A whole weekend of beer

A global selection of brews on offer at Dubai?s fifth Hopfest

Drinkers tuck in at the Irish Village?s annual global beer festival, The Hopfest.
Drinkers tuck in at the Irish Village?s annual global beer festival, The Hopfest.

The fifth edition of The Hopfest, the Irish Village’s annual beer festival, got underway on Thursday.

Showcasing 120 different brews from around the globe, the three day festival of beer at The Aviation Club outlet in Dubai, takes place under a large air-conditioned marquee.

The Aviation Club PR and marketing manager Elise Sarkis-Talj said: “Hopfest was a success during the previous four years and we see the fifth year as a continuation of the previous years.

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“We are expecting a large crowd and we have previously seen four to five thousand people queuing on a daily basis.”

On the menu this year are a wide range of beers including UK brewery Green King’s Abbot Ale, Turkish favourite Efes and Melbourne Bitter Beer, described by the organisers as “a manly drop”.

The festival was the brain child of Simon Stockwell and Nick Ress of African + Eastern, and the The Aviation Club food and beverage manager Dave Cattanach.

The Hopfest starts on August 13 runs until August 15.

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