'Cork Ale Trail Oktoberfest'

Anton Davidovich , Dave O’Leary, Michael Creedon, Kate Clancy & Mike Darcy
'Cork Ale Trail Oktoberfest'

The Cork Ale Trail is set to host their very own Oktoberfest across five of Cork’s most prestigious craft beer venues on Thursday the 11th of October to Saturday the 13th of October.

The trail, which consists of Bradleys Off Licence, Franciscan Well Brewpub, The Friary Bar, The Bierhaus and The Abbots Ale House will join together to run events such as The Beer Mile, live music & tasting throughout the whole weekend.

The Beer Mile will kick start the event on Thursday 11th at 6.30pm. ‘The walking trail will start in Bradleys with an exclusive tasting of a German style beer. Here the participants will also be given a Cork Ale Trail T-Shirt and a stein glass which they can use in each bar along the trail’ Says Kate Clancy, of the Franciscan Well Brewpub. The night will consist of paying a visit to each venue with giveaways and German style beers in each stop’ continues Kate

'A Variety of music and events will take place across the venues, from World music, jazz & soul, along with tastings and giveaways' adds Mike Darcy from The Friary. Information will be announced via the CAT's Facebook page.

The Festival will be supported by Noreast who will be providing a range of German style beers for each venue ‘Noreast Beers were the perfect partner for our Oktoberfest Weekend being one of Ireland's premier importers of some of Germany's best known beers such as Erdinger, Krombacher, Fischer's and Union.' adds Dave O'Leary of the Bierhaus.

CAT was set up last year with the intention of showcasing the craft beer scene Cork has to offer ‘We are creating a community for beer lovers across Cork County, where the emphasis will be on quality Irish beers, creating an educational beer hub for people to expand and share their knowledge on beers, while also promoting the North Side of the channel’ Says Anton Davidovich of The Abbots Ale House.

This year Cork has seen a rise in the amount of tourists visiting the city who are keen to learn more about Cork’s brewing culture and craft beer scene. ‘We’re very lucky that our outlets are located so closely together. That’s why we set up the Cork Ale Trail along Cork’s Beer Mile. We are all passionate about bringing the best of beer to the people of Cork and visitors alike.’ Explains Michael from Bradleys Off Licence

Admission is free to all events over the weekend. For more information visit

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