Posts Tagged Amber-Ella

Limited editions – 30 January

The limited edition kegs that departed the brewery for better places this week include: Amber Ella Galway – a new install at Dock No.1; Salthouse Dublin – Against the Grain; McSorleys Tasting notes (and song): Amber Ella American Amber Ale Full Irish  (just so I have an excuse to put *that* picture on this post. Until the lads notice, that is.) Dublin – The Blackbird, Rathmines Tasting notes: Full Irish Single Malt IPA  Honourable mention also to The Merchant Arch in Temple Bar, who are hosting Céilí House on RTÉ Radio One this Saturday night. They have Howling Gale Ale and Sunburnt Irish Red on draught if you want to whet your (tin) whistle during the show!

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Summer Series 2014: ¡Olé Olé! and Amber-Ella

Looks like summer has arrived (for the moment, at least!) and Eight Degrees Brewing is ready and raring to take on that sunshine. We’ve got a great sequence of limited edition special brews coming out over the next few weeks, kicking off this week with our World Cup brew ¡Olé Olé! This is a Belgian-style witbier, which will be hitting taps in draught outlets this weekend. It’s a refreshing summer wheat beer, spiced with coriander, orange peel and a touch of black pepper, making a sessionable pint that can be enjoyed with World Cup action. Or just while sitting outside in the sun. Also making the big comeback this week is our World Beer Cup medal-winning Amber-Ella. It’s big, fruity and hoppy, an American amber ale, balancing a deep burnt toffee malt base with bitter tangerine and pine needle hop aromas. Back now on draught and in bottles from your friendly independent off licence. Form an orderly queue now, please.

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Amber Ella takes bronze at the World Beer Cup

World Beer Cup win for Eight Degrees Brewing

We’re still a bit stunned. On Friday night in Denver, one of our beers, the rather lovely Amber Ella, won a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup, the brewing world’s Olympics. For a small little upstart brewery from rural Ireland to enter into one of the most prestigious beer awards in America, into one of the two of their most sought after categories and win bronze is a massive shock – on a par with the 1976 Judgement of Paris! – and we hope it will cause Irish craft beer to become a lot more recognised internationally. We are one of the very few European breweries to get onto that medal board. We’re standing alongside our heroes in the international craft beer world. With a very large grin. Read more: It’s all about the Amber Ella, Baby Cam spoke to Conall O Morain on Today FM’s Sunday Business Show about the win, brewing in Mitchelstown and our new beer, The Full Irish. You can listen to the podcast here and you’ll find Cam about 46 minutes into the show.

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It’s all about the Amber-Ella, baby

Amber-Ella was supposed to be a one-night stand, a here-today, gone-when-it’s-gone festival special brewed for last September’s Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival. We were pretty proud of the way that Amber-Ella came out and decided a few months ago to do another batch. On Friday we got the labels for the brew that’s happening in on Wednesday. On Saturday morning we woke up to this very happy tweet from Beoir: 1st runner-up prize goes to Amber Ella by @8degreesbrewing and 2nd runner-up is @metalmanbrewing Pale Ale. Congratulations to the winners! – Beoir (@BeoirOrg) February 1, 2014   This was what John had to say on the Beoir forum: “The 2014 Beer of the Year walked away with it by a huge margin, and that is: Of Foam And Fury by Galway Bay Brewery The two runners up were very close to each other, but both streets ahead of the rest of the pack. And they are: First runner-up: Amber Ella by Eight Degrees Brewing Second runner-up: Metalman Pale Ale by Metalman Brewing” A special congrats to Galway Bay for winning the Beoir Beer of the Year 2014 with their powerhouse Foam and Fury. And a big thank you to all at Beoir for voting – and for drinking Irish craft beer. So…another batch of Amber-Ella will be hitting shelves and draught outlets end of February. More on Amber-Ella 1 October 2013: Limited edition: Amber-Ella Specially brewed for the recent Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, our Amber-Ella was a bit of a hit that weekend and it’s now available in bottles and on draught at various independent off licences and hostelries.

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Limited edition: Amber-Ella

Specially brewed for the recent Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, our Amber-Ella was a bit of a hit that weekend and it’s now available in bottles and on draught at various independent off licences and hostelries. For this American Amber Ale, we had our pick of the Aussie hop harvest so it’s all about Galaxy and Ella in this rather special limited edition brew. Cam even wrote a little song: Who is Amber-Ella? Amber-Ella is an enigma. She is that casual glance in the street that makes your heart beat.A free spirit, a whirlwind of excitement and allure, She exudes confidence but is a mystery of intrigue. She’s a roamer, nomad, wanderer, vagabond, call her what you will. She’s like the wind, and will take your breath away. She is the opposite of our faithful wet weather companion, the umber-ella Don’t try and hold on to her, set her free and enjoy the moment. The weird science of her genetic makeup: Malt: Maris Otter, Dark Crystal and Torrified Wheat Hops: Simcoe, Galaxy and Ella ABV: 5.8%

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