A few years ago, there were very few beer festivals on the calendar; now we’re spoilt for choice. The next one to head to is the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, which takes place at Dublin’s Convention Centre from Friday 27 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.
Thanks to Alltech, we have five pairs of tickets to give away! To be in with a chance to win one pair, just leave a comment on this post, telling us what beers or ciders you’re looking forward to trying at the fair.
Read more about the event below and at eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/
The giveaway will close on Monday, 23 February at 6pm. Winners will be notified by email and can collect their tickets at reception. Good luck!
From the press release: Broadcaster Hector O’ hEochagain today announced the line-up for the 3rd Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair which takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin from Friday 27th February – Sunday 1st March 2015. Visitors to the three day event will have the opportunity to sample more than 300 craft brews from all over the world while enjoying live music, Six Nations Rugby on the Big Screen, the best of Irish artisan foods and the Ireland v England Beer Craft Grand Slam hosted by Hector.
Speaking about the event, Hector O h’Eochagain said, “Last year’s fair was such craic, I’m really looking forward to being involved again this year. Beer, Food, Sport, Music all under one roof – what more could you ask for?! The Craft Beer Grand Slam is a great warm up for the crowd before the big rugby game and I am looking forward to having the chance to sample some of the amazing craft beers being produced both in Ireland and overseas.”
More than 60 international breweries will be serving their brews. Irish breweries will include Eight Degrees Brewing, White Gypsy, The Porter House, Rye River, Tempted? Cider, Dungarvan Brewing Company, Trouble Brewing and Wicklow Brewery, among others.
A Pair & Taste Food Trail will also be on offer with a map for visitors suggesting interesting food and beer pairings at the event. Artisan food offerings will include Ballymaloe Relish, Bretzel Bakery, Cashel Blue, Donal Skehan’s Skoff Pies, De Mad Food Company, L Mulligan Grocer, Man of Aran Fudge, O Donnell’s Crisps, O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausages, Seymours Biscuits, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, The Kitchen BBQ Grill and Wrights of Howth. O Brien’s will also operate a “Craft Beer Shop” which will stock all exhibiting brews allowing visitors to purchase and enjoy at home.
On opening day, Friday 27th February, winners of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup competition will be announced. This international competition was launched by Alltech in 2013 and allows craft brewers to showcase their beers and have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert independent panel of beer judges. Award-winning brewers receive prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer and cider, establishing the best examples of each style.
Tickets are now on sale from €15 via www.entertainment.ie. All tickets will include four free drink/food tokens and a souvenir Eco cup.