The Convention Centre is the only place to be this weekend, with Ireland’s largest craft beer festival, the third annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, opening their doors on Friday February 27th.

With over 60 breweries attending, the fair aims to bring together craft beer aficionados from all over the world to share ideas, expertise and flavours with Irish craft beer enthusiasts. There will be a whopping 300 brews to sample!

Not limited to beer and cider alone, there will also be live music, cocktails and spirits as well as the best of Irish artisan foods. New this year to the fair, a craft beer shop will be onsite, stocked with exhibiting brews for visitors to purchase and enjoy at home.

A Pair & Taste Food Trail will also be on offer with a map for visitors suggesting food and beer pairings at the event. Artisan food offerings will include Man of Aran Fudge, Donal Skehan’s Skoff Pies, Bretzel Bakery, Sheridans Cheesemongers, Ballymaloe and O’Donnells Crisps.

Doors open at 5pm today, with the fair running until Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here.

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