Its hard to believe just how quickly this year has whizzed by – Its nearly the end of October and we are already talking about events for 2015!
Next year sees the third incarnation of the the Alltech Brews & Food Festival in Dublin’s Convention Centre. On Wednesday Mrs Beer Snob and I attended the launch event in Sam’s Bar on Dawson Street. The gathering of a who’s who in the craft beer arena, bloggers, brewers, foodies and the good folks from Alltech.
Mrs Beersnob brought along her now legendary Brownies, this incarnation was made using Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout. They were absolutely delicious again. Everyone who got to sample them was extremely effusive in their praise of them.
The night itself saw focus on the seasonal Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale, which weighing in at 10% is very drinkable, and for me not too sweet. Which I sometimes have with most pumpkin ales, the ageing in barrels has fortified this beer. Luckily everyone in the audience got one in the good bags! I know what i’ll be drinking on Friday. There was also some great cocktails on display, and a spiced version of the Pearse Lyons Reserve which was interesting, but I prefer the original myself. We also got to sample the Town Branch Rye which is currently only available in the Duty Free in Dublin Airport
The 2014 edition was very successful, and 2015 is aiming to be bigger and better again, the team at Alltech have listened to the feed back and some of their ideas are going to be great. There are going to be more brewers, and distillers at this event, and more importantly the food side of things is being ramped up with local food vendors going to feeding the masses.
Another change is the event is running Friday to Sunday which should ensure a larger attendance. There will also be entertainment including live music and the rugby will be televised also. The dates are 27th February to 1st March 2015
Tickets are on sale now via the link below, and at €15 including a glass and four tokens they represent great value for money, I look forward to seeing you there.