The Boyne Supremacy
We struck gold recently at the Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup. We were the only Irish brewery to win three gold medals and came away with 8 medals and a best in category speciality award. Over 370 craft beers battled it out over 8 categories for recognition as the best craft beer in Ireland. The beers were rated by an expert panel international panel of judges and critiqued based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality.
The three gold were for our new IPA (6.8%), our Irish Whiskey Sherry cask aged Imperial Stout (10.8%) and our Saison (5.5%). The Saison was also the speciality beer category winner. It will be appearing in bottles in April 2017. We won silver medals for our special double decoction Vienna-style lager (5%) and our Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout (10.8%). We were awarded bronze for our easy drinking and delightful Pale Ale (4.8%), our ‘un-oaked’ version of the Imperial stout (10.8%) and our Oatmeal stout (6.5%).
But we will not be sitting back to rest on our laurels. We have a number of new beers in the development pipeline for release in the summer and over the year. Watch this space.
List of winners here.