Alltech International Craft Brews & Food Fair – Convention Centre Dublin February 6th – 8th

Now in its second year following on from the first festival which was during the summer 2013. This mix of trade fair, and beer festival is hopefully going to become on ongoing fixture in the calendar for years to come. 

There is going to be plenty for the trade, both publicans, and producers. There is also going to be plenty for the going public.

This year there is a large number of brewers here, with a majority from Ireland, there is a fleck of European and US brewers here too. A full list of these is here. Then there is a range of food producers here also; Good beer and Good food go hand in hand.

    The two public sessions are the Friday evening from 5pm, and the Saturday from 12pm. Tickets are €15 per day which include your admission, a souvenir glass and 4 free drinks. Great value if you ask me. On the Friday there is live music from Paddy Casey, and Saturday we have Hector presiding over the Grand Slam of Beer considering the 6 nations is on that weekend. Yes, the game is also being televised for all the Irish Rugby Fans out there. There are also some Sensory Lounges too.

    There is a conference aspect to this and i’m fortunate to have been invited to the Pub Series where there will be many speakers from various areas of the industry. For any publicans who are still undecided about whether to go or not there is plenty of time to still register by following this link

    All in all this promises to be a lot of fun, and I hope to meet some of my readers there. See you at the Convention Centre, go on, you know you want to. More info available from and @alltechbrews on twitter. Tickets can be purchased here via