Belfast Craft Beer Festival is coming- are you ready??

In two week’s time, for the first time, Custom House Square will play host to a myriad of Irish craft brewers, cider makers and distilleries. Coming to the city on the 21st April, this three day event will have Custom House Square 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 god fathers of the industry – this festival will showcase the best the island has to offer in the world of local produce 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 in Belfast city centre offering all of their favourite products as well as some exciting festival specials!

Seamus O’Hara, co-founder of the festival and owner of Carlow Brewing Company notes, “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 or 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 21st April!”

The festival is now sold out from an exhibitor perspective. The full house includes both Breweries and cider makers: Armagh Cider, Bushmills, Clearsky Brewing Co, Falling Apple Cider, Farmageddon Brewing Co-Op, Galway Bay Brewery, Hercules Brewery, Hilden Brewery, Jack Cody, Kinnegar Brewing, Knockout Brewing, Lacada, Longmeadow Cider, Mac Armagh’s Cider, Mac Ivors Cider, Mourne Mountain, Nightcap Beer, North Bound Brewery, O’Hara’s, Reel Deel Brewery, Stationworks,Tempted Cider, Toby’s Handcrafted Cider, Trouble Brewing, White Water Brewery and Wicklow Wolf.

The festival will also be offering an array of local artisan food and live resident DJ’s. 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.