Each session ticket gets you access to the festival, an ABV18 glass, and a branded pencil and beer list.
Over 18 event only. IDs will be checked.
Tickets are non-refundable
For large group discounts, please contact us.
We’d like to say thanks if you’re quick off the mark and getting your ABVFest tickets in nice and early!
Just use discount code THANKS to get £2 off each individual ticket you buy or £5 off your Whole Shebang ticket.
Be quick though - this code is only valid for the month of April!
ABVFest is back in Belfast for our incredible fourth year - 3 sessions over 2 days,
Friday 31 August and Saturday 01 September 2018!
Stay in touch on social media using #ABV18 @abvfest
You know it’s our life's work to put a cracking beer list together - #ABV18 will be no different :) We're as excited as ever to get you tasting and talking about the best beer we can find. Last year, we had over 45 breweries pouring at our 30-tap bar across our 3 sessions. We had 5 ingenious beer cocktails and we heard a rumour that our Fetish Taps went down well too... we love it when you're happy!
Our mission is still the same - to share exceptional beer and great local food in a special location.
Speaking of which... Carlisle Memorial Church is home again in 2018 :) We love that beautiful big room. If you've never been, have a look at the pics - it’s a stunning venue and we’re delighted to be working with the Belfast Buildings Trust again.
If you like a chinwag with the people behind the beer, we’ll be sharing details of our tastings on social media as we get closer to the festival. Keep a close eye on Facebook and Twitter.
And let's not forget food - we’ll have great local producers on hand, indoor and outdoor, to sort out your munchies. Our good friends at Mike’s Fancy Cheese and Ispini Charcuterie are back and we’ll confirm some more foodie faves in the coming weeks and months.
We sold out all of our sessions last year and numbers are limited, so put the dates in your diary and get your tickets sorted asap. We don't do door sales and we know that many of you missed out in previous years, so make sure that you get in early. We've got a discount for the first month of ticket release in April too, so get them while they're hot!
We could not run ABVFest without our legendary volunteers. You'll know them from previous years - they're the lovely, smiley, enthusiastic folk behind the bar, helping at tastings, giving you your glass and doing lots of other amazing things. If you want to join them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on social media - we'd love to hear from you!
If you've joined us before, thank you - it wouldn't be the warm and friendly beer festival we love without you. If you're planning you're first ABVFest session, we can't wait to meet you! We still believe that great beers should unite and divide. Most important of all, they should be shared and enjoyed with friends, and strangers who might become friends, under a very special roof.
‘We had an amazing time! Can't wait for next year :)’
Jacqui via Facebook
‘Our first one and certainly not our last, great beer and great atmosphere’
Kasey via Facebook
‘Well done, another triumph’
Niall via Facebook
‘Folks, simply fantastic yet again. Enjoyed the Friday night session.
You have a great blend of venue, food and beer.’
Chris via Facebook
‘Had such a good evening here. Looking forward to the next festival.’
Angela via Facebook
‘You guys are a class bunch of people. Thank you so much!’
Mark via Facebook
‘We had an amazing time this year! Definitely back next year.’
Clodagh via Facebook
‘Another amazing event! Perfect venue, great, friendly helpful staff.’
Thomas via Facebook
‘Immense work went into sourcing top quality beers, enlisting volunteers and
keeping thirsty punters happy. A great big cheers to the ABV folks.’
Paul via Irish News online
‘The beer! The cheese! The burgers! The chocolate! The craic!
Three fab years in a row at ABVFest.’
Caroline via Twitter @bibliocook
‘I wish every weekend was ABVFest weekend!!’
Mike via Twitter @fancycheeseco
‘Great fun evening at ABVFest. Superbly organised yet again,
super well done everyone. We had a ball!’
@CardiganLane via Twitter
‘Great job all, thank you so much for everything,
great gig can't wait for next year!!!!’
Stephen via Twitter @StephenClinch
‘Back home after a fantastic w/e at ABVFest.
Lots of great beer and cool people, it was ACE.’
Mars via Twitter @mars_1871
‘Honestly, the best beer event ever, the beer selection fantastic
and everyone is really nice.’
Mr B via Twitter @the_rusty_baker
‘ABVFest and Belfast, you were amazing. We'd such fun with all
you amazing beer folk! Till next time.’
Janice via Twitter @mrsbeersnob
‘Congratualtions on another amazing festival,
best by far in Ireland. You should all be proud!’
Stephen via Twitter @sjflan
‘It was absolutely outstanding, but then it has been from
the first year. Great beer and great grub!’
Mick via Twitter @micknabb
‘Superb festival. Great atmosphere and a stellar beer lineup.’
Simon via Twitter @tibbsy010