The Donegal Brewing Company has announced details of the North West's first craft beer festival - the 'Wild Atlantic Craft Beer Festival', which takes place in Ballyshannon, County Donegal over the August Bank holiday weekend.
The event, which is held in association with Fermanagh based Inismacsaint Brewing Co, will commemorate local craft beer and artisan food, tying in with the recent launch of Atlantic Amber Ale, the newest product from the Donegal Brewing Company.
"Like the best things that happen in life, there was nothing contrived or regimented about the brewing company's development or the festival," says Brendan O'Reilly, who set up the Donegal Brewing Company three years ago. "Like the wholesome ingredients in the brews, there was an organic growth to both the business and it success."
The event coincides with the the 37th Ballyshannon Traditional and Folk Festival, which also takes place that weekend in the town.