Craft beer festival returns to Derry

The North West's largest celebration of craft beers and spirits, Sippy Fest, returns to Derry on November 25 and 26.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:06 pm
Pictured at the launch event for Sippy Fest are Adam Lightbody (Urban Tonic), Brian Rainey (Sippy of Culture), Rachael Parkes (Dopey Dick Brewing Company), Kathy Coyle (Airporter), Connor Doherty (Sippy of Culture), Martina Rogers (Northbound Brewery), Ciaran Mulgrew, (Quiet Man Whiskey) and James Huey (Walled City Brewery)

Starting life around a kitchen table in 2013, it’s grown into a two day festival taking over Derry’s historic Guildhall for the second time.

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Featuring more than 15 brewers, combined with great locally distilled spirits and cocktails and a line up of local music, paired food dishes- it promises to be another stellar weekend.

Just some of the drinks that will be available at Sippy Fest in the Guildhall.

Connor Doherty from Sippy Fest said: “We’re delighted to be coming back to the Guildhall for the second Sippy Fest. It’s a fantastic showcase for quality, crafted products from across the North of Ireland to be celebrated in such an environment,” he said.

“We can guarantee that this year we’ve assembled a collection of products and brands that are to most people’s tastes, and with the wonderful surroundings of the Guildhall around us, it promises to be a magical and most importantly, fun celebration of local talent,” he added.

This years event is proudly sponsored by Airporter, Quiet Man Whiskey, Doherty’s Meats and Urban Tonic Beard Oil.

Just some of the drinks that will be available at Sippy Fest in the Guildhall.

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