LIMITED EDITION: Christmas 2020 gift pack – Eight Degrees Brewing with Badger & Dodo 

LIMITED EDITION: Christmas 2020 gift pack Eight Degrees Brewing with Badger & Dodo  Beer and coffee. Coffee and beer.  Two of our favourite things. For Christmas 2020, Eight Degrees has teamed up once again with local coffee roaster Badger & Dodo for a limited edition gift pack. With two cans of Eight Degrees IRISH MUNRO Series releases and a bag of Badger & Dodo’s iconic Blackwater Blend coffee, this is a special treat for someone who only deserves the best.  Based in North Cork, just 20kms apart, Badger & Dodo and Eight Degrees have spent the last decade blazing trails in two parallel movements in Ireland: speciality coffee and craft beer. With a clear focus on quality and innovation, they have found ways to take small, everyday moments – a cup of coffee, a glass of beer – and turn them into something exciting and memorable.  Both businesses take inspiration from the surrounding landscape; the beers are named after Irish Munro mountains in Cork and Kerry, while the coffee takes the name of the river that flows through counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford.  Presented in a branded gift pack, retailing at €14.95: 2 x 440ml cans of IRISH MUNRO Series releases: The Black Road Campfire Porter + Fort of the Fianna Belgian IPA 1 x 250g bag of Badger & Dodo’s Blackwater Blend coffee (ground) About the beer Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Since Eight Degrees started, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. IRISH MUNRO Series #4: The Black Road Campfire Porter Galtymore, 3012 ft Our beloved Galtymore holds a special place in our heart at Eight Degrees. The Galtees are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range,

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IRISH MUNRO Series #5: The Black Road Campfire Porter

Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Many of these peaks belong to the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry, one is in Wicklow, and there’s one which towers over our Mitchelstown brewery, our beloved Galtymore. Since we started Eight Degrees, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. IRISH MUNRO Series #4: The Black Road Campfire Porter Galtymore 3012 ft Our beloved Galtymore holds a special place in our heart at Eight Degrees. The Galtees are Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, straddling the Cork, Tipperary and Limerick borders. These mountains are also key to us producing world class beers, producing wonderfully soft water via its red sandstone ridges. The Black Road is the hillwalker route up Galtybeg and onto the higher Galtymore for magical views across the countryside. Inspired by the mountains, we’ve brewed a porter using Belgian and German malts that impart beech- and oak-smoked flavours along with coffee notes. Dark, smooth and complex, this is the beer that we want to drink while camping beside enchanted Lough Curra below Galtymore on a chilly evening: a just reward for an afternoon’s scramble up this glorious mountain. Style: Campfire porter Malt: Irish pale ale malt, beech smoked malt, oak smoked wheat, café malt, CaraAroma, chocolate malt. Hops: A light bittering of Nugget. ABV: 6.5% IBUs: 12 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: a rich mahogany brown in the glass, topped with a sturdy tan head. Aroma: sweet liquorice, muscovado sugar, light smoke. Flavour: gentle woodsmoke coming through on the palate with sweet caramel undertones. Malty, complex and balanced. Aftertaste: bitterness coming through at the end, with a final singe of smoke. Food Pairings This smooth sipper is eminently suited to campfire foods: bonfire

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IRISH MUNRO Series #4: Fort of the Fianna Belgian IPA

Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Many of these peaks belong to the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry, one is in Wicklow, and there’s one which towers over our Mitchelstown brewery, our beloved Galtymore. Since we started Eight Degrees, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. IRISH MUNRO Series #4: Fort of the Fianna Belgian IPA Caher 3300 ft At 3300 ft, or exactly 1,000m (for our metric-loving Antipodeans), Caher is the third highest peak in Ireland. Part of Kerry’s MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Caher – in Irish Cathair na Féinne – translates as stone fort of the Fianna. This is land steeped in Irish mythology from the time when Fionn MacCumhaill and his army of brave warriors, the Fianna, hunted deer through the mountains. To honour these legendary warriors, we’ve brewed something strong and hoppy in a Belgian style. We added our current favourite hop Loral into the whirlpool for this Belgian IPA, followed by dry hopping with the elite new experimental HBC 522, which has strong citrus and floral notes. Singing above all this is our Belgian yeast strain of choice: BE256 is a quick attenuator producing a clean beer with hints of spice, clove and banana. Raise a glass to the Fianna. Style: Belgian IPA Malt: Irish pilsner malt, wheat. Hops: Loral, dry hopped with HBC 522. Yeast: BE256 ABV: 5.4% IBUs: 44 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: pale in the glass with a mousy white head Aroma: floral, elderflower musk, sweet citrus. Flavour: a smooth mouthfeel and soft fruity start followed by strong grapefruit bitterness to finish. Think old school white-fleshed grapefruit and you won’t go far wrong. Aftertaste: As bitter as your average Kerryman after they’ve lost the

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2020 World’s Best World Beer Award for Sunburnt Irish Red

  World’s Best Pale Amber for Sunburnt Irish Red, Gold for Citra Single Hop IPA, Bronze for Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Black Ball Metric Stout at the 2020 World Beer Awards Eight Degrees Brewing’s Sunburnt Irish Red has been named World’s Best Pale Amber at this year’s World Beer Awards. “We’re delighted with the news,” said Eight Degrees founders Cam Wallace and Scott Baigent. “Sunburnt Irish Red is the second beer that we ever brewed – back in 2011 – and it’s been a core part of our range ever since.” The verdict on the beer from a panel of international respected judges was: “Dry, a distinctly deep coppery red in colour, and full-bodied with a good head. There are some bitter, burnt raisin aromas, and it’s distinctly hoppy but with malts still present. Very assertive on the palate, with light carbonation and multi-layered flavours.” Citra Single Hop IPA was chosen as a Gold Medalist in the highly competitive IPA category. Eight Degrees also took Bronze for Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Black Ball Metric Stout. The World Beer Awards’ judges tasted through more than 2,200 entries from over 50 countries in 2020. The judges blind tasted and scored the entries across three rounds of judging. Traditionally, all tastings are held in person, but this year the beers were brought to the judges. Black-wrapped and sent across Europe, Asia, Canada and Brazil, the judges tasted the beers at home and connected for each session over Zoom. Brand Name Expression Award Eight Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red World’s Best Pale Amber Eight Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red Country Winner Eight Degrees Citra Gold Eight Degrees The Full Irish Bronze Eight Degrees Black Ball Barrel aged Irish Stout Bronze     Tasting notes Sunburnt Irish Red Ale Citra Single Hop IPA

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INTRODUCING JAMESON CRESTED X EIGHT DEGREES BREWING

9 September 2020 INTRODUCING JAMESON CRESTED X EIGHT DEGREES BREWING Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has joined forces with Eight Degrees Brewing for a unique edition of the beloved Jameson Crested. Launching this month, Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels is the next step in an exciting collaboration between Irish Distillers and its Co. Cork neighbour, Eight Degrees, who last year celebrated eight years of adventurous craft beer brewing by releasing a uniquely dark Black Ball Metric Stout finished in Jameson barrels as the last iteration of their Rack ‘em Up Series. Always seeking an opportunity to innovate, Jameson returned the compliment by selecting a special whiskey to mature in the stout soaked barrels. The result is a stunning evolution of Jameson Crested, with a rich stout influence married with a luscious creamy texture and lingering finish of pot still spices and malt. “We were delighted when the opportunity arose to create a truly special whiskey,” explains Irish Distillers’ Blender Dave McCabe. “When we were selecting a whiskey to mature in these barrels, Jameson Crested became the obvious choice. It’s higher pot still component and sherry cask inclusion allowed the whiskey to meet the impact of the stout head on, creating a balanced reaction. “We filled the casks in November last year and carefully monitored the whiskey’s progress. After about four months of ageing we felt it was just right. The stout influence is prevalent in the taste, complementing the whiskey beautifully. “It’s a truly unique liquid, perfect when enjoyed neat, paired with a craft stout, or as part of a spiced cocktail,” adds McCabe. Derek Neville, Head Cellarman at Eight Degrees Brewing adds: “It was an honour to be given the opportunity to create our special 8th anniversary stout using

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IRISH MUNRO Series #3: The Pilgrim’s Path Italian Pils

Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Many of these peaks belong to the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry, one is in Wicklow, and there’s one which towers over our Mitchelstown brewery, our beloved Galtymore. Since we started Eight Degrees, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. IRISH MUNRO Series #3: The Pilgrim’s Path Italian Pils Mount Brandon 3122 ft The Pilgrim’s Path takes the faithful to the summit of Mount Brandon on the picturesque Dingle Peninsula. This mountain is named after St Brendan the Navigator, one of the early Irish monastic saints in the sixth century. Brendan was a travelling monk who sailed the seas to preach the gospel. As legend would have it, as an elderly man he embarked in his curragh on an epic quest to find the mythical Isle of the Blessed. There are no reports that he found that spot, but he may just have been the first European to discover America. While the tradition of pilgrimage to Mount Brandon predates even St Brendan, the Christian church incorporated this pagan route into a medieval pilgrimage path. Mount Brandon joined holy sites like Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Rome in Italy, destinations where pilgrims walk to encounter God. To celebrate these quests we have produced an Italian pilsner. We dry hopped it to the heavens with Loral, the Super Noble hop with distinctive floral, herbal and peppery notes, making this beer a delightful sipper to savour. Style: Italian Pils Malt: Irish lager malt.  Hops: dry hopped with ridiculous amounts of Loral (I’m quoting the dry hopping brewer here). ABV: 4.9% IBUs: 32 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: straw lemon yellow with a white head. Aroma: sweet lemon marmalade, intense floral notes

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Nomad Hoppy Pilsner

This beer is going nomad. It transgresses many stylistic boundaries with impunity, exploring and searching for unique flavours without adhering to rigid beer styles. We have taken a clean and crisp German lager base and allowed New World hops to shine. This is a sessionable lager that packs a big aroma punch. Free your mind from any preconceptions and let your taste buds wander. Short description: fresh hoppy citrus. Style: Hoppy pils. Malt: Two-row Irish malted barley, Carapils. Hops: Nugget, Lublin and Hallertauer Tradition. Dry hopped with Enigma. ABV: 4.2% IBUs: 30 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: a lovely pale gold in the glass with a firm white head. Aroma: the aroma is light, with delicate fruity and citrus notes. Flavour: A crisp and dry lager with a delicate biscuity base. Super sessionable. Aftertaste: a nicely bitter bite in the finish. Food Pairings Refreshing and bright, this hoppy pils has been brewed to be a sessionable, food-friendly beer. The clean, crisp flavours work well with Mexican fish tacos, grilled or baked fish dishes and won’t fight against the flavours of a glorious roast chicken. Try it with your Friday night Indian take out – it works especially well with a prawn balti or madras, cutting the spices and oils in those dishes and will stand up to the heat. Carbonation cleans the palate with each sip, ensuring that every mouthful is a new experience. Launch Date: Summer 2020. Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius Availability: 440ml cans. Get social: #NomadHoppyPils

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Now in cans: Bohemian Pilsner Lager + Sunburnt Irish Red

You asked, we listened: our best selling Sunburnt Irish Red Ale and Bohemian Pilsner Lager – two of the beers that we originally released right back in 2011 and 2012 – are now, due to popular demand, available in cans. Same great beers, just a slightly bigger and much brighter format. (Yes, we did have some conversations about the yellow but we do love our colours!) Check out tasting notes for the beers below and watch out for the new #EightDegreesCans in your local off licence and in our online shop. Tasting notes: Sunburnt Irish Red Ale Bohemian Pilsner Lager    

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IRISH MUNRO Series #2: Glen of Imaal Oatmeal Pale Ale

The Irish Munro Series 2020 Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Many of these peaks belong to the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry, one is in Wicklow, and there’s one which towers over our Mitchelstown brewery, our beloved Galtymore. Since we started Eight Degrees, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. #IRISHMUNROSeries 2: Glen of Imaal Lugnaquilla 3035ft Affectionately known as Lug, Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in Wicklow and the highest mountain in Ireland outside Kerry. The route up – Glen of Imaal – is often used as an artillery firing range, so hill walkers need to dodge the area during firing practice. Nothing like a bit of danger to get the blood pumping. In Irish mythology, Lug was the name of the Irish god of nobility, a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann who was associated with oaths and justice. Our brewers mis-heard oaths as oats, and decided to brew a classic oatmeal pale ale for Lug. The star of the show is new hop HBC-692, daughter of Sabro, with intense flavours of grapefruit pith and pine resin. The oats provide a silky mouthfeel which, when combined with these aromatic hops and a rounded bitterness, provides a balanced thirst-quenching drop after a rewarding climb up the Wicklow massif. Style: Oatmeal Pale Ale Malt: Irish pale ale malt, oats, Carapils and wheat.  Hops: Vic Secret, Mandarina Bavaria, Amarillo and HBC-692. ABV: 5.6% IBUs: 32 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: golden in the glass with an effervescent white fluffy head. Aroma: lots of sweet tropical fruit on the nose, predominately stone fruit and lychee. Flavour: gorgeously full bodied and fruity, with silky rounded peach and tropical lychee flavours. Notes of creamy coconut and

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IRISH MUNRO Series #1: Hill of The Serpent Cascadian Dark Ale

The Irish Munro Series 2020 Celebrating Ireland’s highest mountains, Irish Munros are peaks over 3,000 ft. Many of these peaks belong to the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry, one is in Wicklow, and there’s one which towers over our Mitchelstown brewery, our beloved Galtymore. Since we started Eight Degrees, we’ve taken inspiration from the surrounding landscape, constantly innovating to brew adventurous beers using natural ingredients. The Irish Munro Series: continuing our Naturally Adventurous journey. Hill of The Serpent Cnoc ná Péiste 3241 ft Kerry’s Cnoc na Péiste – or Hill of the Serpent – is the fourth highest mountain in Ireland. Serpents have a dual association: on one side, re-birth or a creative life force; on the other. it’s all about evil and chaos from the underworld. To kick off a new decade and a new series, we have created a dark and sinister beer with bite. A Cascadian Dark is a black hoppy beer: we went with a classic triple C hop approach – Cascade, Centennial and Chinook. This is a smooth and dark beer, with lots of pine, bittersweet resins and a strong citrusy grapefruit and spice finish. Beware of the serpent. Style: Cascadian dark ale Malt: Irish pale ale malt, Caramunich, Carafa, Caraaroma, wheat.  Hops: Cascade, Centennial and Chinook. Dry hopped with Amarillo. ABV: 6.66 IBUs: 75 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: a dark, dark body with an off white head. Aroma: there’s a cornucopia of tropical fruit up front, with notes of lemon peel and grapefruit, followed by pine. Flavour: this is a beer that doesn’t taste like it looks. As you sip, there’s a cascading series of flavours. First you notice what a rounded smooth sipper it is, then comes a burst of sweet stone fruit – peaches and nectarines – followed by hop bitterness. There’s also a hint of spice and dark

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Now in core range! Black Ball Metric Stout aged in Jameson whiskey barrels

NEW ADDITION! You asked, we listened: Black Ball Metric Stout was first released in November and has proved so popular that we decided to add it to our always-available core range. Aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels, this beer was originally #8 in our 2019 RACK ‘EM UP Series. We’ve given the can label a few tweaks but what’s inside is the same: it’s a 11.2% belter of a beer, a gorgeously dark and rich imperial stout that’s irresistible. It joins our flagship Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale, Sunburnt Irish Red, Knockmealdown Irish Stout, ever-popular Bohemian Pilsner Lager, Citra Single Hop IPA, Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Seisiún IPA in the line up of our award-winning beers that are always available. Watch out for a new limited edition series coming soon! Black Ball is now available in 440ml cans and draught. Full tasting notes below. Black Ball Metric Stout aged in Jameson whiskey barrels We decided, with what’s happening on either side of the pond, to steer clear of imperialistic notions, old school vernacular and just go metric. We rammed the mash tun as full as we could with an excess of dark complex malts, added extra char for a slightly sinister twist and then aged everything in Jameson whiskey barrels from our friends in Midleton. The culmination of our RACK ‘EM UP Series, this is a big bold stout. There’s a touch of sweet vanilla in there from the oak and lots of cocoa and dark chocolate to combine with smooth, spicy whiskey notes. Deep, dark, rich and rewarding, celebrate sinking a Black Ball. Style: Metric stout aged in Jameson whiskey barrels. Malt: Irish pale ale malt, chocolate malt, roast barley, wheat, CaraAroma. Hops: Nugget. ABV: 11.2 IBUs: 44 Tasting notes Colour/appearance: deepest darkest black in the glass with a light coffee head.

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The Brew Crew 2019

Following on last year’s photo, when a few people were missing (Caitriona, Caroline!), we finally got a shot of all the crew together on last week’s strategy day. Left to right: Paudy (office maestro), Claire (office assistant), Killian (packaging), Scott (founder), David (sales), Dan (brewer), Caitríona (office assistant – and just about to give birth!), Derek (brewer), Caroline (marketing). Front: Cam (founder), Patryk (packaging). Thanks to Dexy’s Bar for hosting our annual strategy day and to this lot for all the brilliant ideas that came out of the day: 2020 will be the year of video tutorials on brewing coffee… January 2019: Meet the brew crew

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