Why Eight Degrees?
Why Eight Degrees?
One question we get regularly is why we are called Eight Degrees Brewing Company.
Of course there are reasons, firstly we didn’t want to go with a geographical place name nor did we wish to choose an animal for our corporate image (ie the Lucky Duck).
We put to you 4 possible reasons for the name Eight Degrees, and we will let you decide which one you like (or dislike) the most.
1) When Scott & I were coming up with the concept to develop a microbrewery in Ireland along similar lines to those established from our native home countries New Zealand & Australia, we looked at a map of Ireland … for inspiration. We noticed the line of longtitute that runs straight down the middle of Ireland happens to be Eight Degrees West, we liked the sound of it, but shortened it to Eight Degrees as it sounded better. Also the nautical theme is appropriate when you consider over 95% of our product is pure Irish mountain river water.
2) Eight Degrees refers to the perfect temperature in which to serve our beers. This temperature will highlight the subtle malt characteristics you can taste on the tip of your tongue whilst balancing our the bitterness of the hops at the finish.
3) We have noticed when people are enjoying our beers, they tend to relax a little, and in doing so tend to lean slightly to one side, favouring one leg over the other slightly bended leg. This relaxed stance on further investigation can be calculated at approximately an 8 degree angle rather than 0 degrees being bolt upright. Of course, should more beers be consumed, this angle can increase dramatically, although we do not encourage this as we remind our consumers to drink responsibly.
4) We all have heard of the 7 days of creation, written in Genesis in the Old Testament. But what was possibly left out was after God awoke from his slumber on the 7th day, he (or she) had an epiphany… and on the Eighth day, God created Beer. Hence the revised 8 stages or 8 degrees of creation.