Black Donkey Beer at the Big Grill!
The Black Donkey Crew are delighted to be attending the Big Grill food and BBQ festival in Herbert Park Dublin from Thursday 11th August until Sunday 14th of August 2022. We cannot wait to be at a live event again. This will be the first time our beers will have been served on draught in the pale in over 2 years! Read on for more about the beers being poured and our birthday giveaways so you can celebrate our 8 trips around the sun along with us!
Big Grill Countdown Clock!
What is the Big Grill?
The Big Grill is the best and the biggest live fire barbeque festival in all of Europe. Featuring all live fire cooking which means no gas or electric cooking. The event in its seventh year boasts some of the biggest names in the barbecue scene from across the world. In addition,there are demonstrations, and talks about cooking over live fire as well as live entertainment. Undoubtedly, we will feel very much at home.
Check out the awesome line up.
What to expect?
We are over the moon to be at the Big Grill this year. Especially as it is the first one since the “C” word stopped everything in its tracks. We were at the 2019 event on our third outing and we loved every minute of it. Expect awesome food from international BBQ kings and queens as well as mouth watering offerings from Irish restaurants to keep the hunger at bay. Top notch craft breweries, cideries and meaderies help keep the thirst at bay. This year we will be in great company.
8 Times ’round the Sun – Black Donkey Giveaway!
On August 13th 2014, we had our first commercial beer pour of Black Donkey beer in the Salthouse, Galway city. After some eight years of fermentations and experimentations later, we want you to celebrate with us.
To mark this important part of Black Donkey history, we have some fabulous giveaways. From Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022, we will have daily Black Donkey giveaways via our social media channels for those at home and at the Big Grill festival!
We have three prize types: gift cards, three beer gift packs and a mixed case of 12 Black Donkey beers!
As we will be at The Big Grill festival for our birthday, the theme will be “Food and Beer”. You can see more detail below for how to enter for each prize from the start date of Thursday August 11th 2022.
Gift cards & Three Beer Gift Packs!
Gift Cards & Three Beer Gift Packs!
How to Enter:
We would love you to snap a photo of our beer along with the food you are eating. It can also be of yourselves enjoying the festival or BBQ at home with our beer. Tag us on Facebook/Instagram or Twitter making sure to include the #BlackDonkeyBeer tag to enter.
Mixed Cases Giveaway!
How to Enter:
We are giving away mixed cases of Black Donkey beers, to festival attendees and one to some lucky Black Donkey beer fans at home!
From August 11th, scan the QR code released through our social media and on our festival poster to enter.
Terms & Conditions
- Entry to the giveaway will be from Thursday August 11th – Sunday August 14th 2022 inclusive.
- Entry is open to those attending the Big Grill food & BBQ festival as well as those at home.
- Winners will be announced at the end of each day and contacted through the social media channel they entered the giveaway on.
- Prizes will be sent to winners after the festival has finished.
- Entry to the giveaways grants permission to Black Donkey to reuse submitted images for future use.
- All or some photos entered may be used by Black Donkey on our Social media channels.
What beers are we pouring?
We will be pouring three of our beers at the big grill this year.
The first beer to come out of the Black Donkey stables was Sheep Stealer. Sheep Stealer (5.6% ABV) is the original Irish Farmhouse Ale, inspired by the Belgian Saison style. Sheep Stealer is the perfect food accompaniment beer, and it is right at home with grilled and roast meats, and smokey charred veggies, of which there will be plenty of world class examples at the big grill.
The second beer pouring will be our small-batch, micro-brewed, all-natural lager (4.2% ABV), Western Warrior. This lager has a clean, crisp light taste with a relatively low alcohol content. Absolutely perfect for sipping on a late Summers day. Pairs very well with grilled pork and chicken as well as smoked meats, a great match for a BBQ festival.
Our final beer making its debut appearance at the big grill is TKO, our old school style IPA. Packing a punch at 5% ABV, this copper-coloured beer has refreshing flavours of raisins and citrus zest. A crisp clean bitterness and a lively carbonation leave you primed for the next sip. A perfect accompaniment to smoked and spicy foods, it pairs exceptionally well with spicy salami and charcuterie, hearty curries and spice rubbed BBQ.
Please join us in person or on social media in raising a glass of your favourite Black Donkey brew to celebrate 8 years around the sun! 🍻
About Black Donkey
We have been brewing without boundaries since 2014 in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. Our beers are never filtered, never pasteurised and always independent. Come take a look for yourself and learn more about our unique bottle conditioned beers in our new brewery shop.
You can also get our beer direct from the brewery via our webshop.
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