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All about the full pint at Homebrew Festival

Beer lovers rejoice as this is an event to note down. Nicosia Municipal Gardens will be turned into a large beer tasting ground as the Full Pint Homebrew Festival makes its appearance for the 6th year. Cyprus Mail spoke to the festival team to get all of the inside scoop about how it all began and what to expect.

It was a group of beer-loving friends who birthed the idea in 2014 to have a party and share for free their beer with the world. They went through all the processes of acquiring licences and permits to have the party at Faneromeni in the first year. An association and a Facebook page were created, and the party was named The Full Pint Homebrew Festival. Now, The Cyprus Homebrewers Association has grown in numbers and has 38 members going into the 6th festival.

Four serving tents along with a serving tricycle will be set up with more than 20 participating homebrewers from all over Cyprus, providing more than 40 different beers. “Making beer at home takes time and dedication,” say the organisers. “The homebrewers participating in the festival are passionate about their beer and want to share their take on different beer styles. Some are experienced homebrewers making exceptional beer and others are in their early stages of homebrewing, still making better beer than most of what you could buy in the shops. Any homebrewer is welcome to participate as the association values the passion and effort of homebrewing.”

There is always a big variety of beer styles, as the organisers explain, ranging from Lagers, Belgian Ales, IPA’s and Stouts to Saisons, ESB, NEIPA’s, Brut IPA and even a Smoked Rauchbier. All beers are handcrafted with their own twist and bring something unique.

And it’s not just about beer. Food and music will be on site to satisfy hungry stomachs and itchy feet. Fork Food will be around with the usual burgers and hot dogs including vegetarian options, whilst the Windcraft Band and the Blues and Brews will perform.

The event seems to be growing every year and the fact that it’s already sold out now just goes to show it. Beer variety in the first festival only included 4 participants, since then, the number of beers has increased reaching 51 different beers for this year. “The variety of beers has also increased bringing some new styles, and the quality keeps getting better and better”.For upcoming events or for details on how to register and join the association please visit the website or check out the Facebook page.

The Full Pint Homebrew Festival 2019
Festival with 4 serving tents and 20 participating homebrewers from all over Cyprus, providing more than 40 different beers. Live music and food also available. June 8. Nicosia Municipal Gardens, Nicosia. 5pm-10pm

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