Franciscan Well Springs us into Summer

27 Apr, 2018

The Franciscan Well is set is host up to 20 Irish craft brewers & distillers at its annual Spring Beer Festival in Cork this coming April 27th - 29th.

Now in its 19th year, the Well’s famous Bavarian style beer tent will house the country’s most innovative brewers including YellowBelly, Kinnegar, Trouble & Torc. ‘ Over the last 19 years the Easter Beer Festival has been a fantastic showcase of the Irish Beer industry, all brewers involved attend the event so it is a great way for people to meet the makers of their favorite beers’ says Shane Long, founder of the Franciscan Well.

With the Franciscan Well’s successful collaboration with Jameson in creating Caskmates Whiskey and the opening of their new cocktail bar, MONK, there will be an added element of craft spirits available at the festival.  Festival goers are asked to keep a special eye out for Blacks of Kinsale’s new Rum edition. ‘With the spirit sector undergoing vibrant growth, it is a welcome addition to a festival that is now showcasing the creativity of the whole of the Irish Drinks industry’ says Kate Clancy, Marketing Manager of the Brewpub. 

This year the festival will feature an altered tone as it takes place on Good Friday. For over 100 years there has been an alcohol ban in Ireland and the Franciscan Well will be celebrating the lift of the ban in style. Not only will there be an array of beers, spirits & cocktails, Pompeii Pizza will be serving meat filled wood-fired pizzas & wood-fired sausages with beer chutneys. ‘ The change in law is very welcome, particularly for tourists arriving in Ireland over the Easter break. Like all our festivals, we encourage people to drink less but drink better on Good Friday’ Says Noel Finn, Manager of Franciscan Well Brewpub.

Doors will open Friday the 27th of April at 5pm & Saturday & Sunday from 1pm. Pompeii pizza will be serving their wood fired pizzas as well as their new addition- Pompeii Pinchos, for those who want to relax in the new cocktail bar, MONK. Live music will take place every evening from 9pm.

Admission is free. For more information email

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