WIN! A pair of passes to the Irish Craft Beer Festival

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Joao and Mariana, winners of the tickets!

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS, which is taking place this year from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 September. Yep, that’s this week and we have a PAIR OF THREE DAY PASSES to give away.

What do you have to do to win?

After six years brewing, we’ve created more than fifty different beers. From IPAs to IPLs, barrel aged stout and barleywines, ryes, reds and session ales, we’ve had fun producing a whole range of flavours and experiences for you. Our question is this: what beer style would you like to see us brewing? 

Put your answer below and we’ll email the winner on Wednesday evening, 6 September, to let them know. Ts & Cs apply.

On the bar at the festival, this year we’ll have our newest brew, Monsoon Mango Lime IPA, along with the super-limited Grainfather Series Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Stout. Current tap line up:

1)  Wayfarer Sour IPA – 4% ABV – awarded Best In Ireland at the 2017 World Beer Awards.
2) Citra Single Hop IPA – 5.7% ABV – Silver Medal winner at the 2017 World Beer Awards.
3) Barefoot Pilsner Lager – 4% ABV – a crisp session sipper.
4) Cumulus Lupulus NEIPA – 7.2% – our cloudy take on this New England IPA style.
5) Monsoon Mango Lime IPA – 5.7% ABV – FIRST POUR. Heady mango, zingy lime, citrus hops.
6) Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Stout infused with cacao husks from our local bean-to-bar chocolatiers, Wilkies Chocolate in Midleton – 5% ABV – LIMITED. Grainfather series. Dried fruit, cacao, vanilla.
More information on the festival is online here: www.irishcraftbeerfestival.ie. Tickets are now on sale priced at €5 for Thursday, €10 for Friday / Saturday and €15 for all three days. Direct link here: IrishCraftBeerFestival
43 Comments
  1. Definitely a rye ale! Either IPA/Pale

    Some of favourites, from a few Irish breweries, have been rye ales!!

    Good luck, 8 Degrees always produces great beers, always good quality!

  2. Saison / Farmhouse ale

  3. A kettle sour aged in bourbon barrels 🙂

  4. A imperial stout that can be aged at home would be sweet.

  5. cognac barrel aged imperial stout

  6. Hello guys,

    What about a witbier with basil? Seasons Brewery from Brazil (http://cervejariaseasons.com.br/basilicow.html) brews it, and my girlfriend and I never had the chance to try it! We were at the Brazilian Beer Festival in 2015 when they poured it for the first time, but by the time we arrived it was already gone…after that we moved to Ireland and never found such beer around here (if someone is doing it please let us know), and we’re really curious about the taste of it 🙂

    Thanks and hope to see you at the festival!
    All the best,
    Joao and Mariana

  7. Lambic?

  8. A sloe berry Christmas ale.

  9. A crisp refreshing lager, perfect for when you are dyin of thirst and need it quenched!

  10. Black IPA

  11. White wine barrel-aged sour!

  12. It’s got to be a gloriously malty, sweet bock. Ye know ye want to. Perfect time of year for it too.

  13. A sour version of Amber Ella, aged in Chardonnay barrels! <3

  14. A Geuze but in the meantime how about a tasty pale ale at about 4% ABV

  15. A spiced Christmas ale

  16. Smoked porter would be delish!

  17. A ginger flavoured black OPS for Christmas.

  18. That should be IPA

  19. A coconut porter.

  20. A PUMPKIN Ale would be something New!
    Kinnegar used to do “Longtongue”… Can 8 Degrees do better ?
    P.S I don’t want the tickets, just the Beer please

  21. A Christmas brew would be nice

  22. It might be the fact that it’s lashing rain outside, but I’d love to see another barley wine along the lines of Mòr. I also have extremely fond memories of your Belgian Dubbel from 2014-2015. Perfect for an evening in front of the fire.

  23. Definitely a spiced seasonal beer for Christmas. Cloves, cinnamon and the like. Something to enjoy by the fire.

  24. Triple/Quad IPA

  25. I would love to see you guys do a big fiery chilli Porter. The type that when you think you have enough chillies in it. Add some more.

    Cheers
    James aka: craftybeertweet

  26. a juicy double ipa

  27. You just have to brew an imperial red ale

  28. Red ale

  29. A triple IPA called the Triple Irish, then you’ll have The Full Irish, Double Irish, and Triple Irish.
    You could do #alltheirish

  30. Any sort of IPA!!! 🙂

  31. Not had a decent mild sonce I was a teenager (so 55 years ago ish). Should be a pleasant light chestnut colour, not some datk old rubbish which is some times available, not mild in taste either….

  32. A brown ale aged in a rum barrel would be interesting.

    P.s I’m looking forward to having the Monsoon Mango Lime IPA. Sounds lovely.

  33. A cheese gose

  34. Comment left.

  35. You guys nailed the NEIPA with cumulus lupulus. I’d love to see some more of that style from 8 Degrees.

  36. Autumn thyme! A malty red with a bit of thyme on the nose.

  37. A radler next summer!

  38. A proper unsweetened Oude Geuze would be great. Probably have to call it something else though.. how about ‘Auld Goose’.

  39. A chilli stout please

  40. definitely Cumulus Lupulus NEIPA

  41. Either a Juicy IPA or a whiskey barrel imperial stout.

  42. Chocolate flavoured stout

  43. A brown ale

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