Belfast is about to play host to an epic three-day beer festival celebrating Irish craft brewers, cider makers and distilleries. Here’s all you need to know about Belfast Craft Beer Festival…
Custom House Square will be transformed into a festival offering attendees Belfast’s widest range of Irish craft beer, cider and whiskey as well as the city’s favourite artisan food stalls and live music.
With over 25 producers and over 150 different craft beverages on offer – from brand new craft brewers to the godfathers of the industry – this festival will showcase the best the island has to offer and give attendees the opportunity to meet the masters of their crafts.
Each brewery, cider maker and distiller will have their own bar within the temporary structure in Custom House Square offering all of their favourite products as well as some exciting specials which will only be on sale at the festival.
Built on success
Seamus O’Hara, co-founder of the festival and owner of Carlow Brewing Company said: “We have hosted a sister festival to this in Dublin for the past five years. Each year, we have watched the industry grow from strength to strength. With such a large contingency of breweries in Northern Ireland, it made sense this year to create a festival in Belfast. We are really excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to open the doors on the April 21.”
Full compliment of exhibitors
The festival is now sold out from an exhibitor perspective. The full house of both breweries and cider makers includes:
Clearsky Brewing Co
Falling Apple Cider
Farmageddon Brewing Co-Op
Galway Bay Brewery
Mac Armagh’s Cider
Mac Ivors Cider
North Bound Brewery
Reel Deel Brewery
Toby’s Handcrafted Cider
White Water Brewery
Distillers include Bushmills, Jawbox and Shortcross
Food & DJs
The festival will also be offering an array of local artisan food and live resident DJs. Some of the city’s favourite food producers will be cooking up a storm including Broughgammon, Jolly Pies, Mike’s Fancy Cheese and Wolf and Devour.