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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