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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair Returns to Dublin

By Steve Wynne-Jones

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin this weekend from Friday 5 - Sunday 7 February.

Now in its fourth year, the event will feature more than 50 Irish and international breweries, cider producers, distilleries and craft brew distributors. Seasonal and limited edition offerings will be available, as well as hot and cold foods by local producers.

As well as food and drink, music and entertainment will also be on display at the Fair, including live acts Camembert Quartet, DJ Aidan Kavanagh, Pump up the Jam and We Banjo. Six Nations rugby will also be shown on big screens.

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The winners of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup competition will be announced on the first day of the event by Dr. Gearoid Cahill, European Director of Brewing Science at Alltech. This international competition was launched by Alltech in 2013 and allows craft brewers to showcase their beers and have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert independent panel of beer judges.

There will also be a Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s ‘largest beer tasting’ made on Friday. The current record holders are Mexico, who broke the record with 714 people in 2014.

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech said: “We are incredibly excited about this year’s event which will showcase the best of Irish and International craft brewers and distillers, allowing consumers to sample the range of brews being produced both in Ireland and overseas.

"The event also provides an opportunity for craft distributors and producers to network and share insights and innovations within this ever growing sector.”

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