8 Irish brewers share 15 awards in Irish leg of World Beer Awards

  • 15 country winners in beer awards
The full Irish IPA winner

The full Irish IPA winner

The 2016 World Beer Awards country winners were announced at the Hilton London Olympia.

A panel of international judges adjudicated 1500 beers from 30 different countries entered into the 2016 awards. Winners now go through to the best in the World Beer Awards short list. The World Style and World Category winners will be announced on 23rd September. Irish winners were::

  • Amber: McGargle Granny Mary’s Red Ale
  • Belgian style tripel: Dungarvan Brewing Company Seaweed Saison
  • Bitter below 5pc: Brú Rua,
  • Bitter above 5pc: Dungarvan Brewing Company Helvick Gold
  • Dortmunder; Long Arm Export
  • Flavoured stout/ porter Rascals Ginger Porter
  • German style pale Rising Sons Sunbeam
  • Gluten Free: BRÚ Lager
  • Gose: Franciscan Well Brewery Spring Saison
  • Helles: Brú Lager
  • Imperial stout: Rising Sons 100 Years On
  • IPA: Eight Degrees Brewing Full Irish IPA Single Malt
  • Stout Eight Degrees Brewing Knockmealdown Irish Stout
  • Witbier Belgian style Rising Sons Grainu Ale
  • Wood aged: Franciscan Well Brewery Jameson Pale Ale
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IPA winner the Full Irish was first brewed in 2014 as a limited release to showcase local Irish pale ale malt; it was so successful that it is now part of the Eight Degrees Brewing’s core beer range.

Eight Degrees Brewing’s Cam Wallace said. “we are over the moon to be judged as having the best IPA and stout from Ireland. Our fingers are crossed as we go through to the best in the World Beer Awards short list.”


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