Bord Bia are promoting a series of events countrywide this October bank holiday weekend, 27th-31st, celebrating two industries very dear to us – farmhouse cheese (obviously!), and craft brewing (ummm obviously!).
The past 10-15 years has seen a renaissance in the Irish brewing industry, with an array of small breweries opening all over the country. There are now around 15 craft brewers producing around 40 different beers.
Just like farmhouse cheese, these are characterful, bursting with flavour, and far removed from your common or garden industrial mega-beer. They also can make intriguing accompaniements to food, and the purpose of this weekend is to match them with local cheeses in a fun and informative manner.
Full details and a list of events near you can be found on the Bord Bia events listing