This Easter weekend, craft beer lovers will be spoiled for choice at the Franciscan Well Easter Beer Festival, at the Franciscan Well Brewery & Pub in Cork City. The festival will be held on the 15th and 16th or April and it will be open to the public from 1:00 pm each day, free admission.
If you’re heading there, here are five beers we highly recommend you to try!
Fresh Prince of Kildare
Double IPA – 9% ABV
We absolutely love this beer’s name but unlike Will Smith easygoing character, this one is a powerful creature, made in homage to the New England IPA craze that has taken over the craft beer world.
Style: Deep, hoppy, big body.
Strawberry Vanilla Shake IPA
Milkshake IPA – 5%
This creamy and unusual strawberry and vanilla brew was in everyone’s glasses at the Alltech Craft Beer Festival last February. It’s available in small quantities so seize the opportunity and don’t leave the festival without a sip or two!
Style: Fruity and creamy.
Red Ale – 4.4%
West Cork Brewing
A classic red ale with hints of caramel and a delightful richness. Refreshing and balanced, it is the craft beer equivalent of comfort food.
Style: Smooth and malty
Rye IPA – 5% ABV
Rising Sons Brewery
A hoppy creation with the sharpness that rye brings and a great chance to try something outside this brewery’s core range (which you can read about on a recent interview on TheTaste).
Style: Juicy, citrus
Lager – 4.1% ABV
Inspired in Waterford’s rich brewing history, this refreshing lager offers an easy to drink pint. It’s made folloing a traditional recipe and it shows that lager can be exciting in the right hands!
Style: Light and refreshing
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.