Words & Photos - Matthew Curtis

I'm not quite sure of the exact moment when Dublin's famous craic took hold of me. It might have been at 2am in a crowded bar at the heart of the infamous Temple Bar district. It might have been right after my first taste of Galway Bay's Of Foam and Fury double IPA, easily the best new beer I have tasted this year. It might have been any of the moments when bonds with acquaintances old and new were established and strengthened or it might have just been the very moment I stepped off my plane and headed into the Irish capital for my very first time.I'd been to Ireland several times before but never Dublin. Now after discovering a vibrant city that has an infectious energy unlike any other I've visited that's at the heart of a rapidly exploding and tightly knit beer scene I can't wait to go back. Sláinte.