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We are looking to add a Brewery Quality Assurance Technician to join our Rye River Brewing Co. team here in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

The Quality Assurance Technician’s full-time position will be responsible for the Rye River Brewing Co. Quality Assurance Program. The primary responsibilities of the Brewery QA Tech will be to execute daily laboratory tasks and related work while working closely with other supported departments to service ongoing product quality and production goals and reporting to the Head Brewer.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sample collection, preparation, analysis, and reporting in supported brewing processes
  • Preparation, monitoring, and analysis of various microbiological testing media(s)
  • Data collection and entry, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and trending of QA/QC data
  • Maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and coordinate field service for laboratory instrumentation
  • Assist with sensory analysis of beer in multiple stages of production
  • Assist all departments with monitoring of product and packaged product
  • Assist development & lead execution of required QA and QC housekeeping functions
  • Clear, professional communication with supported departments and stakeholders

Competencies

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary, to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Computer SkillsFamiliar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications.
  • Language SkillsAbility to read and effectively interpret documents. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.
  • Mathematical SkillsAbility to generate graphs and trends from collected data. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
  • Reasoning AbilityAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Required Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or a related field with equivalent experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications & Other Duties

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have 1+ year laboratory in QA experience in a food and beverage production environment strongly preferred.
  • Have knowledge of the aseptic technique, cleaning and sanitation, preventative maintenance, record keeping, and laboratory information systems experience strongly preferred.
  • Have experience with laboratory instrumentation and techniques (digital balances, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, microscope/optics, pipetting, dilutions, etc.).
  • Have previous brewing knowledge and/or experience, passion for craft beer and brewing.
  • Be highly self-motivated, have good time-management and prioritization skills.

Location: Rye River Brewing Co., Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Salary: Depending on experience.

The closing date for applications for this role is Monday 11 July 2022. Please email your CV and cover letter to info@ryeriverbrewingco.com.

O Canada! Our Brewer’s Choice Variety Packs have landed! You can now find them in select locations of The Beer Store in Ontario.

What’s inside the box?

Our Brewer’s Choice Variety Packs feature 4 brews from our core range:

Who are Rye River Brewing Company?

You can learn more about us right here, or check out these videos to watch us in action:

Awesome! Where can I find it?

Right now you can find our popular Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack at select TBS locations in Ontario. Check it out online at The Beer Store for more information on locations near you. You can also use our handy locator on the main page of our website – just pop your address in and see which TBS locations are close to you!

Or check out this super convenient list of stores right here:

  • The Beer Store #2006
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So now you know where to find our craft beers brewed right here in Ireland, it’s time to go out and try them! Be sure to follow us over on Instagram @RyeRiverBrewingCo and all our other social channels to keep up to date with what’s happening in the brewery, and make sure to tag us in your pictures… We love to see them! Sláinte.

Our latest Rye River Seasonal brew has landed and we are stoked to share this one with you! Say hello to Kahuna Krush Tropical Sour!

This fruit punch sour is awash with Calamansi, Sudachi and Morello Cherry. A tropical storm of tart, fresh citrus and berry to barrel you over. 4.5% ABV and limited edition. Get it while you can!

Wondering where you can find Kahuna Krush in time for the sunny spring season? Keep on scrolling!

Retail

Check back soon as we continue to update this list!

Let us know what you think of Kahuna Krush! Tag us in your pictures on social media, check it in on Untappd, and tell all your friends, family and neighbors! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the good brewery news at @RyeRiverBrewingCo, on Twitter at @RyeRiverBrewing, and over on Facebook.

We’re kicking our Rye River Seasonal range for 2022 off with the return of our popular brew – Miami J IPA. And with a twist! This edition of Miami J is a special collaborative brew with our friends at BarthHaasX and it’s hitting shelves across Ireland right now. We are delighted to share with you our Miami J IPA BHX Edition!

In this edition of our beloved Miami J, we collaborated with our friends at BarthHaasX to pack their advanced hop products into this juicy IPA. Lupomax, Incognito, and Spectrum have saturated this brew to accentuate all the things we love about the softer side of hops. Brace yourself!

Want to learn more about the finer details on this seasonal? Our friends at Get ‘er Brewed joined us back in February to capture the brew day and learn more about the innovative advanced hop products from BarthHaasX. Check it out!

So, you’re wondering where you can find Miami J? You’re in luck! Freshly canned last Friday, it’s hitting shelves and select locations on draught right now. Keep scrolling to find out where.

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On Draught

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and will be updated as more locations receive this seasonal, so check back for updates!

Let us know what you think of the Miami J IPA BHX Edition! Tag us in your pictures on social media, check it in on Untappd, and tell all your friends, family, neighbors! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the good brewery news at @RyeRiverBrewingCo, on Twitter at @RyeRiverBrewing, and over on Facebook.

Choose the gifts that your employees will absolutely love this Christmas season! In this gift guide, we have five amazing gift ideas for you direct from our brewery that are an excellent way to show your colleagues your appreciation.

Rye River Brewer’s Choice Variety Tote Pack

This season we launched a special version of our Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack that includes 5 x 330ml cans of our award-winning Rye River beers with a bangin’ tote bag to carry your big bangin’ bag of cans inside! This tote pack includes 2 of our ever-popular Big Bangin’ IPA, and  1 each of Lil’ Twist Grapefruit IPA, Hop Drops Citra Extra Pale, and our new brew to the Rye River line up, Coastal IPA. A great gift for anyone this Christmas season!

 

Rye River Seasonal Pack

For an extra special treat for your staff this holiday season, check out our exclusive Rye River Seasonal Pack! Featuring this year’s bottle release, Embers, our Wheat Wine that was aged for 6 months in añejo barrels, and 2 x 440ml cans of Lupulos Borealis Hoppy Pils, this seasonal pack is an exceptional way to say thank you to your colleagues for all of their hard work this year.

 

McGargles Sampler Pack

From our McGargles range, we have put together a fantastic sampler pack that features a range of popular McGargles beers. Including 12 x 330ml bottles from the McGargles family, this sampler pack is a great gift for those who like to try different styles to find out which one is their favourite or to share with a friend! You can learn more about this sampler pack right here.

 

Rye River Brewing Co. Sampler Pack

We’ve put together a case of our core range of beers from Rye River. Each 12 x 330ml can pack features a mix of our award-winning beers including Big Bangin’ IPA, Lil’ Twist Grapefruit IPA, and Hop Drops Citra Extra Pale, along with our new popular brew, Coastal IPA. This Rye River mixed case contains 3 x 330ml cans of each beer.

 

Rye River Seasonal Sampler Pack

A selection of our Rye River Seasonals also made it into a mixed case this Christmas season!  Each 12 x 440ml can pack includes a mix of Brunch Baltic Porter, Lupulos Borealis Hoppy Pils, and our latest seasonal release, Revelation Brown Ale, a collab brew with Crisp Malt using our bespoke Crisp x Rye River Seasonal Coffee brown malt. You can learn more about Revelation here! This mixed case contains 4 cans each of our seasonal brews.

 

Interested In Our Corporate Christmas Gifts?

If you are interested in any of these great Rye River brewery Christmas gifts for your team, please get in touch with us for more information and pricing. You can email us at info@ryeriverbrewingco.com or call us directly at +353 (01) 628 7255. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Our latest Rye River Seasonal has been released this week and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share it with you! Revelation Brown Ale is an extra special seasonal brew that you definitely do not want to miss out on.

 

 

Inspired by innovative malting technology at Crisp Malt‘s Great Ryburgh site, we teamed up and fired up the RevTech to create a revelatory brown malt expressive of modern coffee.

Revelation Brown Ale is brewed with Crisp’s finest malts and a favourite Belgian yeast strain to invoke the nutty, fruity and roast characteristics we love about modern coffee and a great brown ale.

 

 

Behind the scenes of Revelation Brown Ale

 

This autumn, we teamed up with Crisp Malt at their state-of-the-art roasting facility, the Speciality Malt Plant, to create a special limited edition small batch of coffee-inspired malt. This exceptional malt was the inspiration for Revelation Brown Ale.

We know you all love to see behind-the-scenes action for our brews (who doesn’t?!), so for a video breakdown of this unique and incredibly special seasonal collab brew, including exclusive footage from our visit to Crisp Malt and interviews with our Rye River brew team, check out this excellent video from the team at Get ‘Er Brewed.

 

 

What exactly is RevTech?

 

In a nutshell, the RevTech system is a highly innovative and state-of-the-art system employed by Crisp Malt to create an even roast and greater consistency of colour across every single grain of malt. This piece of technology not only was the key to developing our bespoke brown malt in Revelation Brown Ale, but was also the inspiration behind our label design as well.

 

 

 

 

 

We highly recommend you to check out this excellent Good Beer Hunting Article written by Matthew Curtis, Welcome to Fringe Division – The Innovative Malting Technology That’s Producing Better Beer, that explores the RevTech system at Crisp Malt in-depth.

 

 

Where Can I Find Revelation Brown Ale?

 

Revelation Brown Ale was just canned last week, which means it’s hitting shelves right now. Are you wondering where you can find Revelation near you? You’re in the right spot! Check out the list below of where to find Revelation.

Please note: This list is not exhaustive and will be updated as more locations receive this seasonal, so keep checking back for updates!

Dublin

Leinster

Munster

On Draught

We hope you love Revelation Brown Ale as much as we do! A lot of teamwork, love, and care went into this seasonal collaboration, and we are really proud of this brew. Let us know what you think! Tag us in your pictures on social media, check it in on Untappd, and tell all your friends! Follow us on Instagram for all the good brewery news at @RyeRiverBrewingCo, on Twitter at @RyeRiverBrewing, and over on Facebook.

Our ever-popular McGargles Sampler Pack is BACK! This incredible craft beer box has made its way onto the shelves across Ireland again this season.

Treat yourself or a loved one with the McGargles Sampler Pack this Christmas. This Sampler Pack contains 12 330ml bottles of 6 different brews from our McGargles range of beers.

Not sure which beer style tickles your fancy? You can taste-test six different styles inside this festive box. Two 300ml bottles each of the following can be found inside:

Did you know…?

Our Dan’s Double IPA won Ireland’s Best IPA Imperial/Double at this year’s World Beer Awards! Clocking in at 8.0% ABV, Dan’s Double IPA is packed with hoppy flavours that are sure to wow your tastebuds this winter. Not sure if a DIPA is your thing? Don’t worry, there are five more styles inside for you to sample at your leisure.

Where Do I Find The McGargles Sampler Pack?

The McGargles Sampler Pack is available now in retailers nationwide, including SuperValu, Centra, Dunnes Stores, and Carry Out stores near you. If you have any questions or help with locating a Sampler Pack near you, please reach out to us at info@ryeriverbrewingco.com and we’d be more than happy to help!

Introducing our next Rye River Seasonal release, one that has been in the making since March of this year and one that we are burning with fire to share with you all… Say hello to Embers, our Añejo Barrel Aged Wheat Wine!

We mashed one tonne of Oak Smoked Wheat into this wheat wine. It’s basically a Grodzizkie dialled up to 11, but we didn’t stop there. We aged Embers an additional 6 months in freshly emptied Añejo tequila barrels, bringing forth sweetness and notes of citrus, vanilla, raisin and earth. We are stoked to finally share Embers with you!

If you’re wondering where to find Embers, you’re in the right place! Here’s a handy list of stockists where you’ll be able to find it right now.

Dublin

Leinster

  • SuperValu Leixlip
  • Nally’s SuperValu Celbridge
  • Pettitt’s SuperValu Wexford
  • SuperValu Enniscorthy
  • SuperValu St. Aidan’s Wexford
  • SuperValu Athy

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We’ll be updating this list as Embers rolls out across the country. Let us know what you think when you try it!

The 2021 awards season has truly been an excellent one for us here at Rye River Brewing Co.! Following our outstanding results at the World Beer Awards, our beers were once again put to the (taste) test at the Great Taste Awards in London and the Blas na hÉireann awards in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Curious about the results? Keep reading!

Great Taste 2021 Results

The Great Taste Awards is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards. Organised by the Guild of Fine Foods, the Great Taste Awards supports both large and small food and drink producers across the globe. Great Taste judges look for a variety of qualities when blind-tasting products, including aroma, appearance, texture, and overall quality. Ultimately, awards are based on how great the product tastes and provide consumers a stamp of excellence on products. Learn more about the Great Taste right here.

We’re blown away by our results! This has been our best performance yet at the Great Taste awards and we’re immensely proud of our Rye River team for their continuous hard work and dedication to bringing you the best Rye River beers possible.

Blas na hÉireann 2021 Results

The Irish Food Awards, also known as Blas an hÉireann, celebrate the very best tasting Irish food and drink products from passionate and dedicated producers from all over the country. Products from every county in Ireland are entered with judges blind tasting products from a wide array of food and drink categories.

The Blas na hÉireann awards have the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers for quality Irish products. Curious to learn more? You can visit the Irish Food Awards website for more details!

Taste Our Beers!

Now it’s your turn! Curious where to find our beers? You’re in the right place!

Our Solas range is exclusively brewed for Tesco which you will be able to find in-store and online.

Grafters is exclusively brewed for Dunnes Stores.

And Lidl carries our full range of The Crafty Brewing Co. in stores all across Ireland!

Let us know what you think! Tag us in your photos on social media too if you’re in the sharing mood. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for some great brewery content!

We are ecstatic to announce that we are the world’s most decorated brewery for the second year running! This is a historic achievement for an independent Irish craft brewery and puts us distinctly on the world stage of craft beer.

This year has been another phenomenal year for us here at Rye River Brewing Company, culminating in a total of 31 awards across both beer style and design at the 2021 World Beer Awards. Our range of beers received an incredible 22 awards for taste and 9 for design across our 6 brands. The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all the internationally recognised styles.

A very special thank you to everyone on the Rye River team for all of their incredible hard work, dedication, and commitment to making 2021 another memorable year for us all.

This year our Crafty Brewing Co. American Style Brown Ale won the World’s Best Dark American Style Brown Ale award which is a fantastic accomplishment. We also have a total of 6 country winners (including the Crafty Brewing Co. American Style Brown Ale). This includes our Rye River Brewing Co. Big Bangin’ IPA, 3 of our Rye River Seasonals – Brunch, Belgian Imperial Stout, and Garnet – and finally Dan’s Double IPA from our McGargles range. And finally, we received a total of 8 silver and bronze medals each across our range of beers.

Curious to see the full list of winners? Keep reading!

Taste Awards

Style Winner

  • The Crafty Brewing Co. American Style Brown Ale – World’s Best Dark American Style Brown Ale

Country Winners

  • Rye River Brewing Co. Big Bangin’ IPA – American Style
  • McGargles Dan’s Double IPA – Imperial/Double
  • Rye River Seasonal Garnet – Wood Aged
  • Rye River Seasonal Belgian Imperial Stout – Imperial Stout
  • Rye River Seasonal Brunch – Strong Porter

Medals

  • Silver – Rye River Brewing Co. Hop Drops Citra Extra Pale – American Style Pale Ale
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal High Noon Fruited Sour – Flavoured Wild/Sour
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal The Dropper – American Style Pale Ale
  • Silver – Grafters Labour of Love Extra Pale – American Style Pale Ale
  • Silver – Grafters Working Day IPA – American Style
  • Silver – The Crafty Brewing Co. American Style Pale Wheat Ale – American Style Wheat Beer
  • Silver – The Crafty Brewing Co. Irish Lager – Classic Pilsner
  • Silver – The Crafty Brewing Co. Red Ale – Amber
  • Bronze – Rye River Brewing Co. Lil’ Bangin’ Session IPA – Session
  • Bronze – Rye River Brewing Co. Brogue Red Ale – Amber
  • Bronze – Rye River Seasonal The Herd Bourbon Barrel Quad – Wood Aged
  • Bronze – Rye River Seasonal Miami J Cryo Edition – American Style
  • Bronze – Solas Belgian White – Belgian Style Witbier
  • Bronze – The Crafty Brewing Co. Irish Craft Stout – Stout
  • Bronze – The Crafty Brewing Co. Irish Craft Pale Ale – American Style Pale Ale

Design Awards

  • Gold – Rye River Seasonal Miami J Cryo Edition – Can Design
  • Gold – Rye River Seasonal High Noon Fruited Sour – Can Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal Brunch – Label Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal Miami J Cryo Edition- Label Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal The Dropper – Label Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal Garnet – Label Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal High Noon Fruited Sour – Label Design
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal The Dropper – New Launch
  • Silver – Rye River Seasonal Garnet – New Launch

 

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