Welcome to Boxtravaganza!
For the second year running, we're going semi cyber for our annual birthday beer festival live on August 7th.
A Brewery FESTIVAL IN A BOX
Despite initially aiming to host Hagstravaganza/Boxtravaganza on the August Bank Holiday weekend, our latest advice is to move to the following weekend to have the best chance of hosting the live element at the brewery. So our new date is August 7th!
HOW'S THIS GOING TO HAPPEN?
We’re getting freshly packaged beer sent to us from across the globe, by some of the world’s most interesting brewers. We’ll assemble 24 of these individual beers in one box, and send it out to 500 lucky participants, along with some other goodies, in time for a live stream virtual beer festival on Sat 7th August. We’ll have live tastings, interviews, music, comedy and a tonne of continuity and tech issues!
The beer list will be available in early July, dependent on brew schedules, logistics and boats/planes crossing the Atlantic, Irish sea and the county boundary. Needless to say we have some of the biggest names from the global industry and two or three new breweries who you may never have heard of, who are making amazing beers. The cost of the box has gone up as the cost of packaging and logistics has exploded, but we’re trying to keep it to a reasonable price to make sure it’s accessible to everyone.
How can we join in?
You buy the box – we’d advise splitting it with a mate or two – and set up a screen to watch our live stream on YouTube, from 4pm – 10pm on the 7th August. We’ll be looking for home reviews and random participants to join also, so keep a web cam handy!
If you’d like to visit Sligo anyway, check out www.wildatlanticway.com for more.
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Afraid not, we don’t have that facility
No, but we’re trying to make a small one happen.
24 beers, a mix of cans and bottles, 330ml - 500ml
It will be delivered by DPD up to a week in advance
No, we need to keep each box identical to ensure ease of packing and accuracy of contents
The intention is that you’ll never have tasted any of these beers before in Ireland, but we can’t promise that yet!
No, no sign of him yet
No, not unless there are some big public policy changes
Yes, but we said that last year, didn't we!