Posts Tagged Limited edition

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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Back to Black: Zeus Black IPA, Aztec Stout, Russian Imperial Stout

Eight Degrees Brewing - Back to Black labels: Aztec Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Zeus Black IPA

We are celebrating the dark malts with this trilogy of experimental beers designed to warm the winter evenings. Our Back to Black Limited edition series is a journey of discovery, taking us on a trip through ancient civilizations, Greek mythology and Imperial Russian courts. For your enjoyment we have brewed a smooth, silky chocolate stout spiced with chilies, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon; a heavy hitting Russian Imperial stout to warm those winter evenings; and a punchy black IPA carefully balancing the interplay of dark malts with tropical fruit hop flavours and a spicy bite. Don’t be afraid of the dark… Zeus Black IPA ABV 7.0% This beer is designed to challenge your preconceptions: it looks like a rich dark porter but tastes like a punchy IPA. This Black IPA uses Zeus hops from the Yakima valley and Ella hops from Australia. Think pine resins, citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a spicy bite. Close your eyes, take a sip and let your taste buds take over. With food: This is hop central – pine resins, citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a hint of spice: try it to cut the flavour of an oily fish like salmon or to contrast the sweetness in shellfish. Try it with oysters – the bitterness will work brilliantly with them. Aztec Stout ABV 5.5% The Aztecs were famous for chocolate, chillies, vanilla and human sacrifice*. Ireland: famous for stout. We decided to combine the two. We introduced smoky chipotle chillies, from Lily at MyMexicanShop.ie, cocoa nibs, vanilla pods and a touch of cinnamon to a traditional Irish stout. A healthy amount of oatmeal provides for a smooth silky finish and a touch of cinnamon perfects the brew. The result is a rich warming dark ale to savour. Salud! *NB no humans were

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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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