AN INTERNATIONAL BREWERY FESTIVAL AT THE WHITE HAG
July 29th 2017
20 breweries in total, all pouring great beers that have never poured in Ireland before!
About the Festival
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The Background to the Festival!
Since we started brewing in 2014, we have met some brilliant characters and brewery crews across the world. It struck us that when two or more breweries get together the atmosphere turns into a collaborative, collective aspiration to work together in pursuit of endless possibilities.
We also noticed that the best events are run by breweries hosting other breweries, and we’ve wanted to create that type of event since soon after we started out. For our Second Birthday last year 260 beer fans turned up at two weeks notice, to drink with us and our favourite breweries. This year we’re cranking it up a notch and inviting the best breweries we’ve met on our travels around the world to bring beers never poured in Ireland and descend on Sligo with Ireland's Craft Beer community.
We are focusing on bringing twelve breweries from ten other countries leading the way in craft beer, pouring three beers each. We will also have a small select crew of Irish Breweries we work with pouring a unique beer each, and a healthy selection of unique beers from our own brewery.
We’ll be launching our barrel programme on the morning of the festival and of course all barrel adoptees get a free ticket to the festival, as well as a tour and sampling of all the beers in the programme. You guys are obviously also welcome to that too.
Some of the best food outlets from Sligo Food Trail and the Strandhill People's Market are going to be feeding the masses, with some using our beers in preparing the food.
We’re also going to host ‘The National Cornhole Championship’ here in the brewery, with the final broadcast live on our Facebook page!