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.

New products

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: 

Armagh Cider

Clearsky Brewing Co

Falling Apple Cider

Farmageddon Brewing Co-Op

Galway Bay Brewery

Hercules Brewery

Hilden Brewery

Jack Cody

Kinnegar Brewing

Knockout Brewing


Longmeadow Cider

Mac Armagh’s Cider

Mac Ivors Cider

Mourne Mountain

Nightcap Beer

North Bound Brewery


Reel Deel Brewery


Tempted Cider

Toby’s Handcrafted Cider

Trouble Brewing

White Water Brewery

Wicklow Wolf

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.

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