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Howling Gale Ale in World Beer Awards magazine

We’re very proud to see our World’s Best Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale in the latest World Beer Awards magazine celebrating the 2018 award winners. We were delighted when Howling Gale – our flagship pale ale since we launched the brewery back in 2011 and the first beer that we ever brewed – was named winner of the World’s Best American Style Pale Ale category last year. In the review, it is described as: “Light golden in colour with a good hop aroma. Citrus and flowers coming through too. Good amount of bitterness on the palate.” You’ll find Howling Gale widely available in bottles and on draught in pubs, restaurants and off licences throughout Ireland.   More Tasting notes: Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale 2018 World Beer Awards – World Best American-style Pale Ale winner 2017 Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale voted best IPA at Molloy’s Liquor Stores

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Howling Gale Ale takes World’s Best at World Beer Awards

World’s Best for Eight Degrees Brewing’s Howling Gale Ale at World Beer Awards Top award for Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale at the 2018 World Beer Awards Eight Degrees Brewing’s Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale has been named World’s Best in the extremely competitive American-style Pale Ale category at the 2018 World Beer Awards. Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale was chosen as the winner by a panel of international respected judges. With 2,300 beers from 50 countries entered into the 2018 awards, winning one of the prestigious beer styles – and one so hotly contested as American-style Pale Ale – is a significant achievement. “We are thrilled that our Howling Gale has taken this award,” said Eight Degrees Brewing’s Cam Wallace. “We’re blown away that our Irish Pale Ale has been judged to be the best American-style Pale Ale in the world. The award is an incredible accolade for a craft brewery to receive and a fantastic professional achievement for our brewers Derek Neville and Dan O’Shea. We’re keeping our fingers crossed as Howling Gale Ale proceeds to the final round to declare the Overall World’s Best Beer in London.” The World Beer Awards, now in its 11th year, judges beers over three rounds. First round picks the country winners per style, the second round has all country winners compete against each other to determine the World’s Best then, in the final round, the World’s Best style winners compete for the ultimate accolade. Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale was first named Country winner in the American-style Pale Ale category and then tasted against other Country winners to take the World’s Best title. The overall World’s Best award will be presented on 20 September. Eight Degrees had another two winners for their core range beers, taking Best in Ireland in the Lager

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Best IPA for Howling Gale Irish Ale from Molloy’s Liquor Stores

Delighted that our Howling Gale was voted best IPA by customers at Molloy’s Liquor Stores in their craft beer awards. Dan, one of our brewers, was on hand at the recent Alltech International Craft Brews & Food Fair, to accept the award, which is now proudly displayed at the brewery. Howling Gale was the first beer that we ever brewed, back in 2011, and it’s been a real favourite ever since. One of the classics!

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Nomad IPL takes RateBeer Bronze Award

Our Nomad India Pale Lager? Just came in at number 12 for being Best by Style in RateBeer’s Top Beers in the World 2016. The category was pale lager and we were delighted to see that Nomad IPL took bronze in this award which is judged by drinkers all around the world Here’s what RateBeer had to say: The following beers are awarded for their outstanding performance within a beer style category or super style category within which is a grouping of similar or related beer styles. The whole set of reviews, millions, along with a particular emphasis on performance in the last year, was used to determine our winners. We recognize the hard work and consistency that goes into making these styles traditionally, and in new brewing traditions, fine appreciation and precision. This is truly all about showcasing an array of the world’s finest brewers. This is the 15th year of the RateBeer Best awards. They take into consideration reviews that have been given on more than 470,000 beers around the world to pick the year’s best beers, brewers and beer retailers. More information on Nomad India Pale Lager. Find us on RateBeer here: Eight Degrees Brewing

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2016 Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards Finalist

Great to hear that the Eight Degrees blog – this stream of consciousness and rambling right here – is a finalist in the 2016 Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards, Food and Drink category. Check out the list below and keep your fingers crossed for us on 15 September! Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 Corporate Blog Finalists Food & Drink – sponsored by Just Eat ● AA Foodies ● Baby Led Feeding ● Bunzl Irish Merchants Café Video Blog ● Eight Degrees Brewing ● Good Food Ireland Food/Travel Blog ● Meylers Fish Company ● Mummy Cooks ­- Weaning your Baby to Family Foods ●

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Best in Ireland for Eight Degrees Brewing at World Beer Awards

Official press release below but – in a word – yippee! We’re thrilled. Top awards for Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Knockmealdown Irish Stout. Eight Degrees Brewing has been awarded best in Ireland for two extremely competitive categories at the 2016 World Beer Awards. The Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Knockmealdown Irish Stout were chosen as the Irish winners of the IPA and stout categories by a panel of international respected judges. With more than 1500 beers from 30 different countries were entered into the 2016 awards, winning a Country Best award is a significant achievement. “We are over the moon to be judged as having the best IPA and stout from Ireland,” said Eight Degrees Brewing’s Cam Wallace. “Our fingers are crossed as we go through to the best in the world World Beer Awards short list.” The final round of judging was held in London last week, where 50 international brewers, industry experts and journalists tasted and voted on the World’s Best in each of the eight categories before today’s announcement of the 2016 Country Winners. The World Style and World Category winners will be announced on 23 September. This is the second award this year for The Full Irish; in February, it won a bronze medal at the Dublin Beer Cup. Last year it was named Beer of the Year by independent consumer group Beoir. The Full Irish, a luscious hop bomb of a single malt IPA, was first brewed in 2014 as a limited release to showcase local Irish pale ale malt; it was so successful that it is now part of the brewery’s core beer range. Knockmealdown Irish Stout is a robust stout, balancing dark malts with old world bitter hops. It has a rich chocolatey aroma with distinctive espresso flavours. World Beer Awards The World

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Irish Beer Chat + SFA Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, get all your Aussie jokes ready: Cam, our resident Australian, and half of the Antipodean team that set up Eight Degrees here in Mitchelstown, will be working the Twitter machine hard tonight from 8pm for #IrishBeerChat. Let’s try this again. Take 2 Join us and Cam from @8degreesbrewing for #IrishBeerChat 🍺 — Wayne:Beer Snob (@irishbeersnob) February 29, 2016 There’ll be lots of other lovely beer folk to chat to as well – keep an eye on the hash tag to see who’s about. While you’re there, make sure you ask Cam about fitting into his suit for this Thursday’s SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 event. The Gala Prize Giving Ceremony is a black tie affair and last year there was some consternation about whether himself and Kiwi Scott would fit into their wedding suits. Given than the weddings happened several years ago – think 2011 and 2007 – it was a real danger. But they’ve been in training. No, not just for the suits; they, plus another three of the brewery boys, are heading to the Quest Killarney Adventure Race, a day-long run / cycle / kayak over 33km or 55km (not sure how long they’ll hold out for) in, according to that site’s countdown calendar, 11 days and 19 hours…tick, tick, tick… Back to Thursday, we’ve some great finalists in our category – see below – and check out the full list on the SFA website. FOOD & DRINK CATEGORY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Bord Bia: Cornucopia – Dublin Eight Degrees Brewing – Cork Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats – Roscommon Java Republic – Dublin Oriel Sea Salt & Minerals – Louth Paris Texas – Kilkenny  

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Dublin Beer Cup Bronze Medals for The Full Irish IPA, Hurricane IPA

Delighted to come back from last weekend’s Alltech Craft Beer and Food Festival with a pair of medals for our premium range beers, The Full Irish Single Malt IPA and Hurricane IPA. Tasting notes: Hurricane IPA The Full Irish Single Malt IPA Find a list of the medal winners of the 2016 Dublin Beer Cup and its mate, the Dublin Cider Cup, online here. Congratulations to Rye River, who took the Dublin Beer Cup for Francis’ Big Bangin IPA. It was a great weekend, by all reports – although *some* of us had to stay home and mind the brewery. We’re not bitter, though – at least we have people out there on Twitter that will capture the Aussie and Kiwi in the very act of working/not working. The end of the night is near and it's time for some @8degreesbrewing #snoweater #AlltechBrews @AlltechBrews — James O'Toole (@JamesOToole18) February 5, 2016 Happy Waitangi Day from our 2 Kiwi craft brewers in Ireland @8degreesbrewing @MontBeerIE @AlltechBrews #WaitangiDay — Manor Brewing Co. (@ManorBrewingCo) February 6, 2016 In other news, The Double Irish Imperial IPA is now out in the wilds – go searching in your local independent off licence! There was a lot of happiness when it arrived at O’Brien’s in Naas. The @8degreesbrewing Double Irish has landed! Never have we been so excited about a new beer in Naas (^Naas) — O'Briens Wine (@OBriensWine) February 9, 2016 In other, other news, the EDB blog was chuffed to get a mention in Media HQ’s feature on 5 of the Best Irish Business Blogs: “This blog shows that frills are not always needed, words alone can wow.” Thanks for reading my words!

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Eight Degrees in finals for SFA National Awards

We were delighted to learn last week that we’re finalists in the Food & Drink category for the 2016 SFA National Small Business Awards. There’s a total of 35 companies across 7 categories in this final round, spread across 16 different counties. In our category, there’s the making of a fine meal… FOOD & DRINK CATEGORY FINALISTS (up to 50 employees), sponsored by Bord Bia: Cornucopia – Dublin Eight Degrees Brewing – Cork Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats – Roscommon Java Republic – Dublin Oriel Sea Salt & Minerals – Louth Paris Texas – Kilkenny We now need to remind certain people that they’ll have to get back in training to fit into their suits for the award ceremony in March. It might be a belts and braces situation… Thursday, 10 December 2015 – The Avondhu: Mitchelstown company is national awards finalist

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In the finals! Blog Awards Ireland 2015

Well, ladies and gents, thank you for sending us forward to the next round! We were delighted to get the news this morning that the Eight Degrees blog had made it all the way to the finals for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015. From eight down to five. And what a five! Food & Drink category, sponsored by Glenisk: Neven Maguire Blog: Anyone Can Cook Eight Degrees Brewing Fenn’s Quay…and then some Flogastronomy Ferry Carrig Hotel All the finalists for both company and personal blogs are here. Lots of good reading there! Best of luck to everyone – see you all on 22 October at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin for the big reveal.

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Eight Degrees on Blog Awards Ireland 2015 shortlist

Delighted to discover that the Eight Degrees blog  – this! here! – has made it on to the shortlist for The Blog Awards Ireland 2015. We’re in the Food & Drink category, sponsored by Glenisk, along with some mighty competition. Neven Maguire Blog: Anyone Can Cook Eight Degrees Brewing Fenn’s Quay…and then some Flogastronomy Ferry Carrig Hotel Kelly’s Mountain Brew O’Hara’s Beer Blog Nice to see another pair of breweries also on the list – three out of seven ain’t bad! You’ll find the full shortlists for both company and personal blogs here. Well worth taking a wander through.  

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Three Great Taste Awards for Eight Degrees

Two stars for Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale and one star for Knockmealdown Porter. Last night the results of the Great Taste 2014 food awards were released and we were delighted to learn that our Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale won two stars while the Knockmealdown Porter was also awarded a star. Great Taste is the world’s largest blind-tasted food awards, judged by more than 400 food critics, chefs, cooks, farmers, food writers and journalists. The judges were particularly taken with Howling Gale: ‘Effervescent with a wonderfully aromatic nose. A clean palate with a relatively light body but well managed – floral and caramel elements working well together. A pleasing finish with good length. Well made and attractive.’ This marks the third and fourth award for Eight Degrees Brewing in a year which has already seen Amber Ella take a World Beer Cup bronze medal in April and Sunburnt Irish Red Ale win silver at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Awards in July. Read more: Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale Knockmealdown Porter Amber-Ella takes bronze at the World Beer Cup Sunburnt Irish Red Ale

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