of the worst I have had. However we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and moved back inside to try a Sour Brown Ale from @blacksbrewery. Very tasty and refreshing at 5% even though it’s appearance looks dark and heavy.
The time came for something a little different. The free-flowing 7% IPA called October Ale from @dungarvanbrewco really hit the spot. It is aged for 2 years and has a sweet sherry like edge. I could imagine sitting enjoying one in front of an open fire on a cold autumn night.
The beer of the festival for me was the Cream Ale by @whitegypsy. A delicious very smooth and creamy ale that has a great balance. You could drink gallons of it, deceptive at 5.6% it doesn’t taste as strong. Dylan this is a great beer keep up the good work.
By 9pm I must have tried over 20 beers and I think my tastebuds were getting tired! This was a great day out with great beers, music and atmosphere. I will certainly be back next year.
Great work @irishbeerfest