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Limited edition releases: 29 May 2015

It’s FRIDAY. And it’s a BANK HOLIDAY. And I’m nearly finished up in here…without any more ado, or shouting, it’s time to give you the list of this week’s limited edition keg releases: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Hole in the Wall Pub, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 The Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 W J Kavanagh, Dorset Street, Dublin 1 The Taphouse, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 The Magpie Inn, Dalkey, Co Dublin P Macs, Lower Stephen Street, Dublin Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co Louth Ma Murphy’s, Bantry, Co Cork Read more: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Hurricane IPA Hole in the Wall Pub, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 The Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 Against The Grain, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 The Swagman Bar, Sligo Town Read more: Hurricane IPA Nelson Sauvin Saison The Magpie Inn, Dalkey, Co Dublin Against The Grain, Wexford Street, Dublin 2 Read more: Nelson Sauvin Saison Polar Vortex IPA The Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 Porterhouse Central, Dublin 2 The Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 The Dark Horse, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co Louth Bierhaus, Cork City An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown, Co Cork Read more: Polar Vortex IPA Next week, we hope to bottle the last of our Grand Stretch IPA, a sessionable special that comes in at 4.2% ABV. Plan is to bottle on Thursday morning and start sending it out that afternoon so, fingers crossed, it will be in your local independent off licence for the weekend. Also, next week we’ll be at the Killarney Beerfest, which runs from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June, with lots of beer and entertainment from Picture House, Jerry Fish, The Swing Cats and Straight from the Crate. Get your tickets at www.inec.ie and more information at: killarneybeerfestival.com Until then, enjoy this weekend!

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May 2015: Limited edition – Grand Stretch IPA

We Irish get very excited by a grand stretch in the evening. With that in mind, Eight Degrees have developed one for your enjoyment. This summer seasonal beer has all the flavour and delicious hop aroma of an IPA but is sessionable enough to be enjoyed while the evening stretches grandly. How can you go wrong with a premier hop line up like Cascade, Amarillo and the very sexy Vic Secret imparting orange, pineapple and pine aromas? With Ireland’s location well north of the 50th parallel, our summers might not be terribly hot – but we can still enjoy a Grand Stretch. Here’s to a hoppy beer for a long, long summer. Short description: session IPA – fruit and pine flavours – refreshing bitterness Style: IPA Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Vic Secret Strength: 4.2% ABV Bitterness: 43 IBUs Tasting notes Colour/appearance: pours a light golden colour. Aroma: pine resin, pineapple and pomelo. Flavour: a refreshing bite of bitterness, more mouthfeel and body than you’d expect for something with this low ABV. Aftertaste: pine and caramelized pineapple at the finish. Food pairings: this is a summertime lawnmower beer, perfect with something spicy like piri piri chicken. The bitterness will enhance the flavour of any fish dish, working especially well with seared tuna steaks. Launch Date: May 2015. Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius Availability: Bottles and draught (30L and 50L kegs) For more information: https://www.eightdegrees.ie

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Limited editions: 22 May 2015

It’s the quiet here, at the brewery, after a veritable storm of kegs leaving. This week, we’ve sent The Full Irish, Hurricane IPA and Nelson Sauvin off to the following spots: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Lock 13, Sallins, Co Kildare An Bodhran, Mitchelstown, Co Cork 57 the Headline, Dublin 8 Cassidys Bar, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 Against the Grain, Dublin 2 Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Porterhouse Central, Dublin 2 The Blackbird, Dublin 6 Darkey Kellys, Dublin 8 Harry Byrnes, Clontarf, Dublin The Taphouse, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 The Beerhouse, Dublin 1 McSorleys, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Read more : Premium range: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Hurricane IPA Dock no.1, Galway Salthouse, Galway; The Hub, Cork Read more: Premium range: Hurricane IPA Nelson Sauvin Saison Lock 13, Sallins, Co Kildare 57 the Headline, Dublin 8 Generator Hostel, Dublin 1 Read more: Limited edition: Nelson Sauvin Saison We’re also heading off to the ABV15 Beer Festival in Belfast this weekend, where our latest brew – Grand Stretch IPA – will be making its draught debut. Bottles to follow in a couple of weeks. Read more: Limited Edition: Grand Stretch IPA

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May 2015: Limited edition – Nelson Sauvin Saison

Possibly one of the hardest hops to track down is the hugely popular Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand, and with good reason. Hailing from Nelson himself, Scott had to call in some local favours to secure us a supply of their gorgeous hop flowers. Nelson Sauvin hops have all of the white grape and gooseberry flavours associated with its namesake grape. We have decided to showcase these characteristics by replicating the traditional fruit additions to a subtle Saison malt base with Nelson Sauvin hops for a modern hoppy take on the traditional Saison style. How does it taste? Sweet as, bro! This was first released as the third in our 2015 single hop series, following on from Vic Secret and Simcoe Rye Ale. This special batch was brewed due to popular demand, particularly from our Italian distributors. Short description: New World saison – white grape and gooseberry– Belgian yeast spicing Style: New World saison Malt: Irish pale ale malt, lager malt Hops: Nelson Sauvin Strength: 7.4% ABV Bitterness: 44 IBUs Tasting notes Colour/appearance: pale cloudy yellow. Aroma: characteristic Belgian yeast spice aroma on the nose. Flavour: dry lemon, crushed white grape and green gooseberry – if you know the distinct taste of NZ sauvignon blanc, you’ll find familiar flavours here. Aftertaste: mild spice and lemon with a lovely dryness to the finish. Food pairings: familiar with sauvignon blanc from New Zealand? Anything that you like pairing with that wine will happily go with this beer. Grilled salmon fillets or fried mackerel are an idea match, the lemon and gooseberry flavours in the beer cutting straight through the oils in the fish. If you can get your hands on some fried whitebait, this is the beer that you’ll want to have alongside. Great with goat’s cheese or have with a traditional

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Limited editions: 15 May 2015

This week, we have a re-release of the Nelson Sauvin Saison, due to demand from our Italian importers. Who knew that the Italians loved a good saison so much? While most of that’s already gone to Italy, we did hang on to a few kegs. Nelson Sauvin Saison: Ashton’s Gastropub, Clonskeagh Craftbeer Growlers Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 Bull & Castle, Dublin 2 Kennedy’s Bar, Westland Row, Dublin 2 Generator Hostel, Smithfield, Dublin 1 The Bierhaus, Cork Read more: Nelson Sauvin Saison The Full Irish Single Malt IPA: Ma Murphy’s, Bantry Dock no. 1, Galway The Dew Drop Inn, Co Kildare Cassidy’s Bar, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 Bull & Castle, Dublin 1 The Merrion Inn, Dublin 4 Oxymoron Kiwi Wit: The Swagman, Sligo The beer has left the house and landed at your local. Go looking for it!

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Limited edition releases: 8 May 2015

A couple of general favourites from our Premium range headed out from the brewery this week. The Full Irish Single Malt IPA The Magpie Inn , Dalkey Hurricane IPA 57 the Headline, Dublin 8 Against the Grain, Dublin 2 The Beerhouse, Dublin 1 The Taphouse, Dublin 6 The Magpie Inn, Dalkey The Dew Drop Inn, Galway Blairs Inn, Cloghroe, Blarney, Co Cork Bierhaus, Cork The Hub, Cork An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown, Co Cork Tasting notes and suggested food pairings are all online from these links: Premium range: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Premium range: Hurricane IPA

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Limited edition releases: 31 April 2015

Because it’s a Bank Holiday weekend – and we know you love it – we’ve sent kegs of The Full Irish back out into the world to the following spots: Full Irish: The Swagman, Sligo (new) Ma Murphy’s, Bantry (new) Spirit Store, Dundalk Hole in the Wall, Phoenix Park, Dublin The Magpie Inn, Dalkey, Co Dublin Porterhouse Central, Dublin 2 Against the Grain, Dublin 2 The Beerhouse, Dublin 1 P Macs, Dublin 2 Taphouse, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Tasting notes: Premium range: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Oxymoron – last two kegs headed out this week: The Swagman, Sligo (new) Airbnb Office, Dublin (new) Tasting notes: April 2015: Limited Edition – Oxymoron Kiwi Wit Labels finally arrived (via some other random brewery) for Oxymoron so it made it into bottles which also left the brewery this week. You’ll find that in good off licences around the country. Looking nearer to home, you’ll find Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner Lager and Howling Gale Ale pouring at the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow. Our Mallow-based boys are very happy – but don’t let them drink it all by themselves! We also have to give Daybreak Clerihan, near Clonmel in Co Tipperary a shout out. They’ve been busy and hope to have their growler/rigger system pouring this weekend: our new ‘growler’ station nears completion. We hope to have it ready for Thursday evening and will enable us to offer… Posted by Daybreak Clerihan on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Limited edition release: 24 April 2015

It’s a new beer week and kegs of our latest – Oxymoron Kiwi Wit (named by the Aussie, obviously) arrived in bars all over Ireland yesterday. Ashtons Gastropub, Clonskeagh, Dublin Against the Grain, Dublin 6 Alfie Byrnes, Dublin 2 P Macs, Dublin 2 Bull & Castle, Dublin 2 Cassidys, Dublin 2 Blackbird, Rathmines Generator, Dublin 1 Kennedy’s of Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 Darkey Kellys, Dublin 8 The Beerhouse, Dublin 1 Porterhouse Temple Bar Craft Beer Growlers – so you’ll be able to get your growler filled at spots these guys supply into. Check Baggot Street Wines, CarryOut Off-Licences in Tyrrelstown and Clongriffin. Bierhaus, Cork The Friary, Cork Salthouse, Galway; Dock no 1, Galway Docks JJ Harlow, Roscommon Hartes of Kildare Tasting notes and suggested food pairings are all here: Limited Edition – Oxymoron Kiwi Wit Tapped yesterday in Generator Dublin and looking very well. @8degreesbrewing @Gen_Dublin new beer of the month just in from 8degrees brewery. Limited time only,get down quick!!! pic.twitter.com/QDAFxU8R0C — Jeremybeaumont (@jeremybeaumont) April 23, 2015

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April 2015: Limited Edition – Oxymoron Kiwi Wit

Belgium and New Zealand? Two countries that have nothing in common and are, literally, poles apart. It’s Old World vs New World, flat land or high volcanic mountains, chocolate and waffles vs cows and sheep,; the capital of the EU or Antipodean wilderness, Mannekin Pis vs hobbits… But sometimes opposites do attract, especially when you brew a complex Belgian-style wit beer using aromatic New Zealand hops. Instead of using adjuncts, we carefully selected hops to take their place, brewing with Southern Cross for lemon and Pacific Jade to impart a black pepper flavour. Are all wit beers almost exactly the same – or is that an oxymoron? (With apologies – but not many of them – to Scott.) Short description: Kiwi wit – lemon citrus – tart and spicy Style: Kiwi Wit Malt: wheat and malted wheat Hops: Pacific Jade, Southern Cross Strength: 6.2% ABV Bitterness: 55 IBUs Tasting notes Colour/appearance: hazy straw in the glass with a fluffy white head. Aroma: light lemon zest with a spicy aroma on the nose. Flavour: bright lemony citrus up front, with delicious tart and spicy black pepper flavours. Aftertaste: crisp and dry, with a lemon-lime aftertaste. Food pairings This is one seriously food-friendly beer, especially good with lighter dishes for sunshine days. Try it with – and in – a steamed mussel dish, Belgian style. The lemon flavour really acentuates the sweetness of other shellfish and seafood as well. Pair it with some oysters, crab and prawns on a seafood platter or drink it alongside any simply grilled pieces of hake or lemon sole. We wouldn’t turn it down with a fish and chip supper either. Try it with a sushi selection and soft goat’s cheese is an obvious match. Launch Date: April 2015 Serving temperature: 8 degrees celsius Availability: Bottles and

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Limited edition releases: 17 April 2015

This week, we released kegs of our award-winning Amber Ella American Amber Ale all around Dublin. Spots to check out: Harry Byrnes, Clontarf, Co Dublin The 108, Rathgar, Dublin 6 Hole in the Wall, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 Bull & Castle, Christchurch, Dublin 2 Fitzgeralds of Sandycove, Co Dublin Darkey Kellys, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8 Porterhouse Central, Dublin 2 Taphouse, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 Kennedys, Westland Row, Dublin 2 Amber Ella also headed off to Spirit Store, Dundalk Tasting notes and food pairing information is here: Amber Ella American Amber Ale Plus – drum roll please! – Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale and Sunburnt Irish Red are now on tap in the Hi B (otherwise known as the Hibernian Hotel) in Mallow! Our two Mallow-based members of staff are VERY happy as a result.      

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Limited edition release: 10 April 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, this week it’s The Full Irish Single Malt IPA that headed out into the world to the following spots: The Beerhouse, Dublin 1 The Dark Horse, Georges Quay, Dublin 2 P Macs, 30 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2 The Blackbird, Rathmines, Dublin 6 The Friary, Cork City Tasting notes (plus a link to that picture) are here: The Full Irish

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Limited edition releases – 4 April

Ladies and gentlemen, this week our limited edition draught release is: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA, which was despatched to the following good establishments: An Bodhran, Mitchelstown, Co Cork The Friary, Cork Bierhaus, Cork The Merrion Inn, Dublin 4 The Hole in the Wall, Phoenix Park Porterhouse Central, Dublin 2 Blackbird, Rathmines The Magpie Inn, Dalkey Taphouse, Ranelagh More information on the beer, including tasting notes, here: The Full Irish Single Malt IPA

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