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Rye River Brewing Company, one of Ireland’s leading and most influential independent craft breweries, is seeking a Warehouse Operator to join our team. With our commitment to growth, we are expanding our warehouse with a new facility currently in construction. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic brewery and help drive improved warehouse efficiencies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receive incoming shipments of raw materials, packaging materials, and equipment and verify their accuracy
  • Prepare and assemble orders for production, ensuring timely delivery of materials to the brewing and packaging teams
  • Accurately pick and prepare customer orders according to pick sheet
  • Ensure the correct quantities and products are selected for each order
  • Use warehouse management systems (WMS) for order picking
  • Prepare orders for shipment, ensuring all required documentation is included
  • Coordinate with shipping carriers for timely and accurate delivery
  • Load and unload delivery vehicles safely and efficiently
  • Rotate stock to ensure the first-in, first-out (FIFO) principle is followed
  • Report discrepancies or issues with inventory levels promptly and assist in cycle counts
  • Keep the warehouse clean and organised
  • Collaborate with production and quality control teams to maintain an organised and efficient workflow
  • Safely operate forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Inspect products for damage or defects before packing and dispatching
  • Follow quality control procedures to maintain the highest product quality
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment
  • Comply with brewery policies and procedures

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • 3+ years warehouse experience essential.
  • Must have a valid reach and counterbalance license (Applicant without this will not be considered).
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Physical ability to lift and move heavy objects.
  • Engineering qualifications and previous experience are desired. Training will be provided.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to Damien@ryeriverbrewingco.com

Rye River Brewing Company, one of Ireland’s leading and most influential independent craft breweries, is seeking a Production Operator to join our team. We plan to expand our team to put more focus on the increased level of automation we will be incorporating and help drive improved production efficiencies while maintaining our high product standard. This candidate needs to be self-motivated, fast-paced, and willing to work in a cycle-shift environment that adapts to changes, challenges and opportunities as they manifest daily as part of the exciting Craft beer culture.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Run and monitor packaging on our bottle, keg and can filling lines.
  • Conduct quality checks on packaging materials, labels, and finished products to ensure they meet quality standards.
  • Keep packaging areas clean and sanitized to meet company standards and maintain product integrity.
  • Follow proper cleaning procedures for equipment and work areas.
  • Maintain accurate records of production and packaging activities, including batch numbers, quantities, waste and any issues encountered during the packaging process.
  • Coordinate with other depts to ensure seamless communication and cooperation.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Receive incoming shipments of raw materials, packaging materials, and equipment and verify their accuracy.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to enhance efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Troubleshoot and address any mechanical or technical issues with packaging equipment.
  • Work towards meeting daily, weekly, and monthly production targets set by the brewery.
  • Adjust packaging processes as necessary to accommodate changes in production requirements.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • 1+ years experience operating a packaging line, preferably in a brewing environment.
  • Basic understanding of the mechanical components of packaging equipment.
  • Strong work ethic with a willingness to assist others and work towards common production goals.
  • Competence in using computer systems for data entry and production tracking.
  • Forklift licence desirable.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position to Johnny.Urdaneta@ryeriverbrewingco.com

Add a burst of colour and flavour to those darker evenings with our beautifully crafted Coastal IPA & Beetroot Risotto!

Fancy giving it a go?

Ingredient List:

  • High-Quality Carnaroli Rice – 320g
  • 2 Boiled Beetroots
  • Butter – 80g
  • Parmigiano Reggiano – Grated – 140g
  • Juice of half a grapefruit
  • Grated zest from half a grapefruit
  • Burrata cheese – 120g
  • Pistachio grain
  • 1 Rye River Brewing Co. Coastal IPA

STEP 1

Keep a pan with boiling salted water behind the pan where you prepare the carnaroli rice. Heat the pan and put the rice to seal without any fat, making sure not to brown any of the rice.

Add ¾ of Rye River Brewing Co. Coastal IPA. Let the beer evaporate then add boiling salted water bit by bit until 90% of the rice is cooking.

STEP 2

Next, prepare a smoothie consisting of 2 boiled beetroots and grapefruit juice. When there are at least 2 minutes left until your rice is finished cooking, add 90% of the smoothie to the rice and stir for 2 minutes, then remove the pan from the stove.

STEP 3

Now add the butter while still stirring, and then the Parmigiano Reggiano, while continuing to stir. After this stir in ¾ of the burrata

STEP 4

Plating and garnish with drops of smoothie, small pieces of burrata, grated grapefruit zest and pistachio grain, along with a can of Coastal IPA as your drink of choice.

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We are incredibly grateful for your continued support of Rye River Brewing Company over the past ten years. We would like to once again pay it forward this holiday season by bringing back our annual Give Some, Get Some Christmas gift appeal.

This year, we have partnered with Focus Ireland to try to help those in need. We are kindly appealing for a new and unwrapped toy or an online donation. In return, we will gift you a Rye River Brewing Co. sampler pack, which can be picked up at the brewery.

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. Giftpack
  • Gifts will be accepted at the Brewery Monday to Friday, from 9am until 5pm.
  • Please bring proof of your donation from iDonate

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 Focus Ireland.

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

We are a wee bit excited to introduce our latest seasonal: An Irish beer of Scottish descent! Here is our barrel-aged nod to the Wee Heavy.

This brew is packed full of malt depth, warming alcohol and barrel-aged goodness! Shortbread undertones topped with Marzipan and cherry overtones jump out of the glass, all carried on the warming alcohol and full mouth feel of this decadent scotch ale. Ex-cherry bitters and rye whiskey barrels have really worked a number on this beer.

If you are wondering where you can find this crackin’ Wee Heavy, 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!

Retail

  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • Carry Out, Tyrellstown
  • Abbot’s Ale House
  • Brickyard Gastro Pub, Dublin
  • Bradley’s Off Licence, Cork
  • Matson’s Wine Store, Grange
  • Pettit’s Supervalu, Wexford Town
  • Carry Out, Tullamore
  • Blackrock Cellar
  • Supervalu, Swords Pavillion
  • Mchughs, Kilbarrack Road
  • Higgins, Off Licence
  • Mace SCR

Online

  • FourCorners.ie
  • YardsandCrafts.ie
  • TheCru.ie

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It’s time to break out those old jandals and try on some new summer threads!

Introducing our third seasonal of the year: JANDAL JOOSE NEW ZEALAND IPA.

Summer is here and we’re stoked to be brewing with heaps of New Zealand hops. Nelson Sauvin and Motueka have this NZ IPA BURSTING with tropical, citrus and white wine notes. Slap on some sun cream, slip on the old jandals and crack open this JOOSEY SUP!

If you are wondering where you can find this crackin’ IPA, 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!

Retail

  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • Molloy’s, Francis Street
  • Supervalu, Ballinteer
  • Molloy’s, Clonsilla
  • Matson’s Wine Store, Grange
  • J.D O’Sullivan’s, Kenmare
  • Bradley’s
  • Blackrock Cellar
  • Cavavin
  • No. 21, Listowel
  • Off The Bridge Off Licence, Carrick On Shannon
  • Supervalu, Lexlip
  • Supervalu, Knocklyon
  • Carry Out, Celbridge
  • Carry Out, Tyrellstown
  • D’wan’s Off Licence
  • Supervalu, Mullingar
  • Supervalu, St. Aidan’s, Wexford

O’Briens (Nationwide)

  • Blanchardstown
  • Naas
  • Limerick
  • Quinsboro, Bray
  • Carrickmines
  • Sandymount
  • Donnybrook
  • Dun Laoghaire
  • Glasnevin
  • Lucan

On Draught

  • Cassidy’s, Dublin
  • Cat & Cage, Dublin
  • Brewdog, Dublin
  • Fionnbarra Bar, Cork
  • Bier Haus, Cork
  • Abbots Ale House, Cork
  • Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford
  • Henry Downes, Waterford
  • Tully’s, Waterford
  • Bier Haus, Galway

Online

  • FourCorners.ie
  • CraftCentral.ie
  • TheCru.ie

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REVEL IN THIS!

In our latest collab with our pals from SIREN CRAFT BREW, this year’s seasonal sour is a fruited Gose. Pronounced GO-ZUH, this is a sour style that elevates its flavour profile with a light salt content. Revelry Red Lemonade utilizes this addition to accentuate the character of sour lemons, tart raspberries and sharp cherry. This cracking Gose knows how to show off its fruit

Are you ready to crack open this refreshing seasonal sour and revel in our red lemonade?

We have a full list of stockists below so keep scrolling to find out where!

Retail

  • Nally’s Supervalu, Celbridge
  • Carry Out, Celbridge
  • Supervalu, Leixlip
  • Carry Out, Tyrellstown
  • JD O’Sullivans & Sons, Kenmare
  • Jackal, Navan
  • No. 21 Off Licence, Cork
  • Bradley’s Off-Licence
  • The Wine Centre
  • Pettitt’s Supervalu, Wexford Town
  • Supervalu, Blanchardstown
  • Next Door, Ennis
  • McHughs, Kilbarrack Road
  • Centra Edengate, Greystones
  • Mo Chara, Dundalk
  • Martins Off Licence, Fairview
  • Fresh, Smithfield
  • Fresh, South Dock
  • Black Sheep, Capel St.
  • Blackrock Cellar
  • Scallys Supervalu
  • Matsons Wine Store Grange
  • Franciscan Well BrewPub
  • Carry Out, Tralee Rd Killarney
  • Bonobo
  • Mace SCR
  • Brickyard Gastro Pub
  • Stephen Street News/Craft Central

On Draught

  • Fionnbarra Bar, Cork
  • Open Gate Brewery, Dublin
  • Tullys, Carlow
  • Brewdog, Grand Canal
  • Bierhaus, Galway
  • Abbots Ale House, Cork
  • Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford

Online

  • FourCorners.ie
  • Celtic Whiskey Shop Ltd
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.

Retail

  • 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

Online

  • FourCorners.ie
  • CraftCentral.ie
  • YardsandCrafts.ie

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

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.

STEP 4

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.

STEP 5

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.”

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