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Eight Degrees Brewing takes four stars at 2015 Great Taste Awards, brews millennial IPA to celebrate

Two gold stars for Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale, two gold stars for Sunburnt Irish Red Ale. Eight Degrees Brewing is bringing four gold stars from the 2015 Great Taste awards home to Mitchelstown. The results of the Great Taste 2015 food awards were released this week and all at the brewery were delighted to learn that both Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale and Sunburnt Irish Red Ale were awarded two stars. Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers, judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, producers and a host of food writers and journalists. ‘We were thrilled to get the news about the Great Taste Awards,” said Cameron Wallace, co-owner/brewer at Eight Degrees Brewing. “Last year was the first time we entered, winning three stars, and it’s good to build on that success.” Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale and Sunburnt Irish Red Ale are two of the brewery’s core range of beers, first launched in 2011. The judges commented that Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale had “plenty of hops, well rounded, full of flavour…” adding that Sunburnt Irish Red Ale was “…almost jasmine on the nose; very well-balanced flavour.” “The win also coincides with the fact that we are reaching quite a significant milestone at the brewery with our 1,000th brew taking place today,” said Wallace. “To celebrate the Great Taste awards and our millennial beer, we’re brewing an extra special imperial IPA which we will launch at the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival in the RDS from 27 to 29 August.” Eight Degrees Brewing will also appear at The Big Grill BBQ & Craft Beer Festival in Dublin’s Herbert Park from 13-16 August. 2015 has already been

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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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