Thursday 17 October 2019

Local breweries to exhibit in St Pat's fest

Fingal company, Hope Beer exhibits at the Alltech Craft Brew and Beer and Food Exhibition
Fingal company, Hope Beer exhibits at the Alltech Craft Brew and Beer and Food Exhibition

At the launch of The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019, five breweries and two artisanal food producers from North Dublin were announced as exhibitors for Ireland's largest craft drinks gathering which returns to the Convention Centre Dublin from 14th-16th March. Showcasing over 300 craft beers, spirits and ciders from Ireland's leading drinks producers, the fair is a three-day celebration of Ireland's craft brews industry.

The five breweries announced for the fair include the Fingal LEO supported Hope Beer: established in 2015 by a group of old school friends with a shared passion for beer, the brewery is based in a bespoke facility at the Howth junction.

Hopfully Brewing Co., based in Clonshaugh, D17 was founded in 2016 with the aim of raising artistic awareness through craft beers. The brewery collaborate with artists in the creation and design of all their beers, with bespoke artwork made for each drink's story and personality.

Grand Cru Beers was established in 2008 with the simple aim to present the best brews from home and abroad. Based in Glasnevin, the company showcase beers from Germany, Belgium, Ireland and The UK.

Kevin Byrne founded Persistence brewing Co. in 2016, with the intention to continue his ancestral connections of brewing, merchantry and artisanal produce in the city of Dublin. Kevin's passion is to share exemplary quality beer in his local area of Dublin 7 and to instil the company values of wholesomeness and sustainability into his produce.

Jason Cheng, sushi chef extraordinaire and owner of J2 Sushi places an emphasis on fresh, quality fish caught in Irish waters. This fish is delivered fresh from Wright's of Marino, wood-smoked by the chefs and hand-made into little pieces of fishy heaven by the J2 team. J2 Sushi also only use Irish meat sourced from Dublin's own F.X. Buckley's. J2 Sushi are based in the IFSC district of D1.

The Rolling Donut is an Irish owned family business founded by Michael Quinlan in 1978, after a trip to London inspired Michael to bring the donut to the people of Ireland! What began as a small kiosk on O'Connell street has expanded exponentially since 2016 - and with five stores now operating around Dublin and Kildare the business is going from strength to strength. They will have their scrumptious midi sourdough donuts available with a selection of their vast regular and vegan ranges to suit all tastes!

The fair joins the St. Patrick's Festival 2019 as a featured event, and there will be great entertainment each day, with live music, a games area including Foosball, Air Hockey and Pool tables and Six Nations Rugby on three of the largest screens in Dublin!

The Distiller's Quarter also returns for 2019 due to popular demand.

Fingal Independent