Remember the good times we shared last year! We loved the beer, the venue, the atmosphere and most of all we loved you for making ABV15 a legendary festival. We stood up for sours, had a bit of a love-in with beery cocktails, and welcomed the best brewers to Belfast with bells on. And that's why we're back!
We still really love beer, we're pretty sure you do too. We're still excited about great breweries, new releases and unusual brews. We still love to taste and talk, compare and contrast. We're still full of the warm fuzzy glow of ABV15!
You'll be glad to know we're not changing much, just a few little tweaks to make our festival even more magical. We have the same simple vision - to bring people together in a very special location to share exceptional beer, great local food, and a proper chinwag with friends and like-minded strangers.
This year, our inspirational venue is Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast. Just like the Drawing Offices, the building is full of history and heritage, and it's a privilege to be part of its regeneration. It's the perfect space for calm contemplation and appreciation of the greatest beer we can source!
We can't wait to share it all again with you at ABV16.
Darren, Felicia & Michael