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Monday 24 April 2017

Brewers on the bay - local beer for local people

Radio Personalities Conor Lynch and Louise McSharry toast to the announcement of Brewers On The Bay Festival kicking off in Galway on May 1st
Radio Personalities Conor Lynch and Louise McSharry toast to the announcement of Brewers On The Bay Festival kicking off in Galway on May 1st

Beer lovers can indulge their love of beer this May bank holiday when Craft Brewers from microbreweries all over Ireland descend on Salthill in Galway for the ‘Brewers on the Bay’ Festival.

Independent brewing companies have revived a tradition once common in every town and village in Ireland, but long lost since the early 19th Century, combining their craft with the highest modern brewing standards.

Brewers who will be showcasing their finest beers include Galway’s own Bay Brewery and Galway Hooker, Porter House and Messrs Maguire (Dublin), Carlow Brewery and White Gypsy (Tipperary).

The Oslo is home to Bay Brewery, producing it’s own ale and lager on the premises. You can see first hand how the beer is brewed in the Oslo and tours will be given on the day. Admission is free and you can also take home a ‘home brew’ kit to make your own personalised beer.

Event Organiser James Connell hopes this festival will encourage the creation of more craft breweries in Ireland. “The ‘Brewers on the Bay’ Festival in Galway, is something we decided to do because there are just not enough Craft brewers here in Ireland."

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