The Big Grill 2017

The Big Grill took place in Herbert Park, Dublin for the third time over the weekend. I made it to the final day which turned out to be very damp indeed. 

I made a beeline for new kids on the block Hopfully. The lads behind it are Brazilian and have a very distinctive type of artwork. They gave me tastes of all four of their beers. Standouts included their Beetroot Saison with sage and lemon thyme and tropical tasting Graciosa. This was the launch of their brewery and I look forward to finding their beers on shelves in the wild. 

I enjoyed some delicious chicken from Kinara. It seemed like there was more beer than food at this year’s event but maybe that’s just me. It’s not really a complaint as I do enjoy the odd beer. 

Eight Degrees had a new and rather delicious Berliner Weisse on draught. 

O Brother had a great Grapefruit Pale Ale pouring. It was nicely dry and kept you wanting more. 

Over the last few years I have followed Cranky Yankee Corn Dogs around the country for my corn dog fix. This year it was late but I was happy to hear my man Nick was going to be at The Big Grill. 

Brewtonic were pouring their Four 20 Hemp Ale. It didn’t get me high and I’m sure the munchies I had were purely coincidental! 

I enjoyed a goat taco with Trouble Brewing’s Parklife Lager. Now that’s proper picnic fare. 

I finished off the festival with Dan Kelly’s imaginatively named Big Grill Special. They wouldn’t tell me what was in it but it tasted great with a banana and bacon cupcake. That’s it for this year, see you in 2018. Sláinte! 

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