A BELFAST brewery will celebrate its fifth birthday by hosting an international beer festival.
Boundary Brewing, the city’s first co-operative craft brewery – which is owned and run by its members, will bring some of the world’s best beers and brewers to Belfast in May to join the party.
Co-founder and managing director Matthew Dick joined six other founding members to start Boundary Brewing in 2014.
The 35-year-old Belfast native, who left a PhD and a full-time job as a brewer with technology firm Brewbot to join the start-up, revealed the plans for the party this week.
“We’re five years old, so we’re throwing a massive party,” he said.
“Boundary, at its heart, is about sharing things with others. And that’s no different when it comes to celebration.”
He explained: “We’ve invited some of our greatest inspirations and closest friends, and are throwing a ginormous party in an old linen mill, right in the heart of Belfast. And we’ve teamed up with Seedhead Arts to help organise the most enjoyable experience possible.”
The festival, which they have named Jubilate, runs from May 15 - 16 and will feature 30 of the best breweries in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Britain and the United States.
Breweries such as Other Half & Finback (New York), 3 Sons (Florida), Mikkeller (Copenhagen) Galway Bay & Whiplash (ROI), Cloudwater, Deya & Verdant (England),
Bullhouse, Beer Hut & Heaney (N.Ireland) have signed up to take part.
“Jubilate will take place high up in Portview Trade Centre in Belfast, with amazing views out across the city,” Matthew adds.
“There will be three festival sessions over the two days,” he explained, “and tickets are £55.”
“Each guest to Jubilate will receive a beautiful little glass which will allow them to sample some of the best beer in the world.
“There’ll be no tokens or cash once you’re in. Your ticket is all you need to sample and enjoy the beer at your own leisure. “
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