FDBusiness.com

Alltech’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair a Spectacular Success Set to Return for 2015

 Breaking News
  • 2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs Committee in the UK has published its report into 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing. The Committee launched an inquiry into 2 Sisters and poultry standards following the undercover footage released by The Guardian and ITN. The evidence sessions looked at the issues raised at the 2 [...]...
  • ADM Wins ‘Most Innovative Food Ingredient’ at Gulfood Excellence Awards Archer Daniels Midland Company has been awarded ‘most innovative food ingredient’ for its natural sweetening solution, Fruit Up® Fiber, at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards. The awards recognize best practices and innovation within the food manufacturing industry value chain. Entries were judged on the additional value the innovations brought to developers, as well as [...]...
  • Bayn Europe Enters China Sugar Reduction Market Bayn Europe has signed a strategic framework agreement with Kong Wua Group in China, outlining the establishment of a R&D center for sugar reduction and production of sugar replacer solutions. Through the agreement, Bayn and Kong Wua will bring sugar replacer solution to the market to help tackle the sugar over-consumption social problems. “It is important [...]...
  • It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper Among the most interesting topics in the publication ‘It’s time to end food waste’ is a closer look at the psychology of food waste by Nina Waldhauer at the University of Wageningen. Waldhauer explains how “(…) the food sector business can create opportunities for reducing consumer-related food waste. It can be done in ways that acknowledge consumer´s goal [...]...
  • Orkla Sells K-Salat to Stryhns Orkla Foods Danmark has agreed to sell its K-Salat business to Stryhns, which is part of the Norwegian Agra group. The purpose of the sale is to concentrate Orkla’s activities on fewer categories. K-Salat has a product portfolio of salad spreads, mayonnaise, remoulade, dressings and potato salads in Denmark. Under the agreement, Stryhns will take over [...]...

Alltech’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair a Spectacular Success Set to Return for 2015

Alltech’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair a Spectacular Success Set to Return for 2015
February 10
13:51 2014

The 2nd annual Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival, may have closed its doors for this year but it will return same time next year. A record number of visitors, more than 6,000, tasted some of the finest craft beers from around the world over the course of the 3 day festival.

“When I looked around the Fair I felt and sensed a craft brewing movement come to life in Dublin last weekend. The Fair was an exciting and spectacular success for us and we are delighted with the feedback from the visiting public. Consumers want taste and something different. There is a real sense of entrepreneurship in Ireland and in particular in the craft brewing industry. In the past people thought of Germany and America for craft beer but now Dublin, Ireland is on the map!” stated Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech.

Alltech hosted the first Fair as part of The Gathering 2013 as a salute to the craft brewing industry and by returning last week it is clear there is a huge demand for craft beer not just here in Ireland but across the globe. More than 300 craft beers participated in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup last week, judged by Dr. Inge Russell, editor of the Journal of the Institute of Brewing and her team of international experts. The king of the craft brews, Coisbo, a Danish family run craft brewery received the prestigious prize, for their “Four” Russian imperial stout brand.

The selection of beers from breweries around the world delighted attendees who sampled brews from brewers including Carlow Brewing, Espiga, Hardknott, Redwell, Mountain Man, N17 and Blacks of Kinsale. Paired with these fantastic beers were cheeses from Sheridans Cheesemongers, smoked salmon from Burren Smokehouse, crisps from Keogh’s, breads from the Bretzel Bakery and many more.

In the centre of the Expo was the Kentucky Tavern, dispensing Alltech’s range of beers and spirits to thirsty guests. Brews included Kentucky® IPA, Kentucky® Bourbon Barrel Stout and the flagship Kentucky® Bourbon Barrel Ale. A sensory lounge allowed experienced brewers, home brewers and beer and spirit enthusiasts to taste whiskey, bourbon and beers to learn more about how to taste and the impact of different ingredients on flavour profiles.

Dr. Pearse Lyons encouraged the craft brewers and potential new entrants to the market to be brave and take chances in this incredible industry, noting the incredible potential for job creation. “Did we strike a chord – Yes! Will we do it again next year – Yes! Was it a success – Yes!” stated Dr. Lyons. The Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair will return to Dublin in 2015.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2017Fi Europe
  • December 4, 2017Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017
  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements