We’re bringing ABVFest back for an astonishing fifth year with our usual 3 sessions over 2 days,
Friday 06 & Saturday 07 September 2019.
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 your first ABVFest session, we’re looking forward to meeting you! We’ve always believed 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’ve made it to year 5 because of you - buying tickets, volunteering and spreading the word on social media
and beyond. Thank you for supporting us to keep on keeping on :)
We want to say thanks for being quick off the mark and getting your tickets in good and early!
Just use discount code BEQUICK for £2 off each individual ticket you buy or
£4 off your discounted Whole Shebang weekend ticket
Each session ticket gets you access to the festival, an #ABV19 glass,
a 1/3 beer pour, and a branded pencil and beer list.
Over 18 event only. IDs will be checked.
Tickets are strictly non-refundable
You know it’s our life's work to put a cracking beer list together and #ABV19 will be no different :)
Last year you told us how much you loved the range of beers and breadth of breweries pouring across our
3 sessions. 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.
And on that note...Carlisle Memorial Church is home again in 2019! We love that beautiful big room.
If you've never been, have a look at the pics on our website - we’re delighted to be working with
the Belfast Buildings Trust to make it home again.
If you like to talk with the people behind the beer, we’ll be sharing details of our #AVB19 tastings on social media
as we get closer to the festival. Keep a close eye on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
And let's not forget food - we’ll have great local producers on hand, indoor and outdoor, to sort out your munchies. Keep an eye on our social media for updates on this year’s foodie line-up.
We sold out all of our sessions last year and numbers are limited. We don't do door sales and we know that many
of you missed out in previous years. We've got a discount code for the first month of ticket release in April so make sure to get your #ABV19 tickets in ASAP!
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 at #ABV19, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us
on social media - we'd love to hear from you!
‘What can you say about ABVFest? It’s probably the cosiest, most convivial, familial,
thoughtful and welcoming little beer festival in the world.’
Simon via Twitter
‘Thanks to all the brilliant organisers and volunteers for making
ABVFest such a great event with a relaxed friendly atmosphere.’
Fi via Twitter
‘Again you guys can do no wrong, and again you have raised
the bar (no pun intended) as to what a beer festival should be!’
Conor via Twitter
‘Fab weekend! Great selection of beer as always. Loved every minute of every session.’
Claire via Facebook
‘What an awesome festival! ABVFest really pulled something special out of the bag.’
Dot Brew via Instagram
‘Great day’s craic and boozing with old and new friends. The venue,
volunteers and beer were second to none. Roll on ABV19.’
Steve via Facebook
‘The best beer festival I’ve been to and by far the best selection of beers
anywhere, loved it and can’t wait for the next one.’
Pete via Facebook
‘The organisers and volunteers at ABVFest have excelled themselves.
Their love of beer shines through at every turn.’’
Paul via Twitter
‘Superb festival. My first ABVFest and I’d be tempted to come back to NI
for it again next year. Unlike some festivals, it wasn’t jammed full of more people than
the venue could really cope with and no crazy queuing times.
A great variation of styles and breweries.’
Marc via Facebook
‘Had such a ball at ABVFest: the company was lovely, the drinks
were fab; & the grilled cheese was sublime.’
Moira via Twitter