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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