Long Day Long Table Dinner at Eight Degrees on Friday 22 June

Eight Degrees Brewing, in association with Galty Valley Catering, is bringing the best of local food to the brewery to pair with our naturally adventurous beers. On Friday 22 June, at 7pm, we’ll be opening our doors and welcoming guests to our first Long Day Long Table Dinner. To celebrate the summer solstice, which falls between 20 and 22 June, we’ve put together an elegant set menu that will be presented in the atmospheric surroundings of our newly operational #MauritiustoMitchelstown  brewery. Five courses have been carefully designed by Galty Valley’s Mary, based around producers like Ballinwillan House, The Apple Farm, Hanley’s Butchers, Kildinan Farm, Gubbeen Smokehouse, Crowe’s Farm and Macroom Buffalo Farm. We will talk you through each course, paired with one of our beers, each carefully chosen to enhance the other. It promises to be a wonderful night of beer, food and company. Come join us! Tickets, which are €60 for a five course set menu paired with our beers, are available through Eventbrite. As this is a one-off, no-choice set menu, we regret that we cannot cater for any dietary issues.

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Eight Degrees Brewing presents FANAH-FEST: Brewery launch + Beer & Music Festival

UPDATE! The short version: Saturday 25 November 2pm to 5pm – at the brewery for launch, tours, tastings.   5.30pm – Christmas lights on the Square in Mitchelstown. 6pm to late – Live music and beer trail around Mitchelstown. Sunday 26 November 5pm to late – beer trail around Mitchelstown.   *** We love our festivals, we do! And here’s our latest: FANAH-FEST is Eight Degrees Brewing’s Beer and Music Festival for St Fanahan’s Day, celebrating the patron saint of Mitchelstown. Warrior monk St Fahanan, who most people know best as a squat statue outside Mitchelstown garda station, came from Ulster to found a monastery near the town in the seventh century. Traditionally, St Fanahan’s Day was a pattern day, a local holiday. People gathered at his well, which is probably a ritual that goes back far further, to pre-Christian times as the well would have been a place for pagan worship. So, bearing in mind that St Fanahan’s monastery would probably have brewed its own beer, we’ve decided that it’s a good day to celebrate beer in Mitchelstown. Fanah-Fest is happening over the weekend 25-26 November. On Saturday 25 November, we’ll be officially launching our new #MauritiustoMitchelstown brewery, complete with beer tours and tastings from 2pm to 5pm. Then we’re off into Mitchelstown for a live music and beer trail, fun, games and merriment. On Sunday 26 November, there will be a music and beer trail around Mitchelstown from 5pm onwards. The event is free – if you’d like to register in advance, you can do so on EventBrite.ie or just turn up! Keep an eye on #FANAHFEST on social media (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram) for more details.  Eight Degrees draught available in: An Bodhrán, Mitchelstown The Beehive J’s Bar & Beer Garden Jackie O Briens, Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown The Ramble Inn Mulberry Tree

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Mauritius to Mitchelstown: brewery build update

After many, many delays we’re about ready to rock into it. Our planning application is in and we’re temporarily fixing primary pipes to get tank positions exact before removing tanks and pouring base. Can of WD-40 ready to be applied to any engineering problem that arises. If you’d like to see what we’re working with at the moment, here’s a super-quick tour of the brewery from early 2014. Ah, so long ago… More about our Mauritius to Mitchelstown adventure here. PS Our not-very-techie Techie has finally got the finger out and updated the online shop with the latest batch of t-shirts for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. €15 a pop, and FREE shipping. Can’t say better than that! Oh, and there’s a new design too. Check. It. OUT. Eight Degrees Shop: t-shirts  

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Mauritius to Mitchelstown: unloading

It’s happening! Our Mauritius to Mitchelstown adventure is starting to become very, very real. This morning we were unloading some of the big brewery tanks, with a crane that was specially brought over from England. Pity the poor lads who had come over on the boat with that last night. Read more about the whole adventure: January 2015- Mauritius to Mitchelstown: the story so far  

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Cork’s Eight Degrees Brewing makes Ireland’s favourite beer; brewery expansion in Mitchelstown

Beoir members vote number one for Cork’s Eight Degrees Brewing The Full Irish named 2015 Beer of the Year by independent Irish consumer group Brewery expands in Mitchelstown to meet demand Eight Degrees Brewing were delighted to learn on Friday night that their single malt IPA, The Full Irish, had been voted Beer of the Year 2015 by independent consumer group Beoir. Beoir was set up in 2010 with the primary aim of “supporting and raising of Ireland’s native independent microbreweries.” This is the fourth year that Beoir has run a competition to find Ireland’s favourite beer. All beers brewed and sold in Ireland over the last 12 months are eligible for entry; previous winners have included Metalman Pale Ale and Of Foam & Fury from Galway Bay Brewery. With the marked increase in new Irish microbreweries during 2014, there was a total of 128 beers eligible for entry. The Full Irish, a beer first brewed for the Franciscan Well EasterFest 2014, is brewed using 100% Irish malt and showcases the best home-grown barley, malted in Cork. Owner-brewer Cameron Wallace said “We’re delighted with the award and would like to thank all the Beoir members for voting. Credit goes to our head brewer Mike Magee and the Malting Company of Ireland whose base malt can stand up to all those hops – no easy task!” Owner brewer Scott Baigent added: “we’re proud to be standing on that podium with The White Hag Brewery and Galway Bay Brewery, both amazing brewers banging out the sexy beers.” The The White Hag Brewery’s Black Boar was named first runner up; previous winner Galway Bay Brewery’s Of Foam and Fury was second runner up. This success for Eight Degrees Brewing follows on their 2014 award for Amber Ella American Amber Ale, a beer which

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Mauritius to Mitchelstown: the story so far

You might remember the start of the story. We sent Cam and Scott all the way to Mauritius to find the ideal German-manufactured Kaspar-Schulz brewing equipment, raised money through Linked Finance to bring it back to Mitchelstown and it’s now starting to arrive. So, just to recap, this is the brewery in Mauritius when the lads went out there in September (hardship posting) to see what it looked like.  Then we needed enough money to bring all that gorgeous stainless steel back to Mitchelstown so we partnered with Irish crowd-funding platform Linked Finance in October to raise those funds: Join the adventure! From Mauritius to Mitchelstown The lads were even so good as to shoot a video while they were out in the Mauritius sunshine. I think they were trying to prove that they didn’t spend all their time on the beach. Nice try. Money in hand, thanks to the Linked Finance investors, the brewery was packed up in Mauritius at the start of November, ready for its long journey to Mitchelstown. And then we waited. Until this arrived in January. Excuse the lack of focus – we were too excited (and scared- there were a lot of pipes). Three containers arrived and were unloaded amidst the snow and ice in Mitchelstown. There were LOTS of pipes. And none of the big stuff. I’ll just let you have a look at the panoramic view of what lies before us. It’s an awfully big adventure and you can follow our progress by using #MauritiustoMitchelstown on Twitter – we’ve got seven flat rack trucks arriving with all the big stuff in the next couple of weeks. Then to put the whole bloody thing back together, in Mitchelstown, to produce some more of our great Irish beer.

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