Beer Destination: Dublin 8

In Beer Destination: Dublin 8 we take a stroll around D8, and chat with the people who make the independent beer scene tick.

My first stop is at the Rascals HQ Brewery & Taproom, located in Inchicore. Here I sit down with co-founder Cathal O'Donoghue to hear all about Rascal's story to date, their plans for the future, and everything else in between.

Rascals Website & Brewery Tour

Rascals Facebook

Rascals Instagram

Rascals Twitter

Next up, I make my way towards the city centre, and my next stop in Rialto. I find myself with a few minutes to spare before my next interview, and can't help but pop my head into the Mace SCR Off Licence. Located at the back of the store is a hidden treasure trove of exceptional beer. After picking up a few brews, I make the short stroll to The Circular, located on South Circular Road. It's here I sit down to chat with co-owner John Mahon.

The Circular Website

The Circular Facebook

The Circular Instagram

My third and final stop is a short stroll from The Circular, in the direction of Dolphins Barn. Located in a small, tucked away industrial unit, behind the Jurassic Park-style gates (as described by Shane Kelly himself), lies the Dot Brew warehouse. Renowned for crafting a stunning range of barrel aged beers, Dot Brew has been at the forefront of innovation in the Irish beer scene since 2016. It's here where I sit with Dot Brew founder Shane Kelly, and ask him to introduce himself, and to tell us a little bit about Dot Brew.

Dot Brew Website

Dot Brew Instagram

Dot Brew Twitter

Dot Brew Brewery Tour - email:

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