The craft beer movement is a fast-growing phenomenon in pubs and off-licences around the country. There are about 30 craft breweries in Ireland, and between 2012 and 2013 sales rose by almost half, which is an impressive figure in itself.
The market in Ireland is still nowhere near as strong as in the United States, where 10 percent of beers sold come from craft breweries but it’s a market on the rise in Ireland. Sinead Egan visited the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair in Dublin’s Convention Centre, where she met a female brewer from Tuam in County Galway, keen to squeeze every last drop out of the brewing process with Sarah Roarty of N17 Brewery.
Sarah Roarty of N17 Brewery pulling and serving a glass of N17 Rye Ale.
The Craft Brews and Food fest is on today in the Dublin Convention Centre for more information visit here.