Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park over the June bank Bank Holiday weekend and Ballykilcavan Brewery will be making its first appearance at the hugely popular event.
What started out as a gardening show has now grown much larger and is used by the organisers Bord Bia to promote the very best of artisan and quality assured Irish food.
The Ballykilcavan team will be based in the Bloom Inn, where they’ll be serving their core range of beers along with their new lager and a special coffee porter that was made with cold brewed coffee sourced from Craic Coffee in Abbeyleix.
Brewery co-owner David Walsh-Kemmis was really looking forward to the weekend when we spoke to him earlier.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to meet a lot of customers, to be able to sell them our beer and tell them our story.
“The organisers are expecting 100,000 to 120,000 people to visit the festival over the five days, so we’re expecting to be very busy.
“It’s also a great chance to try out new beers with the public, and we’re excited to see the reaction to our new coffee porter.”
As well as Ballykilcavan, the Laois’s food producers are well represented by Kevin Scully from The Merry Mill, Helen Gee from G’s Gourmet Jams and Aymar Gourdet from Le Skinny Chef.
Bloom starts this Thursday, May 30, and runs until Bank Holiday Monday.