Indie Beer Week is back in 2023

Indie Beer Week is a celebration of Independent Irish craft brewing in all corners of Ireland from 24th to 28th May.

Don't wait till May though and don't forget about it in June or beyond either - take the time to seek out beer from your local independent brewery all year round where real beer is made by real people!

During Indie Beer Week, we'll be encouraging everyone to celebrate their local independent breweries and to shout out and big up the community. 


Listed breweries here have organised dedicated Indie Beer Week Events, but there'll be lots more events and tastings going on throughout the week - check out our socials on @indieirishbeer  / #indiebeerweek

Also check out our ICBI member's page or ask your local independent brewery!

Ballykilcavan (Laois)

Bridewell Brewery (Galway)

Connemara Brewery (Galway)

Dead Centre Brewing (Westmeath)

Jack Smyth Stouts and Ales (Dublin)

Hope Beer (Dublin)

Rascals (Dublin)

The Burren Brewery (Clare)

West Kerry Brewery (Kerry)


Events Running Every Day
(Wed 24th - Sun 28th May

Burren Brewery

Burren Beer & Smoked Salmon Tasting at the Roadside Tavern & Burren Smokehouse, Co. Clare Wed 24th - Sun 28th May at 12:30pm

Min. 2 people, max 10 people, Costs €25
Book Online Here
This is an hour long event starting at the Burren Smokehouse visitor Centre and ending at the Roadside Tavern where the micro-brewery, the Burren Brewery, is located.

We will start the event at the Burren Smokehouse visitor centre with a Smoking Salmon Masterclass and a salmon tasting for 30 minutes, then walk up to the Roadside Tavern Gastro Pub to do a beer tasting with Peter Curtin, the Master Brewer, with 4 beers from the Burren Brewery.

The Burren Black Stout, The Burren Red Ale, The Burren Gold Lager and the unique “Euphoria”, the Wild Yeast Gruit Beer with yeast that was captured in the Burren and brewed with just herbs, no hops.

There will be beef cheeks slow cooked in Burren Black and Fish & chips in Burren Gold Batter available for lunch in the Roadside Tavern to be paid directly in the pub.

Jack Smyth Stouts and Ales

Meet the Brewers with Beer 'N Boxty for a tenner at The Boxty House, Templebar, Dublin 2

Wed 24th - Sun 28th May Afternoons from 4pm Just turn up! To be assured of a table especially on the weekend, You can book a table online here

No extra Admission fee.

"Meet the brewers every afternoon of Indie Beer Week from 4pm.
You can get a glass of Jack Smyth and Boxty fries for 10 euros!"

Wednesday 24th May

Rascals Dublin

Free Brewery Tours

Inchicore, Dublin - Afternoons

Book by email to:

Discover the magic behind brewing in Rascals HQ

Thursday 25th May

Rascals Dublin

Free Brewery Tours

Inchicore, Dublin - Afternoons

Book by email to:

Discover the magic behind brewing in Rascals HQ


Ballykilcavan @ DM Shelly's Bar Portlaoise

Thursday 25th May 8pm No Booking Required

Free to Attend Traditional music and Indie Beer tasting More about Ballykilcavan


Connemara Brewery @ The Pear Tree Café

Artisanal Degustation – A night of Cheese, Beer & Wine at The Pear Tree Café & Wine Bar, 107-109 Upper Salthill Road, Galway.

Thursday 25th May  at 8pm

Ticketed event with 25 Seats only
Booking required via Costs €25

Meet the Brewer & Cheesemonger.
Head Brewer Phil McArdle of Connemara Brewing Co. &
Padraic O’Connor of Sheridans Cheesemongers come together to offer an artisanal night of delights.

Beer & Cheese are a lesser-known matching but a fantastic one. Phil & Padraic will guide you through their favourite matching of Irish cheeses & Connemara brews, educating you on their processes a little along the way.

The Pear Tree offers a fantastic range of wine & the night would not be complete without the chance to celebrate some vintages along with these Irish offerings, a complete celebration of artisanal delights!

More about Connemara Brewery

The Pear Tree on Insta

Friday 26th May

Bridewell Brewery

Bridewell Brewery Tour Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway on Friday 26th May at11am

Booking essential. Places limited.
Book by email to:

Free Guided tour of Bridewell Brewery in Clifden. Meet the brewers and see how the best of ingredients are made into artisan beers. Tour takes about an hour.
See for information about the brewery.


West Kerry Brewery

Kerry Kolsch Launch at Tig Bhric, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry on Friday 26th May at 4pm

No Booking Required and Free to Attend

An informal gathering to launch our newest addition to our brews - Kerry Kolsch. More about West Kerry Brewery


Ballykilcavan @DM Shelly's Bar

Amarillo IPA Launch at DM Shelly's Bar in Portlaoise on Friday 26th May from 8pm

No Booking Required and Free to Attend

Launching the latest addition to the Ballykilcavan core range - Amarillo IPA More about Ballykilcavan


Dead Centre Brewing

Beer Appetit at Dead Centre Brewing, Athlone on Friday 26th May at 8pm.

To Book, Contact

Cost €50 for A full three course meal prepared totally in house by our chefs. Each course will contain beer in the cooking process as well as be paired with an accompanying beer. There will also been a beer ‘amuse bouche’ before the meal starts and an Irish Coffee to round out the meal, made using Dead Centre cask Finish whiskey from Lough Ree Distillery. Each course will commence with a video introduction by the chef responsible for the dish as well as the brewer responsible for the beer More about Dead Centre Brewing

Saturday 27th May


Decks & Indie Beer with Gav Elsted from Lumo Club

Dublin Saturday 27th May at 9pm in Rascals, Inchicore.

No Booking Required and Free to Attend

Plenty of lively indie dance and electro beats from Gav, whom you all know as one third of Lumo Club. Tunes start at 9pm; bring a few pals! More about rascals

Sunday 28th May


Inchicore's Next Top Pizza Chef

Rascals HQ, Inchicore, Dublin on the afternoon of Sunday 28th May

See Full details and Enter the competition Here 

Free Second annual next top pizza chef event. Enter by 5pm on Wed 24th May to compete on the day.