Malt generally gets overlooked by brewers these days with everyone losing their minds about the new hops coming out every day, but really it’s the soul of the beer. It can be easy to make a malt forward beer sometimes if you’re using a high percentage of speciality malts like crystal, chocolate, aromatic, roast… the list […]
A change of location
You may have noticed that we haven’t been posting much here recently. There’s as simple explanation behind that – we’ve been run ragged with the biggest thing Rye River Brewery has ever done in it’s short history.
As crazy as it sounds, we’re in the middle of tearing apart our beloved brewery in […]
A round up of accomplishments…
Rye River Brewery was established in 2013 and since then, we’re very proud to have won numerous achievements both for our brewing and for the manner in which we conduct our business.
In 2014 we won eight International Beer Challenge Medals in our very first year and in the only competition we […]
We caught up with our Head Brewer Alex Lawes and with Francis Finan the persona behind our latest McGargles family member, to discuss the search for exceptional hops, Clydesdales, and being the Long Lost McGargle!
In today’s competitive and bustling craft beer scene it can be sometimes hard to do exactly what you want. We felt […]
The secret ingredient to the best beer and food is a little bit of TLC
Having worked as a chef in his native Venezuela before coming to Ireland, McGargles shift brewer Daniel Cesari discusses the similarities between the professions and some of his favourite foods to enjoy with craft beer.
I worked in many different kitchens over […]
Preet Singh, microbiologist at McGargles, gives his insight into some of the scientific methods applied in the brewing process.
Having just completed my degree in Bio-Technology at Maynooth University, I consider myself very lucky to now be working here at McGargles, as one of the resident microbiologists. While at college, I never really considered pursuing […]
Head Brewer Alex Lawes offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the McGargles brewery, and the workload required to turn raw materials into delicious beer.
You’re not so much a brewer at times as you are a fireman. You’ve a fire to put out 24/7 between deliveries being delayed, making sure your […]
Owen Ashmore discusses his five year journey from mechanical engineer to shift brewer at Rye River Brewing Company.
My interest in brewing was piqued during a trip to Vegas, when I tried a high quality craft beer for the first time. After drinking Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, I realised that the world of beer had so […]
Over the past few weeks we’ve been trying to select a yeast that’s going to work across the board here at the brewhouse. You could go all out, all guns blazing and decide ‘Right, that’s the only one I want. Let’s just work with that one. I want it. Let’s get it now’ , or […]