Irish craft beer baking, matching and tasting at Dublin Tall Ships & Electric Picnic

Baking with Eight Degrees Brewing beer: Chocolate and Knockmealdown Porter Brownies. pic courtesy of Lily Ramirez-Foran

A little chocolate, butter - and Knockmealdown Porter

I’m doing a few Irish craft beer demos over the next couple of weekends with the Theatre of Food crew. This weekend I’m off to the Dublin Tall Ships festival with my partner-in-beer, Kristin Jensen of Edible Ireland, and the following Sunday I’ll be at Electric Picnic with Claire Dalton of Dungarvan Brewing Company.

There will be Eight Degrees beer tastings, there will be matching the beer with food available at the festivals and, yes, there will be brownies. Chocolate and Knockmealdown Porter Brownies to be precise.

If you’re at any of the festivals, call by to the Theatre of Food tent and say hi. Just follow your nose: when those brownies go in the oven they make sure everyone knows that they’re busy cooking.

Dublin Tall Ships: 6pm on Saturday 25 August
Beer, brownies and microbreweries with Caroline Hennessy (Eight Degrees Brewing/Bibliocook) and Kristin Jensen (Edible Ireland)
Chocolate brownies + beer = a heavenly pair? See what you think! Learn how to savour Irish craft beer, match it with food and use it in baking.

Electric Picnic: 5.30pm on Sunday 2 September
Beer, brownies and banter with Caroline Hennessy (Eight Degrees Brewing/Bibliocook) and Claire Dalton ( Dungarvan Brewing Company)
Talking, baking – and tasting! – Irish craft beer.

You can also catch Cam, the Eight Degrees Brewing Aussie at EP.

Electric Picnic:  3.45pm on Saturday 1 September
The path to a pint: setting up a micro brewery in Ireland with Cam Wallace (Eight Degrees Brewing)
Cam will talk about the pleasures – and the pain – of turning a random pub conversation idea into the beer that you taste here today: Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner, Howling Gale Ale, Sunburnt Irish Red and Knockmealdown Porter.

Related beer stories:
Chocolate and Knockmealdown Porter Brownies
Irish craft beer baking, matching and tasting at the Liss Ard Festival



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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2 Responses

  1. I didn’t make it to your Tall Ship’s demo. I hope you had great time. Good luck with all other demos

    • Caroline says:

      It was a lot of fun, Magda. I’ve never seen anyone get brownies into the oven as fast as Kristin did on Saturday afternoon! They were ready just in time to taste with the Knockmealdown Porter and we got a great response from the audience.

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