The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Ireland’s largest international craft beer festival, is set to return to Dublin’s Convention Centre from February 27 to March 1, 2015.
This will be the third time Alltech has hosted the event, which this year saw over 6,000 visitors and featured a range of craft beers for tasting, from more than 45 brewers from across 18 countries.
Tickets are now on sale from €15 from the Fair’s website and will include four free drink and food tokens, a souvenir glass and free entertainment.
Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech said, “Craft beer in Ireland is paving the way by providing local employment and it continues to make inroads into foreign markets.
“There is a craft beer revolution going on right here in Ireland and what better way to highlight that than by showcasing some of Ireland’s finest local craft beers side by side with some of the world’s finest?”
The event also features the Dublin Craft Beer Cup competition, which allows craft brewers to showcase their beers. Following two days of blind tasting by a panel of independent industry veterans, top brewers will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer.
The winner of the 2014 Dublin Craft Beer Cup was Anders Coisbo from Coisbo Beer in Denmark, who commented, “It has been a fantastic year for us, winning seven medals at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, including the overall winner, and a further nine medals in the United States.”
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