Recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries, Rye River Brewing Company based in Celbridge Co. Kildare, has won a remarkable 19 awards at the prestigious World Beer Awards 2018, making Rye River the most-awarded brewery in Europe. Among the awards were best double IPA for McGargles Dan’s Double IPA, best Kölsch style for Grafters Kölschand best classic style Pilsner for Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager.
Considered to be the greatest accolades in the beer industry, the World Beer Awards are internationally recognised and celebrate the best of beer across the globe. Over 2,000 beers from thirty countries were adjudicated by an expert panel of judges to determine the winners. The Celbridge brewery held its own when judged alongside international heavy-weight, Boston Beer Company who produce the renowned Samuel Adams – proving Rye River a trailblazer for independent craft breweries across the globe.
Founded in 2013, Rye River Brewing Company is now one of the largest and most decorated independent craft breweries in Ireland. Producing an eclectic range of unique craft recipes that consist of over twenty beers under the McGargles, Rye River, Crafty Brewing Company, Solas and Grafters brands. Renowned for its commitment to authentic craft recipes, Rye River expertly brew in 2500L batches and create their crafts through hand-turned malts and using farm fresh hops. Since 2013, Rye River Brewing Company has been at the forefront of innovation in the craft beer industry.
Co-founder and Managing Director Tom Cronin commented on the impressive wins, ‘We are delighted to have received these awards and thrilled to have our passion for quality craft beer and innovation recognised on an international level. Our success in the World Beer Awards make us determined to continue creating great tasting, quality beer.’
Rye River Brewing Company’s achievements in the World Beer Awards are the latest wins, in what has already been an extremely successful year for the brewery. In April this year, Rye River Brewing Company picked up three medals at the Frankfurt International Trophy, a further twelve medals at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair in March and eight Great Taste Awards.
Rye River Brewing Company Awards:
IPA Imperial/Double: McGargles Dan’s Double IPA
Pale Beer Kölsch: Grafters Kölsch Style
Lager Classic Pilsner: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager
American-Style Brown Ale: The Crafty Brewing Company American Style Brown Ale
American-Style IPA: McGargles Francis’ Big Bangin IPA
Imperial/Double IPA: McGargles Dan’s Double IPA
Session IPA: McGargles Darragh’s Session IPA
Lager-Classic Pilsner: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager
Wheat Beer: The Crafty Brewing Company American Style Pale Wheat Ale
Belgian-Style Ale: Solas Hops & Grains Belgian Wit
Porter: Solas Hops & Grains Brown Porter
Kölsch: Grafters Kölsch Style
Gold Medal: Rye River Seasonal Miami J IPA
Gold Medal: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Stout
Gold Medal: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish IPA
Gold Medal: McGargles Frank’s Lager
Gold Medal: Grafters Pale Ale
Silver Medal: McGargles Sean’s Export Stout
Silver Medal: Grafters IPA