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We just got a press release in from the lovely people at ABVFest in Belfast that we thought we should share with you. Pick up the beer and come along to the festival – it’s one of our favourites and it’s always a treat to visit Belfast.  19 June 2018 – Exciting news from Team ABVFest – this year, we’re releasing our #ABV18 beer in advance of the festival! ‘Hoop du Jour’, a 4% session IPA is available for you to buy in bottle and on draught in bars and off licences across Northern Ireland. It’s become an annual tradition to collaborate with friends of the festival and brew a special ABVFest beer. Earlier this year, we headed on a road trip to Mitchelstown, County Cork to spend some quality time with longtime pals of ABVFest, Eight Degrees Brewing. Brewed with Irish pale ale malt, Enigma, Amarillo and Denali hops, ‘Hoop du Jour’ is the end delicious result – a sessionable IPA, silky and full-bodied with rich red fruit flavours. As with all our previous festival beers, it’s a one-off brew and won’t hang around for long! We reckoned it would see you through the summer while we wait for the great doors of Carlisle Memorial Church to open once again on 31 August and 01 September. If you haven’t got your tickets sorted yet, be quick – Whole Shebang weekend passes are almost sold out and if you’re looking to enjoy the Saturday evening session, it’s our fastest selling ticket at the moment. Visit to buy your tickets today and keep up to date with #ABV18 news and information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. • Hoop du Jour is out for delivery today to The Wodworkers, Belfast; Neill Wine, Groomsport; Wineworks, Newtownards; The Errigle, Belfast; The Anchor Bar, Newcastle;

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Long Day Long Table Dinner at Eight Degrees on Friday 22 June

Eight Degrees Brewing, in association with Galty Valley Catering, is bringing the best of local food to the brewery to pair with our naturally adventurous beers. On Friday 22 June, at 7pm, we’ll be opening our doors and welcoming guests to our first Long Day Long Table Dinner. To celebrate the summer solstice, which falls between 20 and 22 June, we’ve put together an elegant set menu that will be presented in the atmospheric surroundings of our newly operational #MauritiustoMitchelstown  brewery. Five courses have been carefully designed by Galty Valley’s Mary, based around producers like Ballinwillan House, The Apple Farm, Hanley’s Butchers, Kildinan Farm, Gubbeen Smokehouse, Crowe’s Farm and Macroom Buffalo Farm. We will talk you through each course, paired with one of our beers, each carefully chosen to enhance the other. It promises to be a wonderful night of beer, food and company. Come join us! Tickets, which are €60 for a five course set menu paired with our beers, are available through Eventbrite. As this is a one-off, no-choice set menu, we regret that we cannot cater for any dietary issues.

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Eight Degrees in Beirut

When we got the call from Irish Craft Beers about sending beer to Beirut last year we immediately said YES – and started arguing about who should go there on a hypothetical trade trip. When that opportunity became a reality, for St Patrick’s Day, there was even more squabbling. The Kiwi – just about – won that battle and we headed to Lebanon with the lads from Irish Craft Beers, and several other Irish drinks producers for a weekend of showcasing the incredible beverages that Ireland produces, celebrating links between Ireland and Lebanon, developing friendships and learning that there were some members of the party that knew all 57(ish) verses of The Rattlin’ Bog. We brought beer to the table, as did Antrim brewery Hillstown Brewery and fellow Corkonians Blacks of Kinsale. There was gin from Blacks, Waterford’s Blackwater Distillery and Ballyvolane House’s Bertha’s Revenge. Irish whiskey came from Northern Irish Echlinville Distillery and Co Clare-based whiskey bonders Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey. In short, everything you might need for the St Patrick’s Day to end all St Patrick’s Days. We did work, at events in Backroom Beirut, Fattal Group, Golden Star, EddéYard and Kalani Beach Resort, as St Patrick’s stretched over three riotous days and nights. There was singing. There was dancing- a Siege of Ennis, the likes of which Lebanon has (fortunately) never seen before – and there was almightly craic. Thanks to Liam and Shane at Ireland Craft Beers for inviting us along and a huge thank you to Paul Choueiry, GM of Botella at Fattal Group for organising everything in Lebanon. We’ve already signed up for St Patrick’s Day 2019…        

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#EightDegreesUSA: Florida launch!

It was a cold day before Christmas when we packed the shipping containers. Tight. Right up to the top. (We nearly left a man in there – but he escaped at the last minute.) We sent those beers from cold, cold North Cork, all the way to sunshine and blue skies in Florida over there in the US of A. And now our Aussie is poised to follow them. He’s heading over there for the official American launch of our beer on Wednesday, 21 February at The Vault, in Tampa, Florida. It’s a meet the brewers and taste the beers kind of evening – Cam will be on hand with our Sunburnt Irish Red Ale and the Full Irish Single Malt IPA. He promises that he won’t skive off and visit Disneyland while he’s there. We believe him. Honest. Follow the story: EightDegreesUSA

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Eight Degrees Brewing presents FANAH-FEST: Brewery launch + Beer & Music Festival

UPDATE! The short version: Saturday 25 November 2pm to 5pm – at the brewery for launch, tours, tastings.   5.30pm – Christmas lights on the Square in Mitchelstown. 6pm to late – Live music and beer trail around Mitchelstown. Sunday 26 November 5pm to late – beer trail around Mitchelstown.   *** We love our festivals, we do! And here’s our latest: FANAH-FEST is Eight Degrees Brewing’s Beer and Music Festival for St Fanahan’s Day, celebrating the patron saint of Mitchelstown. Warrior monk St Fahanan, who most people know best as a squat statue outside Mitchelstown garda station, came from Ulster to found a monastery near the town in the seventh century. Traditionally, St Fanahan’s Day was a pattern day, a local holiday. People gathered at his well, which is probably a ritual that goes back far further, to pre-Christian times as the well would have been a place for pagan worship. So, bearing in mind that St Fanahan’s monastery would probably have brewed its own beer, we’ve decided that it’s a good day to celebrate beer in Mitchelstown. Fanah-Fest is happening over the weekend 25-26 November. On Saturday 25 November, we’ll be officially launching our new #MauritiustoMitchelstown brewery, complete with beer tours and tastings from 2pm to 5pm. Then we’re off into Mitchelstown for a live music and beer trail, fun, games and merriment. On Sunday 26 November, there will be a music and beer trail around Mitchelstown from 5pm onwards. The event is free – if you’d like to register in advance, you can do so on or just turn up! Keep an eye on #FANAHFEST on social media (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram) for more details.  Eight Degrees draught available in: An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown The Beehive J’s Bar & Beer Garden Jackie O Briens, Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown The Ramble Inn Mulberry Tree

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Taste Cork and Eight Degrees

The second Taste Cork week is taking place from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017. Don’t miss these events with Eight Degrees Brewing. A Six-Course Feast of Pit-Smoked BBQ Paired with Irish Craft Beer When: 7pm, Tuesday 17th October, 2017 Where: Holy Smoke, Little Hanover Street, Cork Tickets: €45, to include six courses of bbq food and beer pairings. Holy Smoke always cooks up an almighty storm and this Tuesday night event is no exception. Pitmasters John Relihan and Decky Walsh serve up a six course feast of barbecue dishes, paired with a carefully chosen selection of beers from Cork microbreweries – including ourselves. The meal will be guided by beer expert and food writer Caroline Hennessy, presenting and explaining the beer pairing for each dish. Meet the Makers Tour, Chat & Lunch When: 12pm, Wednesday 18th October, 2017 Where: Ballyvolane House More info: Taste Cork Week ‘Meet the Makers’ at Ballyvolane House Tickets: €37.50 per person to include a B&T on arrival, the tour, lunch and beer and cider tipples. To buy, email, phone 025 36349, Paypal. This Meet the Makers Tour, Chat and – very importantly! – Lunch at Ballyvolane House is with Bertha’s Revenge Gin distillers Antony and Justin, Scott, our own Eight Degrees Brewing brewer and cidermaker Daniel of Stonewell Cider. The whole shebang starts at 12pm with a tour of the house, garden and Bertha’s Revenge Gin distillery. Lunch will be served at 1pm, with tipples from Eight Degrees Brewing and Stonewell Cider.    

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Cooking with Eight Degrees: videos from The Butler’s Pantry

We were delighted to be involved with the recent Butler’s Pantry Irish craft beer and food event, featuring a selection of our beers. Chef Niall Hill, who has spent time working in Canada, cooking and tasting the selection of craft beers available there, put together a great selection of dishes on the night, using our Barefoot Bohemian, Howling Gale, Sunburnt Irish Red and Knockmealdown Porter. Caroline was also on hand to talk about beer and food – and provide plenty of tastings to the assembled company! The Butler’s Pantry have put some fantastic videos together so, if you weren’t lucky enough to be at the Miele Gallery on the night, check these out. Barefoot Bohemian Flatbread with Wild Mushrooms and Toonsbridge Mozzarella Howling Gale Ale Fried Monkfish Crowe’s Farm Pork Belly braised in Sunburnt Irish Red There was also a sumptuous dish of Knockmealdown Porter Braised Short ribs with Cashel Blue Potato Fritters which, alas, has been taken down. We might even have to do some experiments at home ourselves.

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Eight Degrees Brewing, Unit 3, Coolnanave Industrial Park, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, Ireland. P67 RW84. Tel 025 84933

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