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Introducing our new Head Brewer: Bill Laukitis

By |December 12th, 2017|

Our new Head Brewer
We’re delighted to announce that Bill Laukitis is stepping up to be our new Head Brewer here at Rye River. The Holland, Michigan man had an interest in beer from an early age with Bell’s and Founder’s breweries on his doorstep. Bill spent his twenties travelling the world stopping and working in Norway, […]

McGargles Wins 3 World Beer Awards for 2017!

By |August 11th, 2017|


The World Beer Awards…
We have some fantastic news… The World Beer Awards have just been announced and our McGargles beers have been awarded three titles for 2017! Daragh’s Session 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 […]

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 For Beers

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. Continue reading to discover the effects that different serving temperatures can have on beers!
Too Cold
Chilling beer below ideal serving temperatures enhances some qualities of […]

Crafty Brewing Company’s American Style Pale Wheat Ale

By |October 17th, 2016|

The Crafty Brewing Company’s newest addition
The brewers in Rye River have been very busy lately. They’ve been busy producing a brand new beer for the award-winning Crafty Brewing Company. A 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 […]

Cans for Frank’s Lager & Francis’ Big Bangin IPA!

By |October 3rd, 2016|

New Cans!
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 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|

Rye River Brewing Company & McGargles
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 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 for making Lager!

By |May 5th, 2016|

Rye River Brewery’s beautiful new tanks!
The good times just keep on coming at Rye River Brewing Company and two pieces of absolute joy (the tanks) 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 […]


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 […]