Seasonal and Limited Release Beers: A Winter’s Ale 2012/13
We regularly produce exciting seasonal beers – watch this space!
A Winter’s Ale (ABV 7%). Released November 2012.
The 2012/2013 evolution of our winter seasonal is a strong, spiced deep ruby ale.
We have developed this beer in collaboration with local spice specialists Green Saffron, producing a rich ale that will warm you up from the inside. Crystal and Munich malts are complimented with Fuggles hops, dessicated orange peel, cloves and cinnamon.
Best sipped s-l-o-w-l-y next to a roaring fire.
We’ve been sending out quantities of A Winter’s Ale for the last week so it should be in your local stockist now. Check out the Where, Where, Where page for more details of Eight Degrees stockists.
Ocht: number eight in Irish.
Ochtoberfest sounds like a German beer festival traditionally held to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria back in 1810. But it’s not.
Ochtoberfest is a modern Irish festival celebrating the lucky and infinite nature of this humble numeral. Only beer brewed eight degrees west of Greenwich on the eighth month of the year – and served at precisely eight degrees celsius – can be consumed at the festival.
Eight Degrees Brewing have brewed a Marzen-style beer, which just happens to be the traditional brew of that other festival in Munich.
This beer is a full bodied lager with a deep amber colour, rich toasty malt and hopped far more than Ludwig would have liked. ABV 6.4%.
December 2011 Limited Release
SOLD OUT A Winters Ale (ABV 7.5%) – 33cl bottles
A spiced winter ale that is a collaboration with Midleton company Green Saffron. The ale has a deep ruby colour with a nice rum and raisin/port glow from the higher alcohol which is counterbalanced by the spices, including star anise and cinnamon.