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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. Rye River Brewery […]

Meet our Brew Crew

By |April 11th, 2016|

Proud of our Brew Crew
We’re very proud of what we do day in and day out at the brewery…and we’re very proud of the people who do it. We want you to get to know our Brew Crew, starting off with Bill Laukitis!

Every month, we’re going to introduce you to a new member of the […]

What do we want? Taprooms!

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Taprooms; the much talked about but never established cherry on top of any Irish brewery. At Rye River Brewing Company we will be lucky enough to soon be pouring our own beers from a bar in the brewery in Celbridge. As much as we’d love it to be a taproom, technically it will be a […]

Malt, wonderful malt!

By |January 18th, 2016|

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 […]

WATCH: Building our new brewery

By |January 14th, 2016|

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 […]


By |January 8th, 2016|

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 […]

Behind every great beer is a great story!

By |September 25th, 2015|

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 […]

A little bit of TLC

By |September 4th, 2015|

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 […]

Heard of Yeast

By |August 21st, 2015|

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 […]

A day in the life of a brewer

By |August 14th, 2015|

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 […]