Meet the supporters of our Fair who make Ireland’s largest craft gathering possible!

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2019 is brought to you by Alltech Beverage Division Ireland (ABDI), the distribution and beverage production company that develop mature and emerging craft drinks brands across beer, cider and spirits within Ireland and abroad.  The Fair was the brainchild of Dr. Pearse Lyons, our late great founder who saw the opportunity to showcase the best beverages our craft drinks industry has to offer, and our inaugural fair in 2013 featured as part of ‘The Gathering’, Ireland’s largest ever tourism initiative. Since then, our fair has gone from strength to strength and is the largest celebration of the craft drinks industry in this country.

ABDI will be represented by Ha’penny Spirits, Míl Gin, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Foxes Rock, Rascals Brewing Co., Jawbox Gin, Tempted Cider, MacIvors, Galway Hooker, Blacks of Kinsale, Barcelona Beer Company at the fair.

Their wide portfolio includes unique, memorable beverages.

We would like to introduce our brilliant sponsors for this year’s fair:

Counterpoint Ireland is a brand owner and wholesaling company with a broad selection of products across all drinks categories, both soft and alcohol. Counterpoint has a long history in soft drink creation such as soda water, ginger ale, Mi Wadi cordial among others, Counterpoint is at the forefront of iconic beverages within Ireland.  Their portfolio of premium spirits, beers, ciders and wines are well-established within the on-trade industry, and they will be showcasing The London Essence Company, Niche Vines and Alska Cider at our Fair!

London Essence, Shane Crowe

We are delighted to announce The London Essence company as the Official Premium Tonic sponsor of the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019.

  • Established in 1896 in Camberwell, England; London Essence was revived in 2016, to bring their time-tested methods of crafting fine, balanced mixers to the modern market. The range of beverages perfectly complement the premium spirits enjoyed by today’s consumers.
  • Alska Cider, from Sweden is a range of ciders made from real fruits and berries resulting in a refreshing and natural sweet taste. The range are naturally gluten-free and suitable for those on a vegan diet.
  • Niche Vines, is a collection of extraordinary wines specially selected to meet the changing tastes of the discerning Irish-consumer palette, at our fair attendees will be able to enjoy their range of wines and sparkling wines.


We are delighted to announce our trade supporters for this year’s Fair who can provide support to all within the craft drinks industry.


KegstarKegstar rent kegs and casks to help free up the valuable resources of time and money that producers otherwise spend tracking, maintaining and collecting container solutions. Using app enabled technology each of their kegs and casks are scanned with a smart device through the supply chain, creating valuable data along the way. All the producer needs to do is fill, deliver, scan and repeat. Clever casks, great beers, happy drinkers! Check them out here and make sure to drop by their stand in the Beer Garden. 


DHL Global Forwarding / Gori Ireland

DHL GoriGori Ireland will be at the event to present freight forwarding solutions, tailored for the beer & spirits sectors. With a presence in over 220 countries and a vast multi-modal transport service, the company can offer an import or export solution for exhibitors.

The company’s Beers, Wines & Spirits representative, Bret Patterson will be on hand at the event to discuss logistics and provide information.


Murray’s Recycled Plastic

Murray's Recycled PlasticMurray’s Recycled Plastic is a family business which is run by John and Sheila Murray.  Supplying furniture to trade organisations and events, they manufacture & design maintenance-free items which last a lifetime. Made from 100% recycled plastic boards, Murray's  provide environmentally-friendly  benches and picnic tables to trade organisations and events. They will have a stand at the fair beside the International bar.


The Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons DistilleryProducing some of Ireland’s finest small batch Irish whiskies, The Pearse Lyons Distillery is nestled in the former Church of St. James in the heart of The Liberties, an area steeped in history of the Irish brewing and distilling industry.  They celebrate the Irish tradition of storytelling on each guided tour of the church site and graveyard.

The distillery will also host a series of whiskey appreciation classes at the Fair,  where attendees can sample an Irish whiskey, a Bourbon, a Rye and a Scotch

This ticketed classes will cost €10 per person (plus booking fee) which also includes some light nibbles. Tickets are available here, or at the Pearse Lyons Distillery stand (pre-booking is advised).



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Last, but not least our Fair is also in association with Míl Gin, who are bringing the sunshine to our festival!

Be transported to the Mediterranean at the Míl Lounge, and discover the taste of the sunny Iberian peninsula with this Irish small-batch pot-still gin. Kick-back and relax on deck chairs with refreshing cocktails in hand. Bursting with southern sunshine, Míl Gin is a full-flavoured gin distilled with Almond, Basil, Bergamot Orange, Gooseberry, Juniper, Olives, Orris, Rosemary and Thyme.

Keep your eyes peeled as the Míl lounge will be launching a brand new product at this year's Fair!

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019 is partnered with the St Patrick’s Festival 2019, and are a featured event in the official festival programme. What better way to celebrate our national weekend than with the best of Irish craft drinks and artisanal food!