Sunday, June 24, 2012

Killarney's Fifth Anniversary Celebration

 One of my favorite local places to have great craft beer is at  Killarney's Restaurant and Irish Pub in Riverside, CA.  They recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, on Saturday June 16th.  They had a fantastic selection of beers on tap from several local breweries such as; Ballast PointBlack Market Brewing Company, Bootlegger's Brewery, The Bruery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Inland Empire Brewing Company, Packinghouse Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., and TAPS.  The afternoon was a great time to sample new beers as well as visit with both new and old friends.  

For $30 you received a commemorative tasting glass to hold unlimited tastings of beer and a ticket for a choice of three food options.  The food choices included pub tacos, three types of mac and cheese, and sliders.  This was an awesome deal as the beer selection was outstanding and the food was delicious!  

Matt Becker and Scot Koury from
Packinghouse Brewing Company
Black Market Brewing Company, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, and Packinghouse all sent representatives from their breweries to pour their beer.  It is always nice to have a chat with those who make and promote a specific brewery!  Packinghouse and Killarney's teamed up to create a collaboration beer for the event, BEL-Rynger, a Belgian IPA, which was one of my favorite beers of the day.  I love when breweries come together to create a beer, especially when it is for a specific event.  

Hangar 24
Having another opportunity to sample Stone's 10th Anniversary Ruination was a nice surprise.  Another highlight of the day was trying Packinghouse's new beer Tipsy Tibbets which is a tasty Saison/Farmhouse Ale.  I can definitely see myself drinking Tipsy Tibbets over the summer since it is both light and refreshing.  Hangar 24's Imperial IPA, Essence is an outstanding beer, I liked it so much I had more than one sample of it.  Having local breweries pouring beer at an event is always a bonus, having ones that also make great beer is a double bonus!  Live acoustic music by the duo, Coleslaw was a great addition to this fun-filled afternoon.


  1. Tipsy Tibbets sounds mighty tasty! I'm a sucker for names and fancy labels. My favorite Texas brew is Not So Dumb Blonde Ale at the Fredricksberg microbrewery.

    1. It is super good! And I think I may need to make a trip out to Texas to try some of the beer out there! : )