Showing posts with label World Beer Cup. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eight Degrees Scores Bronze at World Beer Cup!

Irish brewery wins at World Beer Cup

Bronze medal in the Olympics of beer for Cork's Eight Degrees Brewing

Big congrats to Mitchelstown's small Irish brewing company, Eight Degrees Brewing, who scored a massive success at the 2014 World Beer Cup. The World Beer Cup is an international brewing competition in Colorado acknowledged world-wide as the ‘Olympics of Brewing’. It attracted over 4,700 entries, from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.

Eight Degrees Brewing was awarded a bronze medal in one of the most hotly contested categories - the American-Style Amber/Red Ale category. It won the medal for its Amber-Ella beer, an ale made with American and Australian hops balanced with malt tones. The achievement is particularly noteworthy, given that they entered an American style beer, into one of the two most sought after American-style categories within an American awards process.

The award is massive for us and will immediately open up export opportunities, including the United States. We never dreamed that a small three-year-old independent Irish craft brewery could achieve an accolade like this," said Scott Baigent, co-owner of Eight Degrees Brewing. The company’s head brewer, Mike Magee, was in Denver to receive the award.

Amber-Ella was initially brewed only last September, as a ‘one night stand’ for the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival. Earlier this year it was named as one of Beoir’s 2013 Beers of the Year and, by popular demand, it was brewed again in February 2014. Amber-Ella will now become part of Eight Degrees’ core range along with other award winning beers like Howling Gale, an Irish pale ale.

Eight Degrees is an independent Irish craft brewery based in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, focused on creating exciting and naturally adventurous beers for craft beer consumers.

Visit and for additional World Beer Cup information. A list of winners is here:

Cam Wallace 087 1654770
Scott Baigent 086 1594855

The World Beer Cup is a global beer competition presented by the Brewers Association (BA) that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer-style categories were presented at the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado on April 11, 2014.