Where can I find some Kindred Spirit?

Barrel-aged stout from Eight Degrees Brewing

Our Kindred Spirit, the very limited edition stout that we aged in 25-year-old whiskey barrels from the Teeling Whiskey Company, was unleashed upon the world at the St Patrick’s weekend Irish Craft Beer Village. People there seemed to enjoy it and those kegs disappeared rather quickly, but never fear! Some of this stout has been sent off into the world and is available on draught at these fine establishments: Cork: Bierhaus (that’s their pic of the tap below), The Mardyke, Bru Bar, Mad Monk beer festival in Midleton Dublin: WJ Kavanagh, Farrington’s of Temple Bar, Bull and Castle, The Black Sheep We’ve also been saving some Kindred Spirit – there had to be a bit of testing earlier this week – for the annual Franciscan Well Easterfest. That’s kicking off on at 2pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March. It may be a little chilly but we’ve got the antidote: at 7%, Kindred Spirit will warm you up from the inside! There’ll also be plenty of other beer to check out, legendary pizzas from the on-site woodfired oven (they always seem to taste even better as the night goes on) and lots of brewers around to cross examine about their latest brew. We’ll be celebrating our second birthday with a few pints so come along and say hi! Thanks to all the people who entered our competition to name this stout. We got some great suggestions, a few hilarious ones and there was a lot of arguments discussion over which we should pick but there could only be one winner and Paul Cassidy is the inspired man who came up with the Kindred Spirit name. A couple of Kindred Spirit reviews: The Beer Nut The Tale of the Ale psssst…if we don’t celebrate our birthday too much this weekend,

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We need your help again to NAME THAT BEER! We have brewed a rich chocolate stout with coffee-like aromatics and aged it in 25-year-old Bushmill whiskey barrels generously provided by the Teeling Whiskey Company. After months of aging it is ready to bottle. A sneaky taste reveals an incredible smooth sweet whiskey nose and oak character with a chocolaty and bitter roasted finish. It’s coming in at around 6.5% ABV. We’re very excited. Can you help us name this All-Irish limited release collaboration beer? Entries via Facebook, Twitter or by email to cam@eightdegrees.ie THE PRIZE The LUCKY person who provides the chosen name will receive… A case of this delicious barrel-aged stout (24 bottles of it) 6 Eight Degrees branded Cervoise-style glasses – very fancy A cool and hip Eight Degrees t-shirt Unfortunately we can only send this prize to addresses in ROI and NI. If you’re the winner and abroad, you can always pick your favourite Irish-based person to be the recipient. Just think how they’ll welcome you with open arms next time you’re in the country. Might not be any beer left, though.

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