Craft Beer & Cider Trail

McCarthy’s Bar, Goat Street

For over 150 years McCarthy’s Bar has stood in this prime location. A selection of craft beers and ciders, gluten free and non-alcoholic options will be available. Some beers on offer over the weekend include 8 Degrees Brewing, 9 White Deer Brewery, Blacks of Kinsale, Cronin’s Cider & Stonewell Cider.

Kennedy’s Bar, Goat Street

Michael Gleeson will be returning to Kennedy’s offering freshly cooked ‘Organic Kerry Rosé Veal served in a Bacus Pitta’ as part of the Taste Trail. This is Michaels 6th year here & as previous years have shown, be sure to arrive early to taste this spectacular & local dish as he will sell out early. In conjunction to this food offering we are delighted to welcome back Sam & Maud Black from Blacks Brewery & Distillery, Kinsale. They will be here serving a range of their Irish craft beer & gin. While Rubert from Longueville House in Mallow will be offering samples of their Cider & award winning Apple Brandy – Saturday only.

Dick Mack’s Brewhouse & Foodyard, Green Street


This year you’ll never have to go far to try any of our 4 core beers as we have around 80 taps pouring our AWARD WINNING COFFEE STOUT @ 5% & our AWARD WINNING SESSION IPA @ 5%, a well as our two best sellers, our AMBER ALE & PALE both @ 4.2% in all the best bars and restaurants throughout Dingle, as well a select few in Tralee, Camp and Brandon.

Since opening our brewery 2 short years ago during the 2017 Dingle Food Festival we have won 2 GOLD BLAS NA hÉIREANN AWARDS 2018 for both our SESSION IPA and our COFFEE STOUT. We are delighted that the same 2 beers have made it to the final again this year.
Come Celebrate our second Birthday this weekend at Dingles only brewery. In our Tap Room you can try our second offering in our “TÓG BOG É” series with our HEMP & HONEY ALE @ 6.5% plus that massive hit from last year, our seasonal OCTOBERFEST LAGER @ 5% as well as all our core beers along with slices of BEAST WOODFIRED PIZZA all weekend.”

Featuring SINGALONG SOCIAL on Friday night and local DJ’s all weekend.

O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Bar, The Mall

On Sunday during the trail McGargles & 9 White Beer will be offering their products as part of the taste trail.
McGargles – You can’t choose your family but you can choose your beer! Tasting a variety of their family micro brewed beers: The Irish town of Celbridge is famous for its long and thriving tradition of brewing dating back to the early 1700s. The town consisted of large estates which provided the main source of employment for Celbridge and within each of these self-supporting estates was their very own brewery! In 1709 James Carberry’s Brewery, the brewery in which some of this country’s world renowned brewers began their trade, was established in the town centre. A town steeped in history and with a long association with brewing is the ideal place to brew fantastic beers, and to write our own brewing history – in the case, the story of the dysfunctional first family of Irish brewing, the McGargles.* *May contain traces of truth
9 White Deer Brewery from West Cork making the highest quality Irish beers with Irish ingredients. The name 9 White Deer has a strong link to Baile Bhuirne Black Lightning – Q Awards Winner! This Black IPA is triple hopped with huge hop volumes of all the American C’s expected of the style. The malt is in the back seat for this one, as there is enough dark malt to give colour and a limited roasty flavour with no malt astringency.
Stag Rua is a beer with big malt flavours and it’s our impression of a perfect Irish Red Ale. The body is moderate, meaning it’s not a heavy beer with an ABV of 4.2%. The flavour profile of Stag Rua’s full of irresistible chocolate, caramel and toffee characteristics.