Craft beer in Ireland

An interview with Kristin Jensen, co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014). Jensen shares her picks for the top five Irish pubs to sample the best of a blossoming craft beer scene.

PHOTO: Laura Brehaut; Pints of Burren Brewery craft beer, brewed onsite at The Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland.
 
Laura Brehaut, National Post
Originally published on July 29, 2015; National Post
 
Craft beer in Ireland: Visit these 5 Irish pubs and sample the best of a blossoming craft beer scene
 
With all due respect to Guinness, you can enjoy a pint of the stuff in more than 120 countries; so if you’re in Ireland, try seeking out craft beer for a taste of something special that you can’t get anywhere else. The craft beer scene in Ireland is blossoming, with approximately 50 breweries in operation across the country, and there are many opportunities for visitors to sample fresh and unique brews.
 
 
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