The Irish craft beer industry is on the verge of a major milestone, with the first beer festival scheduled to take place in the capital Dublin in 2019.
The Beer, Food and Social Festival is to be held on July 14, 2019, to mark the official opening of the world’s first craft beer festival in the country.
The event is the brainchild of Irish artist and producer Drew Brees and will take place at the O’Connell Street Market.
The festival, which will take in the Omeath Hotel and the Royal Festival Hall, will be attended by an impressive range of brewers, brewers, producers, producers of beers, brewers of spirits and cider, and more.
It will also include a tasting bar, a beer garden and a restaurant.
Brey has been working on the idea of a beer festival for almost a decade.
“I had been thinking about this for about five years,” Brees told The Irish News.
“When I was younger, when I was in my teens, I had this vision for a beerfest.
I was a little bit disappointed when I found out that I was doing nothing but writing music and teaching people to play instruments, and I couldn’t get a job in the craft beer world because I couldn and I wasn’t qualified.”
So I started looking into the craft brewing world and realised that the Irish craft brewing scene was quite small, and that we were just not well-represented in the world.
“The beer festival will take the form of a series of mini-camps, with Brees set to play the role of the head brewer.
The main event will take on the format of a “craft beer tour”, with Breese playing the host, the artist himself and the local beer-loving crowd, and the venue to be chosen at random.”
There are four different days, there are four days of a tour and then there is a final day where we get to go back to the hotel and have a beer, which is actually a bit like an Irish beer festival.””
The beers will be from all over the world.
There are four different days, there are four days of a tour and then there is a final day where we get to go back to the hotel and have a beer, which is actually a bit like an Irish beer festival.”
The idea is to try to recreate what that beer festival would be like, and we are going back to Omeatt Street and the Ollinagh Hotel and then back to Dublin to do the same thing.
“Brey said he has a lot of support for the idea.”
People are really excited about it,” he told The Independent.”
It’s really going to give people a sense of community and to have that opportunity to experience a real celebration of the Irish beer industry.
“Everyone is very supportive of the idea and the idea is getting support from people who have worked in the industry.
I’m very proud to have my own beer festival.”
Tickets for the festival, as well as a host of other events are on sale for €25, which Brees said is the price of entry for a small brewery.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 14 at 10am.
Tickets are available at the Irish Beer Festival website.