With a few short weeks to go until the doors open, the final line up for the popular Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair at the Convention Centre Dublin has been revealed. The three day event, which is now in its 4th year, will host the best of Irish and International craft breweries and distilleries from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th February 2016. Last year more than 10,000 people attended the event which hosted craft producers from 24 countries worldwide.
Brews & Food
The 2016 Fair will host more than 50 Irish and international breweries, cider producers, distilleries and craft brew distributors who will be sampling in excess of 300 craft brews from all over the world, including many seasonal and once off brews created just for the event! A selection of the best of Irish artisan foods including cheese and baked goods will be available alongside hot food options such as pies and crepes, with something for every taste.
Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech said “ We are incredibly excited about this years event which will showcase the best of Irish and International craft brewers and distillers, allowing consumers to sample the range of brews being produced both in Ireland and overseas. The event also provides an opportunity for craft distributors and producers to network and share insights and innovations within this ever growing sector”.
Six Nations rugby will be aired on big screens around the event throughout the weekend and live musical acts will include the Camembert Quartet, DJ Aidan Kavanagh, Pump up the Jam and We Banjo. Broadcaster and DJ, Rick O’Shea will entertain crowds attending Sunday’s Fair with live interviews with exhibitors and the annual Craft Beer Grand Slam which will warm up the crowd before the Ireland v Wales rugby clash, testing the taste buds of a team of Irish and Welsh fans.
Dublin Craft Beer Cup
The winners of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup competition will be announced on the first day of the event by Dr. Gearoid Cahill, European Director of Brewing Science at Alltech. 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.
World Record Breakers
Fancy breaking a world record? Join us on Friday, February 5, as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s ‘largest beer tasting’! The current record holders are Mexico, who broke the record with 714 people in 2014. Claim your free ticket now and let’s bring the Guinness World Record home!
The world’s largest beer tasting attempt will take place at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Ireland’s largest beer festival at the Convention Centre Dublin, Friday 5. Entry is FREE, however sign up is required for official counting purposes. Claim your free ticket by registering at tickets.ie. Check-in opens at 5.30 p.m. and admission will be strictly supervised by the Guinness World Records adjudicator.
For further information on the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair visit eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com.