BURSTING WITH FLAVOUR,  NEW RHUBARB AND HONEY CIDER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

BURSTING WITH FLAVOUR,  NEW RHUBARB AND HONEY CIDER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Long Meadow Cider have announced that they will be showcasing their latest Cider, Rhubarb & Honey bottled cider at the Belfast Craft Beer Festival in June.

The cider which is produced on the family apple farm in Loughgall, will join Long Meadow’s other distinct offerings; Medium and Blossom Burst Cider on Draft and the Limited Edition Oak Aged Cider, matured in barrels and bottled for the occasion.

Long Meadow’s ‘plant to pour’ approach ensures that each of their ciders are cold pressed from their own apples in the farms on site processing plant. Established in 2013, Long Meadow, not only produce cider but is well known for quality apple juice and cider vinegar.

Pat McKeever, who founded the business, described the new Rhubarb & Honey offering as having

“beautiful colour and strong rhubarb, apples and honey flavours”

And said of the Belfast Craft Beer Festival,

“This is the third year we will have attended the Belfast Craft Beer Festival and we are very much looking forward to getting back down to Custom House Square, meeting other local producers and showcasing our products to the consumers. It is always a great few days, packed with tasty beers, ciders, and street food!”

Michelle Shirlow, CEO of Food NI, who are supporting the local producers at the Belfast Craft Beer Festival commented,

“We are delighted to see local cider, beer and gin companies taking part in this event. The brewing and distilling industry in Northern Ireland has grown rapidly in recent years, and has received regional, national and international recognition. We have, of course, a very vibrant cluster of companies producing innovative beverages including over 30 craft breweries. Our cider producers have also won a string of international awards as well as the well-deserved acclaim from cider experts. And our gin, whiskey and vodka producers are also making an impact in markets beyond these shores. Events like this demonstrate that Northern Ireland truly has a world class cluster of local producers and this is an ideal event to Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland.”

 

Medium & Blossom Burst Cider on draft

Limited Edition Oak Aged Cider matured in barrels in bottle

NEW Rhubarb & Honey cider in bottle

Long Meadow Cider, Portadown

 

Sophie Seaton

MySideKick Marketing

sophie@mysidekickni.com

07734089856

 

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

The Belfast Craft Beer Festival takes place in Custom House Square on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June 2018.

The Festival will feature over 200 craft beers and ciders as well as an all new Irish Gin Garden, pouring Gunpowder, Boatyard, Dingle and ShortCross Gins. 

There will be nightly live music and a DJ.

Festival opening times are; 5pm-11pm, Friday and 12noon - 11pm Saturday.

Standard tickets are priced at £10pp and are available for purchase through www.belfastcraftbeerfestival.com.

LOCAL FAVOURITE SHORTCROSS GIN TO FEATURE AT BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2018

LOCAL FAVOURITE SHORTCROSS GIN TO FEATURE AT BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2018

Northern Ireland’s first premium craft gin, ShortCross, is to feature in the all new, cosy Irish Gin Garden at the Belfast Craft Beer Festival 2018.

ShortCross gin is distilled at the Rademon Estate Distillery in Downpatrick and is inspired by the surrounding gardens and Forrests of the estate. Wild clover, elderflowers, elder berries, orange, cassia, juniper and coriander all contribute to the highly aromatic, smooth finish which has come to be favoured by gin lovers the globe over.

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong of ShortCross Gin said of their involvement with the festival,

“When we heard that the Belfast Craft Beer Festival were planning to host a gin Garden this year we couldn’t resist but to get involved. Brining our gin and the many different serves in which it is available, to an audience of gin enthusiasts is a very exciting prospect for us. We can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for them”.

Bruce Mansour, Founder and Director of the Belfast Craft Beer Festival said of working with ShortCross,

“Since it’s inception in 2012, ShortCross Gin has won the hearts and taste buds of gin lovers the world over. So when we realised that the distillery was a mere 30 minutes drive from the festival, we simply had to get them involved this year.

The ethos of the Belfast Craft Beer festival is one of supporting local brewers and distillers as well as local produce in general. The entire festival really is a demonstration of the wealth of talent and produce available in Northern Ireland and Ireland, of which ShortCross is a perfect example”.

Michelle Shirlow CEO, Food NI, commented on the festival,

“We are delighted to see local cider, beer and gin companies taking part in this event. The brewing and distilling industry in Northern Ireland has grown rapidly in recent years, and has received regional, national and international recognition. We have, of course, a very vibrant cluster of companies producing innovative beverages including over 30 craft breweries. Our cider producers have also won a string of international awards as well as the well-deserved acclaim from cider experts. And our gin, whiskey and vodka producers are also making an impact in markets beyond these shores. Events like this demonstrate that Northern Ireland truly has a world class cluster of local producers and this is an ideal event to Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland.”

‘WIT’S OUT’ AT BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

 

A bespoke craft beer, brewed in East Belfast by Boundary Brewing is to be debuted at the Belfast Craft Beer Festival.

‘Wit’s Out’ named so after the common Northern Irish saying, ‘when the drink’s in, the wit’s out’, has been developed in partnership between the Sunflower and American Bars and Boundary Brewing.

Described as a classic American Style Beer with hints of coriander and lemongrass, ‘Wit’s Out’ will be served at the festival with a slice of lemon.

It is the third collaboration between the Sunflower and American Bars and local breweries, and the second collaboration between these bars and Boundary Brewing.

Boundary Brewing is a cooperative brewery, owned by its members, and is the first brewery in Northern Ireland to bring together modern US styles with more traditional French and Belgian style beers.

Pedro from the Sunflower and American Bars, commented on their latest concoction, “At the Sunflower and the American we are huge supporters of local brewing and massive fans of craft beer, hence we have been involved with the Belfast Craft Beer Festival since the beginning.

What makes the festival so special is the enthusiasm the people have for craft beer and that is why, this year, we wanted to bring them something unique, something they would only experience here in Custom House Square”.

Bruce Mansour is the founder of Belfast Craft Beer Festival, the Irish Beer Festival and the Seaport Beer Fest in Halifax. With a love for all things craft beer it is no surprise that he is exceptionally excited to taste the new arrival at the festival.

“To me, this is exactly what the Belfast Craft Beer Festival is all about, celebrating the talent of the local breweries and showcasing something new to the local craft beer enthusiasts. I most definitely will be sampling ‘Wit’s Out’ when the festival comes to town at the start of June!”

 

CONTACTS

Sophie Seaton  -  MySideKick Marketing  -  sophie@mysidekickni.com  -  07734089856

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

The Belfast Craft Beer Festival takes place in Custom House Square on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June 2018.

The Festival will feature over 200 craft beers and ciders as well as an all new Irish Gin Garden, pouring Gunpowder, Boatyard, Dingle and ShortCross Gins. 

There will be nightly live music and a DJ.

Festival opening times are; 5pm-11pm, Friday and 12noon - 11pm Saturday.

Standard tickets are priced at £10pp and are available for purchase through www.belfastcraftbeerfestival.com.

MAY THE FOURTH BE FREE TO YOU

 

May Day is here! To celebrate the bank holiday weekend (and the questionable arrival of summer), we are giving you the chance to have a drink on us!

This weekend anyone who buys 5 drink tokens for the Belfast Craft Beer Festival will receive a 6th token free of charge!

Tokens are redeemable at all stalls within the Belfast Craft Beer Festival, including the Irish Gin Garden and street food outlets and can be purchased through www.belfastcraftbeerfestival.com.

The Festival takes place on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June in Custom House Square and will feature over 200 craft beers and ciders as well as a new cosy Irish Gin Garden, pouring Boatyard, ShortCross, Dingle, Glendalough and Gunpowder Gins.

And as if this wasn’t enough, there will be delicious, local street food from Wolf & Devour, Bella’s Pizza, Street Dogs and the Mexican Street Kitchen, complimented by nightly live music and DJ.

Festival opening times are; 4pm-11pm, Friday and 1pm - 11pm Saturday.

Standard tickets are priced at £10pp and are available for purchase through www.belfastcraftbeerfestival.com.

 

 

 

CONTACTS
Sophie Seaton  -  MySideKick Marketing  -  07734089856  -  sophie@mysidekickni.com

Carley Quigley  -  Grey Dog Communications  -   carelydonegan@greydogevents.com

 

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

The Belfast Craft Beer Festival was founded in 2016 by Bruce Mansour from Make it Happen and Seamus O’Hara, owner of Carlow Brewing. Bruce and Seamus are also responsible for the Irish Craft Beer Festival and the Seaport Beer Festival, Halifax.

THE BELFAST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL RUNS ON THE 1ST & 2ND JUNE 2018

Taking over Custom House Square for the 1st & 2nd June, the festival is ready to set the city’s taste buds alight!

Whether it is a quirky craft beer or a delicate gin cocktail that tickles your fancy - Guests can relax in the atmospheric marquee or sit back under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Custom House Square, right in the heart of the city. Sip on gin cocktails featuring Irish favourites, Shortcross, Gunpowder and Dingle Gin as well as Northern Ireland’s latest addition to the gin scene, Boatyard Double Gin, distilled in the picturesque setting of Lough Erne. And if Craft Beer is your tipple of choice you won’t be disappointed. With over 200 varieties to choose from, we have all the nation’s favourites as well as the latest up and coming must haves for 2018!

Launched in 2016, the Belfast Craft Beer Festival creates an opportunity for thousands of local craft beer enthusiasts to learn more about craft beers, ciders and gins and to engage with local Irish brewers on Ireland’s rich brewing heritage and current phenomenal growth rates. The continued growth and enthusiasm surrounding the festival is testimony to the nation’s increasing interest and appreciation of local, high quality brewing and distilling.

With over 200 craft beers and ciders, delicious food from some of Northern Ireland’s premier street food providers, including Wolf & Devour, Bella’s Pizzas, Street Dogs and The Mexican Street Kitchen, plus live music each night, it is sure to be two craic filled days in Custom House Square. 

The Festival takes place on June 1 & 2, 2018. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 18 April, with a limited number available at £1. This £1 Wonder is strictly limited so early purchase is advised to avoid disappointment. Normal ticket price is £10 per person

Tickets can be purchased through www.belfastcraftbeerfest.com

 

ENDS

 

CONTACTS
Sophie Seaton - MySideKick Marketing - 07734089856  -  sophie@mysidekickni.com

Carley Quigley - Grey Dog Communications - carelydonegan@greydogevents.com

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

The Belfast Craft Beer Festival was founded in 2016 by Bruce Mansour from Make it Happen and Seamus O’Hara, owner of Carlow Brewing. Bruce and Seamus are also responsible for the Irish Craft Beer Festival and the Seaport Beer Festival, Halifax.