The Beatyard: Banter Present The Craft of Irish Beer
Banter Present 'The Craft of Irish Beer'
Colin Hession (L Mulligans Grocer and WJ Kavanaghs, Dublin)
Grainne Walsh (Metalman Brewing, Waterford)
Alex Lawes (homebrewer par excellence).
The man behind the bar in the apron: Jim Carroll
Over the last couple of years, craft beer has gone from being a niche product to a serious player in the often over-commercialised world of beer. The Craft of Irish Beer will see Banter looking at how and why this growth has occured, where the business is at the moment and, perhaps most importantly of all, where our speakers think we're heading in the next couple of years.
It's a panel which reflects the diversity within the craft beer sector, featuring Alex, a new kid on the beer block brewing at home. Grainne a brewer who has become an established player within just two years and Colin, a chap who has done everything in the industry including running a wholesale operation, crafting his own beers and opening his own bars.