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Rye River Brewing Company, Ireland’s largest independent craft brewery, based in Celbridge, Co Kildare, was established in 2013 and currently employs 64 people. At Rye River Brewing Company, our values are what guide us, but our people are what make us. We believe that if we get our culture right in our brewery, it sets the foundation for a place where our employees, our business and our brewing will flourish.

With brands such as Rye River Brewing Co., Rye River Seasonal, Solas, Grafters and Crafty Brewing Company, RRBC continues to claim the No.1 retail craft brewery position in Ireland.

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking Field Sales Territory Representative who will embrace our “Rye River Way” culture and ethos. This candidate needs to be self-motivated, fast-paced, and willing to work in an environment that adapts to changes challenges and opportunities as they manifest daily as part of the exciting Craft beer culture. 

This role enables you to take active ownership of the territory, driving brand presence and sales through Off-trade customers. The Territory includes the following Counties – Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford & Wexford.

You will really embed yourself within the industry and build strong and lasting relationships while building our brands presence and awareness. To be successful, you will be using your positive attitude and friendly nature in building robust and valuable working relationships all the while owning and going above and beyond to drive results in the territory.


  • Completion of pre-determined Journey Plan using CRM system
  • Build strong trading relationships within all Accounts
  • New Business calls
  • Merchandise & build distribution of Company’s brands within all Accounts ensuring visibility of the Company’s brands & introducing New Products not already listed and promoting our brands at every opportunity within Accounts
  • Completing store audits on CRM electronic call system daily
  • Display building at key trading periods
  • Completion of regular reviews to National Accounts Manager
  • Comprehensive knowledge of your territory
  • Influencing orders and increased distribution in stores
  • Achieve pre-determined quarterly objectives on sales targets & distribution KPI’s
  • Reporting any competitor activity deemed relevant
  • Product visibility at the point of purchase is a key activity within this role!


  • Ability to work independently
  • Ideally, you’ll have some previous Off-trade experience and possibly a drinks industry background.
  • A full driving licence of course, you’ll be provided with a Vehicle and all the tools of the trade.
  • Some familiarity with stock, retail, management systems so that you can manage the discipline around your role.
  • Good humour, interest in the industry and a willingness and appetite to learn!
Is it about to get juicier?

Our first seasonal of the year has dropped and it is none other than our beloved Miami J!

In this edition of Miami J we collaborated with our friends at WHITE LABS COPENHAGEN to make this batch of Miami J more expressive through their THIOL RELEASING TROPICALE YEAST BLEND WLP077. Focusing on biotransformation to release tropical characteristics of passionfruit and guava amidst the softer side of hops.

Brace yourself!

Greg and Gorgeous George joined us back in February so of course, we had the camera ready to capture the brew day and the craic that was had with White Labs Copenhagen. Check it out!

Now after all of that, are you wondering where you can find Miami J? Well, you’re in luck! It’s hitting shelves and select locations around Ireland on draught RIGHT NOW! Keep scrolling to find out where.


  • Bradley’s, Cork
  • Matson’s Wine Store Grange, Cork
  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • Carry Out, Celbridge
  • Supervalu, Leixlip
  • Off The Bridge Off Licence, Leitrim
  • A Newtown Inn, Maynooth
  • Carry Out, Clongriffin
  • Brickyard Gastro Pub, Dundrum
  • Supervalu, Blanchardstown
  • Martins Off License, Fairview
  • Supervalu, Knocklyn
  • Carry Out, Tyrellstown
  • Mo Chara, Dundalk
  • Spar, Rathoath
  • Reddy’s Off Licence, Waterford
  • Fresh, Smithfield
  • Carry Out, Ballyvolane
  • Mchugh’s, Kilbarrack Road
  • Celtic Whiskey Store, Dawson Street
  • Carry Out, Tramore
  • D6 Off-Licence, Rathmines

On Draught

  • Fionnbarra Bar, Cork
  • Bierhaus, Galway
  • Thunder Road Cafe, Dublin
  • Abbots Ale House, Cork
  • Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford
  • The Barrelstore, Leitrim
  • Brewery Corner, Kilkenny
  • Henry Downes, Waterford


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Rye River Brewing Company is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading and most influential independent craft breweries. We are investing heavily in new equipment and systems to maintain our growth for years to come. Our plans are to expand our team to focus more on the increased level of automation we will be incorporating and help drive improved production efficiencies while maintaining our high product standard.

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking individual who will embrace our “Rye River Way” culture and ethos. This candidate needs to be self-motivated, fast-paced, and willing to work in an environment that adapts to changes challenges and opportunities as they manifest daily as part of the exciting Craft beer culture. 


  • A good understanding of the fundamentals of electronics, instrumentation and automation controls
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair equipment (e.g., wiring pumps, motors, sensors, VSD’s, etc)
  • Develop, design and integrate new brewing technologies into the business
  • Excellent project management skills, ensuring all projects are managed on time and on budget
  • Understand the principles of product quality control
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of preventative maintenance routines and manage contractor service schedules
  • Assist with process improvement and initiate change


  • 5 years of electrical experience in a production and/or industrial environment
  • PLC programming experience
  • Have proven fault finding and maintenance of high-speed production equipment experience
  • Computer skills including the use of project management software, spreadsheets and presentation software
  • Full driving license required 
  • Experience in lean manufacturing methodologies is desirable

Engineering qualifications and previous experience are desired. Training will be provided.

The deadline for this position is Friday, February 17, 2023.
Please email your CV and Cover Letter to damien@ryeriverbrewingco.com with the title ATTN: Engineer Position.

Ho Ho Ho, here we go! Make Christmas a little merrier this year with our Nocturne Export Stout Christmas pudding. Although the number of ingredients might seem daunting, if you follow our easy steps below, the recipe will come together nicely.

Fancy giving it a go?

Ingredient List:

  • 1 large Bramley apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 140g sultana
  • 140g currant
  • 40g raisin
  • 140g date, chopped
  • 50g mixed peel
  • 250ml Rye River Brewing Company Nocturne Export Stout
  • Zest 1 orange
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 100g cold butter, plus extra to grease basin
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar, plus 2 tbsp
  • 120g fresh white breadcrumb
  • 60g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten


Mix the dried fruit and apple before adding the Rye River Brewing Company Nocturne Export Stout. Add the orange and lemon zests and stir. Cover the mixture and leave overnight to soak.


Butter a 1.25-litre pudding basin. Next spoon in 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar. Turn the basin at an angle, to coat the inside of the basin.


Mix together the remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl. Grate in the butter, then add in beaten eggs and fruit. Stir well. Spoon into the pudding basin and level the top.


Take a 30cm long piece of foil, cover it with a sheet of greaseproof paper of the same size and butter the paper. Fold a 3cm pleat in the middle, and cover the pudding. Tie with string under the lip of the basin, making a handle. Trim paper and foil to about 5cm and tuck it under itself.


Sit the pudding on a heatproof saucer in a saucepan. Pour in boiling water so it comes halfway up the basin. Cover and steam for 6 hrs, topping up water as required to ensure it stays halfway up the basin.

Re-cover with clean paper and foil and store in a cool place.

To reheat, microwave on medium, without foil, for 8 mins. Serve with brandy cream.

Rye River Brewing Company (Rye River), Ireland’s leading independent retail craft brewery, producing world-class beers in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, has today announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising by securing a multi-million euro investment from German brewery Warsteiner. This investment will see the ninth-generation family-owned brewery, with an international reputation for quality, acquire a minority stake in Rye River Brewing Company, and provide both capital and operational support, with a focus on accelerating Rye River’s growth in export markets, in particular by gaining access to Warsteiner’s well-established distribution channels and networks internationally.

Sustained investment has been key to Rye River Brewing Company’s growth and success since it was established in 2013. Last year Rye River moved to a 24/7 shift brewing pattern, which expanded production capacity by 25%, to satisfy current demand and to facilitate future volume growth. The introduction of a new packaging line costing €1.3m is currently in train, and the fresh investment from Warsteiner Group will enable the business to advance its capital investment programme in additional brewing, packaging and warehousing projects for the remainder of 2022 and throughout 2023.

The completion of this latest funding round follows the publication of Rye River Brewing Company’s 2021 annual results earlier this week which showed an increase in revenue, with operational profitability maintained despite significant challenges in domestic and international markets during 2021. The report also provided a trading update, noting a strong performance for the first half of 2022, with continued volume and market share growth.

Now employing 62, Rye River Brewing Company further strengthened its position as a category leader within the Irish Craft beer sector in 2021 with its status as Ireland’s number one retail craft brewery. AC Nielsen data confirmed that Rye River Brewing Company had four products in the top 15 selling beers in the Irish Retail market in 2021 and its Double IPA was the No. 1 selling Irish craft beer in the Retail channel.

Helmut Hörz, CEO & CFO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Warsteiner Group will join the board of Rye River as a non-executive director, adding further strategic capability to the Celbridge-based brewery chaired by international drinks industry veteran Neil Everitt. Mr. Hörz will provide a key link with Warsteiner to ensure its experience, operational excellence and Warsteiner’s international distribution network can be leveraged to their fullest extent.

Rye River Brewing Company was advised by Deloitte’s Dublin office in the fundraising.

Announcing the investment and welcoming the strategic partnership with Warsteiner, Tom Cronin, Founder and Managing Director of Rye River Brewing Company said:

“Sustained investment by Rye River in production, quality, capacity and operational efficiencies has been key to developing some of the world’s best beers and becoming Ireland’s number one retail craft brewery. We have already enjoyed success in international markets but remain hugely ambitious to grow our export markets further. The investment from Warsteiner will not only allow us to bring forward a number of capital projects but also gives us access to significant distribution channels and networks which will accelerate export growth. The Rye River team is hugely excited about the opportunity of working with a business that shares the values that have underpinned our success to date. Warsteiner is an independent family business with a long tradition of brewing excellence and is a perfect fit to support Rye River Brewing Company in its next stage of development.”

Speaking about the investment, Catharina Cramer, Owner of the Warsteiner Group, said:

“For over 250 years the Warsteiner name has been synonymous with premium beers of the highest quality, so it is important to us as a ninth-generation family business that any investments we make are consistent with the values and culture which have been imbedded in our business since 1753. Like Warsteiner, Rye River Brewing Company is an owner-operated company and our common strong emphasis on quality was a key factor in our decision to join forces. Our companies believe in family businesses, teamwork and being passionate about their craft, and this has been key for the creation of this strategic partnership.”

Helmut Hörz, CEO & CFO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Warsteiner Group and newly appointed Rye River non-executive director added:

“Our acquisition of a minority stake in the Rye River Brewing Company is in keeping with our shared long-term goals. While only in its tenth year of business, Rye River Brewing Company has already built a world-class craft brewery in Ireland with award-winning stout, lager, Irish ale and IPA products and strong brands. We look forward to supporting the company’s management and brewery team in accelerating its growth in international markets through this strategic investment partnership.”

Change is good and we are about to undergo massive change! As we embark on a €3.5m capital spend in Rye River Brewing Co. we are now once again looking for Brewing Talent to join our award-winning team at Rye River Brewing Company.

2023 promises to be our biggest year yet as we finally make the move away from our 24/7 schedule on our humble but hard-working 25H.L brewhouse to a modern 100H.L brewhouse where we will be able to operate on a reduced shift pattern. Our ambitions do not stop there, as we embark on the immediate installation of a new packaging line while adding over 15,000 Sq ft of additional warehouse space.

Rye River Brewing Company currently employs 65 people and is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading and most influential independent craft breweries. Producing over 30 beers across 5 brands, Rye River Brewing Company was been awarded the accolade of “The World’s Most Decorated Brewery” three times running at the 2020, 2021 and 2022 World Beer Awards and is Ireland’s largest retail brewery.

Experienced brewers interested in joining our team as we upscale from brewing 25hl batch brewing 24/7 to 100hl batch brewing 5 days a week, please get in touch. We have just partnered (minority investment) with one of the most recognized family breweries in Europe, a 9th-generation dynasty, so the development potential for everyone on this journey is now exciting and limitless.

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking individual who will embrace the “Rye River Way” culture and ethos. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, extremely organized, and excited to work in an environment that is constantly changing.


  • Ensure all relevant procedures and checks are performed and recorded accurately.
  • Maintain the highest level of product quality and consistency.
  • Have a rigorous approach to quality and an absolute commitment to making exceptional beer.
  • Troubleshoot and react quickly when any issues arise.
  • Complete all brewhouse tasks as necessary including, but not limited to, sanitisation of vessels and equipment, facility cleaning, maintenance of brewery equipment, manual handling, and accurate recording of data.


  • Be passionate about all things craft beer, keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry.
  • Be safety-conscious, quality-minded, and efficiency-driven.
  • Be available to work on a 2-cycle shift (the brewery is currently operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until we transition to the larger brewhouse).
  • Embrace the “Rye River Way” culture and ethos.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of working experience in a brewery.

Brewing qualifications and previous experience are desired. Training will be provided.

The deadline for this position is Monday, December 12, 2022.
Please email your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@ryeriverbrewingco.com with the title ATTN: Brewer Position.

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With the festivities just around the corner, we are feeling incredibly grateful for your continued support of our craft brewery! We would like to once again pay it forward this holiday season by bringing back our Give Some, Get Some Christmas gift appeal.

Want to participate? This is all you have to do!

  • Drop off a new and unwrapped toy at our brewery that is of a €20 minimum value
  • We’ll gift  you a Rye River Brewing Co. Sampler Pack, worth €22
  • Gifts will be accepted at the Brewery Monday to Friday, from 9am until 5pm.
  • Please bring proof of your donation from iDonate

We will then donate all the gifts to Dublin’s Simon Community and make someone’s Christmas a little bit better and brighter this year.

Please note:

  • We kindly request that only new and unwrapped items in their original packaging be donated as we are not in a position to accept second-hand items or clothing at this time.

If you would prefer, you can also donate via our iDonate page to support Dublin Simon Community. Tap the link below to learn more and to donate.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or to arrange to drop off your donation, please email us at info@ryeriverbrewingco.com.


Introducing our latest seasonal, A-TIPA-CAL. This isn’t your typical, triple IPA. Experimenting with our friends at Yakima Chief Hops, we have ladened this TIPA with their YCH 301 Trial – Flash frozen wet hops pelletized through their Cryo Hops® process! YCH 301 Simcoe® and Citra® with a dash of Cryo Pop® Original Blend make this one ATYPICAL IPA!

Head Brewer, Bill Laukitis tells us:

“We’ve wanted to brew a TIPA for a while, but if we were gonna go for it, I wanted it to be more than just a high-ABV IPA. When I came across the YCH301 trials in my reading, my interest was sparked and I knew these were the hops for our TIPA, so I picked up the phone to our friends at Yakima Chief Hops.  We decided to go all in and started organizing frozen shipping to get these special hops in hand. The beer… well we wanted to showcase the hops, and I wanted a clean but balanced malt backbone so we focused on a simple grist and clean yeast. The mouthfeel of this brew is brought forward by the hops and the alcohol. It’s a very enjoyable beer. The fresh Simcoe and Citra are expressive on the nose, straight through to the taste. It’s a real experience of a beer and dangerously drinkable for 10.0%. It really is one A-TIPA-CAL Triple IPA!”

Our friends from Yakima Chief paid us a visit during our collab and you can check out what Bill and Katie, YCH Key Accounts Specialist, had to say about this exciting opportunity below.










If you are wondering where you can find A-TIPA-CAL, then you have come to the right place. Below, you will find a handy list of retailers where you’ll be able to find it right now


  • Brickyard Gastro Pub, Dundrum
  • Martin’s Off-Licence
  • Carry Out, Muckross Road
  • Dwan’s Off-Licence, Knocklyon
  • Bobo’s Burgers, Dame Street
  • Carry Out, Tyrrelstown


  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • SuperValu, Leixlip
  • O’Keefes Carry-Out, Kilcock
  • Off The Bridge, Off-Licence, Rathangan, Kildare


  • Bradley’s Off-Licence, Cork


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That’s right, our Rye River Brewing Co. Sampler Pack IS HERE! This incredible craft beer box has made its way onto the shelves across Ireland, so you can treat yourself or a loved one over the coming months.

This Sampler Pack contains 12 x 330ml bottles of 6 different brews from our multi-award winning Rye River range of beers. Not sure which beer style tickles your fancy? You can taste-test six different styles, with two 330ml bottles of each:

  • Brogue Irish Red
  • Bidin’ Time Irish Lager
  • Dam Buster Double IPA
  • Retro IPA
  • Upstream Pale Ale
  • Eventide Irish Stout

Did You Know?

Our Bidin’ Time Irish Lager has been officially named the ‘World’s Best Helles/Münchner’ at the World Beer Awards 2022. Yes, that’s right, the world’s best!

Where Do I Find The Rye River Sampler Pack?

The Rye River Sampler Pack is available now in retailers and independent off-licences nationwide. If you have any questions or need 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!

We’ve had Garnet, The Herd, Embers and now it’s time to introduce our new Doppelbock aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels and the 4th release in our barrel-aged series, The Orator.

Story be told we have discussed brewing this beer for some time and once we stumbled upon the right Rye Whiskey barrels the time was nigh. Brewed in February and fermented in steel, this Rye Doppelbock was further matured and lagered in select Rye Whiskey barrels for 6 months. This double lager tells the tale of all its parts. The malty sweetness and bready toast of German Munich, Vienna and Rye Malt shine alongside the warming alcohol depths of the beer and its barrels bringing the character of cedar, apple, spice and tobacco. Enjoy with friends and let your story be told!

If you are wondering where you can find The Orator, then you have come to the right place. Below, you will find a handy list of retailers where you’ll be able to find it right now.


  • Blackrock Cellar
  • Brickyard Gastro Pub
  • Mace SCR
  • Martin’s Off-Licence
  • McHugh’s, Kilbarrack Road
  • Supervalu, Blanchardstown
  • Dwan’s Off-Licence, Malahide Road
  • Molloy’s Liquor Store,  Francis St, Dublin
  • Carry Out, Tyrrelstown


  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • Carry Out – O’Keeffe’s, Kilcock
  • Carry Out, Celbridge
  • Supervalu, Leixlip
  • Pettitt’s Supervalu, Wexford Town
  • Carry Out, Ferrybank Bank, Waterford


  • Matson’s Wine Store Grange, Cork
  • Bradley’s Off-Licence, Cork
  • Fionnbarra Bar, Cork
  • No. 21 Off-Licence, Blarney
  • Next door Off-Licence, Gort Road, Ennis


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