Boyne Brewhouse wins nine awards at Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Boyne Brewhouse scooped a staggering nine awards at last week’s Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup, including 3 Gold and 1 Best in Category – Speciality

Boyne Brewhouse craft beers are brewed with passion in the heart of the Boyne Valley at Drogheda’s Boyne Brewhouse and Boann Distillery

Boyne Brewhouse have scooped 9 awards at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 including 3 Gold medals, 1 Best in Category-Speciality award, 2 Silver medals and 3 bronze medals.

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair held host to craft breweries, cideries and distilleries from Ireland and around the world over the weekend. Over 370 craft beers battled it out over 8 categories for recognition as the best Craft Beer in Ireland. The beers are rated by an expert international panel of judges and critiqued based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality.

Boyne Brewhouse led the way as the only Brewery to be awarded 3 gold medals and the Saison was just pipped at the post by a Hungarian Saison witbier as overall winner of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup.

Best in Category – Speciality

  • Boyne Brewhouse Saison

Gold Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Limited Edition Imperial Stout – Sherry Cask
  • Boyne Brewhouse Saison
  • Boyne Brewhouse IPA

Silver Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Limited Edition Vienna Lager
  • Boyne Brewhouse Imperial Stout – Bourbon Festival Special

Bronze Medals

  • Boyne Brewhouse Pale Ale
  • Boyne Brewhouse Oatmeal Stout
  • Boyne Brewhouse Imperial Stout – Unoaked Festival Special

Full list of medal winners available here –

The core Boyne Brewhouse craft beer range is available in both 500ml bottle and on draught, with 330ml cans soon to follow. New additions to the range – IPA, Saison and Oatmeal Stout – launched at the fair and will be available in 500ml bottle and draught from the end of March.

The limited edition, award winning Vienna Lager is available in 24x330ml and will be followed by the Imperial stout 24x330ml at the end of March.


Boyne Brewhouse Tasting Notes:

Born in a Day Pale Ale – 4.8%

Pale Ales are known for their aroma hop as much as their bittering hop and this is a classic example. It’s a beer with a subtle malt base that allows the hops do all the talking. The predominant hop used is Australian Summer, which gives a distinctive pink grapefruit aroma that jumps out of the glass and also gives a long citrus finish.

  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Long Arm Dortmunder Export Lager – 4.8%

A German style of beer which is also known as the ‘Labourers Pilsner’. This is a perfectly balanced beer in which neither malt nor hops dominate. It’s a deep blonde colour, good hop bitterness and aroma, full mouth feel and crisp finish. The balanced nature of this beer means it’s quite sessionable to drink but technically difficult to brew to a consistently perfect balance.

Dortmunder style is well suited to our local water in Drogheda. The best European Pilsner malt provides a complex malt profile, while traditional Saaz hops give the distinctive hop character of the style.

  • Silver Medal , Alltech Craft Beer Cup 2016
  • Silver Medal , New York International Beer Competition 2016

Pagans Pillar Amber Ale – 4.8%

Our Amber ale is a malt driven beer, using a medley of malts to produce a rich copper coloured ale. Toffee aroma on the nose is followed by a balanced, light caramel mouthfeel. We have used a contemporary variety of German hops to introduce a rich bitter orange peel character to the back of the palate , that compliments the malt flavours perfectly.

  • Silver Medal, Wold Beer Championships 2016

IPA 6.8%

Slightly hazy deep golden colour with abundant fruity citrus aroma with a hint of pine. On the palate there is bitter citrus and resin. A Big bodied beer that can stand up to the hops with a long dry finish.

A new addition to the core 500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers in store now

Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Limited Edition Vienna Lager – 5%

A limited edition double decoction Lager using traditional German brewing methods and German malts and hops. Double Decoction is an old fashioned, time consuming way of brewing which helps to develop a more complex malt profile.

A light amber colour with a light caramel malt on the nose. The malt profile is complex but not heavy with a clean lager finish. Hop character is traditional and understated.

  • Silver Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

Limited bottling of 400 24x330ml cases available March 2017

Limited Edition Imperial Stout – 10.8%

Appearance is deep black with a tan coloured head. The aroma offers some roast coffee and       cocoa nib with both sherry and whiskey notes. A rich mellow taste on the palate with coffee and bitter chocolate from the dark roasted malt. The high alcohol content is balanced by the malt and intense sherry barrel flavours. The rich full body finishes with the slightest hint of dry Sherried fruit.

Aging for four months in Oloroso Sherry Cask which has held “The Whistler” range of whiskies for 2 years and bottle conditioning has extracted complex vanilla and spice notes to this special edition Imperial Stout. This complex beer evolves in the glass evoking different notes and aromas of spice, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

  • Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Sherry Cask
  • Silver Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Bourbon Barrel Festival Special
  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 – Un-Oaked Festival Special

Limited bottling of 150 24x220ml cases available March 2017

Saison – 5.5%

A classic traditional “Farmhouse Beer” with a very pale colour. A spicy aroma with pepper and citrus. A light and effervescent mouthfeel with a unique spicy yeast character that dominates on the palate with a dry citrus finish.

  • Gold Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017
  • Best in Category-Speciality, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

A new addition to the core 12x500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers, available from April 2017.

Oatmeal Stout – 6.2%

Inky black colour with an intense roast aroma. A rich roasted coffee on the palate with a touch of raisin and dried fruits. The oatmeal addition gives a full and creamy mouthfeel with a long finish.

  • Bronze Medal, Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

A new addition to the core 12 x 500ml range of Boyne Brewhouse beers. Available from April 2017.

The Boyne Brewhouse range is available on draught in selected pubs and stocked in bottle in O Briens Fine Wines, McHugh’s, Molloys, Mortons, Drinkstore of Stoneybatter, Baggot Street wines, Redmonds of Ranelagh, Wines on the Green, Next Door and Carry Out Off Licences nationwide, O Donovans Cork, Selected SuperValu and Centra Stores, Selected Spar, Mace and Eurospar stores.