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 third year and we continue to focus on developing the relationship between Micro Breweries and Off-Trade retailers.

With engaging and valuable events for the Industry, Fun and Entertaining events for the Public, #KKCBF17 is growing into the must attend festival for everyone involved in the Craft Beer Industry and Beer Lovers alike.

Taking place from Wednesday 5th July to Sunday 9th July 2017.


Wednesday 5th July - Brewery Open Night
Costellos Brewery

To kick off #KKCBF17 Costellos are throwing open the doors of the brewery and hosting a guided brewery tour. Join them for a detailed look at their brewery and their brewing process. Complimentary beer tasting included

Thursday 6th July - Walk to the Pub

Join us for a guided tour of 6 Pubs on the Kilkenny Craft Beer Trail. We'll walk the route and stop off in each pub where you'll be greeted by an Independent Irish Micro Brewery. You'll enjoy a taste of their beers and get to know the pub and its unique character. 6 Pubs, 6 Breweries, 24 Beers - Only 1 #KKCBF17

Friday 7th July - Taste Them All
Kilkenny Design Centre

Join us for a chance to "Taste Them All". We'll have over 200 Irish Craft Beers in the 1 room and you can taste every one of them (responsibly of course). You'll be guided through the tasting in a semi formal manner tailored to enhance your experience and ensure you know your Dopplebocks from your Lambics and your Barleywines from your IPAs

Saturday 8th July - Craft on Draught
Billy Byrnes

Craft On Draught returns for the 3rd year. This year we're pouring 12 different beers from a range of Irish Micro Breweries. Expect a full day of beer and brewing events to suit the avid home brewer, beer connoisseur, beer drinker and party animal. 12 Draught Beers, 6 Breweries, Craft Beer Cocktails, Food Pairing, Live Music, The Craic.

Sunday 9th July - Sunday Roast
Left Bank

Relax, the Traditional Roast with an unconventional twist – Irish Craft Beer

Ticket Information

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

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