After I spent a few days in Wales, I took a bus to a train to a ferry and ended up in Dublin.
I went out looking for some real ale and ended up at WJ Karanaghs. I ordered a meal and had the only real ale they had on at the time. It was called Dubhain Stout.
At first taste, I thought Guinness, then the after taste kicked in. WOW! What a great beer, so I had three.
Next morning, got on a bus and ended up in Carrickmacross, Ireland. I was going to visit a friend there who started the Brehon Brew house. Below is a google map shot of the buildings on the farm. It is a functioning dairy farm.
Heading into the tasting room.
The tasting room is an old house on the farm that Seamus remembers living in as a young child. They fixed it up for the brewery. It was very cool.
I stayed at the home of Seamus and his great family. What a nice place. The brewery is making great beers and has a great story line to share. I think they are gonna change the face of craft beer in Ireland.