Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017 | Kilkenny Tourism

Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017



Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival is focused on growing the Irish Craft Beer Industry. We are in our second year and we continue to focus on developing the relationship between Micro Breweries and Off-Trade retailers.

Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival runs from 5th to 10th of July. The festival week will climax on Friday with Ireland's Largest Craft Beer Tasting ever with over 300 Irish Micro Brewed Beers.

Schedule for 2016

Celebrations will continue on Saturday with the Craft on Draught Fest, a draught beer festival with over 20 Breweries and all the trimmings. With engaging and valuable events for the Industry, Fun and Entertaining events for the Public, #KKCBF16 is growing into the must attend festival for everyone involved in the Craft Beer Industry and Beer Lovers alike.

Outdoor Cinema & Beer Tasting
Tuesday 5th July @ 8pm – Billy Byrnes, John Street.

Ever wondered what it takes to launch a micro brewery? Check out the movie and enjoy a few Irish Craft Beer tasters to ease you into it.

A Sester of Brewers
Wednesday 6th July @ 8pm – Brewery Corner, Parliament Street.

Drop in and meet a collection of Ireland’s finest craft brewers and taste their beers. An evening to get all your answers on everything beer related answered and taste the beers recommended by the brewers themselves.


Kilkenny a Walking Tour (but it’s a beer festival)
Thursday 7th July @ 7pm – Bridies Bar & General Store, John Street.

Join us for a walking Tour of Kilkenny through the lens of the beer and brewing industry. Check out the Best of Kilkenny and even enjoy an Irish Craft Beer on enroute. Meeting in Bridies Bar, John Street @ 7pm returning @ 9pm for further refreshments.


Taste Them All - Ireland's Largest Craft Beer Tasting Ever - 300+ Beers
Friday 8th July @ 7pm – Rothe House, Parliament Street.

Irelands Largest Craft Beer Tasting joing the Irish Craft Beer Industry for a record breaking tasting event with over 80 Irish Micro Breweries and 300+ Irish Craft Beers. This event is the culmination of a day's networking for Irish Micro Brewing Industry. We are releasing a small number of tickets to the public to join us for this event. Ticket price also includes entry to the after party on Friday night from 9pm.


Craft on Draught
Saturday 9th July @ 2pm - Billy Byrnes, John Street.

Craft on Draught @ Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival - a Draught Festival with all the trimmings.If you remember last year then you know you're in for a treat. This year #KKCBF16 is bringing together 20+ breweries with a curated selection of the best in Irish Craft Beer and for your delectation we've lined up some entertaining folk:

  • Meet the Brewers
  • Craft Beer Cocktails
  • Brewing Demonstration
  • LIVE Music
  • Food & Beer Pairing Menu


European Final - 2 Countries - 2 Beers Styles - 90 Minutes
Sunday 10th July @ 8pm – Bridies, Billy Byrnes & Brewery Corner

Enjoy the European Football Final and the beer styles from each country. We will put them head to head for you to enjoy over the 90 minutes.


Ticket Information

Tickets for events are available on Eventbrite at - search #KKCBF16

For updates on all events tickets and times please take a look at our Facebook page at

Each event has a corresponding Facebook event, so click 'Going' to receive updates on each.

For any further queries or for group bookings please contact Gerald Costello (086 810 2320 or

Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2016