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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]