McGargles wins 3 World Beer Awards for 2017!

By |August 11th, 2017|

We have some fantastic news… In the just announced World Beer Awards our McGargles beers have been awarded three titles for 2017!

Little Bangin’ IPA has won Best Session IPA in the world! We have also been awarded Country Winning Double IPA for our Double Bangin’ IPA and, naturally, Country Winning Session IPA for our Little […]

Rye River Brewing win big at Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair!

By |February 28th, 2017|

The dust has settled after the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair and we are able to take a moment to appreciate the prizes Rye River Brewing won! We are very proud that we entered fourteen beers and took home sixteen awards. Our Gold McGargles Double Bangin’ IPA and the Crafty Brewing Company American Style Pale Wheat […]

Serving Temperatures

By |October 25th, 2016|

Temperature’s Effect on Beer
When it comes to beer, it’s not always a case of ‘the colder the better’. Beers being either too hot, or too cold, can have knock on affects.

Too Cold

Chilling beer below ideal serving temperatures enhances some qualities of beer, while masking others. Sure, anything ice-cold is going to come across as refreshing […]

Crafty Brewing Company’s American Style Pale Wheat Ale

By |October 17th, 2016|

The brewers in Rye River have been very busy lately producing a brand new beer for the award-winning Crafty Brewing Company range of beers that we produce exclusively for Lidl. Embracing a style we have never brewed commercially before, we’re very proud to announce the upcoming release of The Crafty Brewing Company’s American Style Pale Wheat […]

Cans

By |October 3rd, 2016|

We’re excited…we’re very excited. Why? Because we have something new coming, well technically, it’s the package that’s new. We’re now pumping fresh, unfiltered and unpasteurised Fancy Frank’s Lager and Francis’  Big Bangin’  IPA into 330ml cans..and here’s why!

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The awards just keep on comin’!

By |August 18th, 2016|

It’s been a BIG year for Rye River Brewing Company and McGargles! Having started on the right foot with a huge win at AllTech Craft Beer Festival in Dublin (The Dublin Craft Beer Cup for Francis Big Bangin’ IPA no less), the awards have been non-stop this year for all our beers. So far in […]

Our new Kolsch Stye Beer

By |June 24th, 2016|

Grafter’s Kolsch Style Beer
We’re delighted to have extended our Grafter’s range with two beautiful new beers…a Porter and a Kölsch-Style Beer. We’re Irish, so we know what Porter is…but what is a Kölsch? Long story short, it is a popular “warm weather beer” and a true German classic.

The name Kölsch is derived from its location… […]

New Tanks

By |May 5th, 2016|

Get a load of our beautiful new tanks!
The good times just keep on coming at Rye River Brewing Company and two pieces of absolute joy arrived from Germany yesterday.
What are the tanks for?
We’re going to be using these tanks to mature lagers in. Lagers are a tricky beer. They need to be matured at low temperatures, so […]

Centrifuge

By |April 21st, 2016|

Say hello to our little centrifuge!
It’s exciting times on the brewery floor and today we’re pumping Granny Mary’s Red Ale through our brand new centrifuge. What’s a centrifuge? Good question!

The simple explanation, it forces particles out of liquid. The more complicated explanation: a centrifuge is a machine with a rapidly rotating container. The movement applies centrifugal […]

The most important logo in Irish Craft Beer

By |April 11th, 2016|

Micro Brewed Logo

This is one of the most important logos in the Irish Craft Beer industry right now. It’s the Beer Ireland – Micro Brewed logo and is an initiative of Beer Ireland, the Artisan Brewer’s Association.  The logo makes it easy to clearly identify beer that has been brewed by independently owned Irish microbreweries.

If you’re a craft […]