The Irish Craft Beer Festival starts today! They open their doors at 1700 tonight and open at noon for the next 3 days, until late. It's their third outing and I think they have the edge on the St Patrick's Day beer fest, largely because they are indoors.
They promise over 100 Irish craft beers as well as food and live music. They're also running a couple of masterclasses on starting brewing and matching beers with food. There's even an app. One tiny criticism, I can't find where it is in the RDS, which is a large place. I asked them on twitter and they said it's "Hall 4, Anglesea rd entrance". This is the same bit it was in last time: also known as the Industries Hall.
Entry costs a mere €10 and includes a nice souvenir glass (to add to my collection of beer festival glasses). Tickets can be bought online or on the door. Pints are a fiver and half pints, for those who want to try lots are €2.50.
What are you waiting for?*
*apart from it not being 1700 yet.