The festival will feature several whiskey ($16) and beer ($12) tasting events. A schedule of these tastings is available on the Irish Festival website.
The Dublin Irish Festival will also feature the Dublin Irish Festival Stout, brewed exclusively for the event. The beer was first brewed in 2006 at the Sandlot Brewery, a pilot brewery in Denver, Colorado, and is now brewed at the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, though it has maintained its original recipe. The stout has a malt and light caramel flavor with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish.
Festival guests can purchase the stout throughout festival grounds. The beer is also currently on tap at Dublin Village Tavern, Branzenhead Dublin, Matt the Millers Dublin and Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin.
The Dublin Irish Festival takes places August 3-5 at Coffman Park. The cost is $10 per ticket, with weekend passes available for $23. Advance sale discount tickets are available online.
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