BrewCon 2019

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BrewCon was back for the fifth time on Sat, 5th October 2019.

Since our inaugural event in 2015, we have brought you; the fundamental ingredients of brewing, pushing the boundaries on what you can achieve in a glass of beer and broadening your brewing skills to achieve even more in improving your brewing ability.

For our 5th event, we decided to do something different. This year we are Raiding the Rascals.

Yes, that’s right, we’ll be taking over Rascals for the day at Rascals’ HQ; hosting a more dynamic open plan event in a live & kicking brewery. Not only that, we have a fantastic line-up of speakers from these various backgrounds:

Keynote Speaker

Marshall Schott – Brülosopher

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Other Speakers

  • Ron Pattinson – Historical Beer Researcher
  • Philip Woodnutt – Wicklow Hop Company
  • Mini Talk sessions with Christina Wade, Tom Coughlin, Dave Leitch, Andrew Moore, James Keane

With the change to the format, there were a choice of talks as part of the afternoon’s Mini Talk breakout sessions. Choices of a range of niche talks on equipment setup, sensory analysis & judging beers and a look back at older styles & the history of beer.

Club Night made it’s return, with exclusive access for BrewCon attendees this year showcasing the best brews from clubs across the country.  Alongside a selection of commercial craft beers, the local clubs from all over the island were pouring corny kegs of their own brews. There were some great beers pouring and as usual we encouraged lots of inter-club mingling with a little bit of friendly rivalry too, as they show off their skills.