Midlands Craft Beer Festival 2021

The 7th annual Midlands Craft Beer Festival is happening on Saturday the 28th of August!

This is pretty exciting! A real live event. In Moate. With beer. Next Saturday we will be having all of the craic from 3pm.

Many of you will be familiar with Don’s Bar beer garden from previous years but, like many of his fellow publicans, he has invested in his outdoor area and there are several cosy pods for you to relax in.

If you are not able to attend in person there is going to be a live stream on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook which will kick off around 5pm. Thanks to Studio 93, Craic Beer Community and Beer Cloud for their help with this.

Moaterboat from Dead Centre will be pouring!

Dead Centre are bringing back their hugely popular Raspberry Cream Ale Moaterboat and an Oatmeal Stout brewed with Kilbeggan Oats, Kilbeggan Chocolate which has been aged in Lough Ree Distillery Barrels. Ballykilcavan are pouring Bambricks Brown Ale, Lineblocker and it will be the first outing for an Amber Kellerbier which is currently called KellerQueen! I will be manning the Galway Bay Brewery taps and I have a keg of the beautiful Bitter Pil and also a small keg of Two Hundred Fathoms with Calendar Coffee Teamwork Espresso.

Two of the Galway Bay Brewery beers which will be available at the festival

Wide Street are bringing the Witbier they brewed with Brendan Views on Brews earlier this year and their new Pale Ale Sound by Design. Rye River will be bringing their Lil’ Bangin’ Session IPA and their new Coastal IPA.

Nitro Ground Coffee and Kombucha will be pouring at Midlands Craft Beer Festival

It’s not all beer though! Nitro Ground are making their debut festival appearance. Josh is bringing some non alcoholic options in the form of Nitro Coffee and hoppy, fruity Kombucha. Lough Ree Distillery are bringing lemon infused vodka and their excellent gin. And BiaSol are keeping the beer business sustainable with their products which use spent grain from the brewing process.

Sourdough baked with flour from BiaSol

There will be live music on the day from DJ Keith Marshall from 6-7pm and Bishops Love Sci Fi take the stage from 7-9pm. Due to the current covid restrictions no one is allowed to dance, so, eh, leave the dancing shoes at home. I have been asked about tickets by a few people. We have decided that there will be no entry fee but instead you may give a voluntary donation to help offset the running costs. Capacity is limited in the beer garden so you would be advised to arrive early to get a seat. See you there next Saturday. Sláinte!

Ps: in an effort to reduce plastic/waste some of the brewers will have glassware. You’ll be able to pay a returnable deposit to use these. Also, please remember to bring cash for beer tokens!

Ginger’s BBQ is coming to the Midlands Craft Beer Festival! 🤤🤤🤤
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