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New Belfast Festival Seeks to Quench Thirst for Craft Beer

Festival will take place in the Titanic Drawing Offices.

Festival will take place in the Titanic Drawing Offices.

A new craft beer festival has been announced for Belfast, set to take place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 22nd – 23rd May, in the historic Titanic Drawing Offices.

Michael Kerr is part of the team of four behind ABV Fest 15. He owns the Belfast-absed Boundary Brewing Co-Operative.

“The local beer scene is rapidly changing and for the better! People want more than just a pint. They want quality and choice. Local pubs and off licences are increasing the range of beer they offer. The number of independent breweries here has more than tripled in a decade,” said Michael.

“We believe that a growing local beer scene needs an innovative beer festival. That’s how ABV Fest came to be. We wanted to create a space where the vast range of beer styles being brewed right now could be showcased.”
Beer and cider producers from Ireland and the UK will be attending. The festival will go on for three days with a range of special tastings planned.

“The speed at which tickets have been selling tells us something. Belfast has been crying out for a different kind of beer festival; a festival where not drinking the same thing twice is to be encouraged. It will be a festival where great beers can be sipped, shared, talked about and debated in the company of some of those who create them.”

Full beer list and prices are to be announced online shortly.  For more information, visit www.abvfest.com.

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