We had a family day out at Taste of Dublin in the Iveagh Gardens today and I did my best to get around to all of the bars. I started off at the Cremin and Radley stand where I tried Black’s Of Kinsale’s new 1601 Lager. I can see it doing well for them, it’s easy to drink.
My second stop was the impressive Foxes Rock bar, where I briefly entertained the idea of drinking a ‘spice bag’ cocktail. I decided to go for their new IPL instead and that was spicy enough for me, it has a nice crisp bite to it. I had some of the sirloin steak from F.X. Buckley it was excellent.
I swung by the Arthurstown tent next and had a half of their American IPA and some barbecue pork ribs. That was one tasty combination.
We went by the Saba stand where the chef was demonstrating his green curry. We had a sample and it was delicious and delivered a serious kick.
Then I went to the Fransican Well tent which had some cool packing crate furniture. I opted for a pint of their Summer Saison. Nice, mellow and refreshing.
Black Castle’s Craft Soft Drinks were also at the event. My wife went for their Red Lemonade and I tried their Bramble Sting. They’re really good and I’ll be keeping an eye out for them again.
My final stop was at the Premier stand where Dean the Beer Padawan recommended that I try some of the Maisel Pale Ale.
It was a fresh and juicy banger and I said I’d try their IPA as well. Maisel isn’t a brewery I’m overly familiar with, I think I’m going to have to rectify that. A very enjoyable way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon, and a Happy Father’s Day. Sláinte!