Well I think it’s fair to say that we were blessed with the weather. The 7th annual Midlands Craft Beer Festival was a hit. The crowd landed early and were fierce thirsty. The lads selling tokens were flat out.
Moaterboat, the Nitro Raspberry Cream Ale from Dead Centre sold out in 22 minutes. They had to go and get the only other keg to satisfy the fans.
I was on the Galway Bay Brewery bar pouring the lovely crisp Czech Pils and at the other end of the spectrum 200 Fathoms. It tasted particularly good with the pork filled donut from Ginger’s BBQ.
Josh from Nitro Ground made me a delicious Cortado to help with my energy level. His Kombucha proved popular with the designated drivers too.
Darren Doyle from Studio 93 had a great set up for the live broadcast. Brian Cahill from Craic Beer Community did a bang up job of hosting too. If you want to hear from the brewers click here!
All that remains to be said is thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves, the brewers: Wide Street, Rye River, Ballykilcavan, Dead Centre and (of course) Galway Bay, Lough Ree Distillery, Nitro Ground and Gingers BBQ. And the musicians Maggie Dunne, DJ Keith Marshall and the bould Bishops Love Sci Fi! Fair play to John, Paul and Derek for their help with the running. Tony did a stellar job on the social media ‘assets’! And Don and Lisa as always for being such great hosts. See you next year. Sláinte!