Among the awards were best double IPA for McGargles Dan’s Double IPA, best Kölsch style for Grafters Kölsch and best classic style Pilsner for Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager.
Considered 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 30 countries were adjudicated by an expert panel of judges to determine the winners.
The Celbridge brewery, recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries, even held its own when judged alongside international heavyweight the Boston Beer Company producer of the renowned Samuel Adams.
Rye River Brewery was founded five years ago and now produces an eclectic range of over 20 beers under the McGargles, Rye River, Crafty Brewing Company, Solas and Grafters brands. It brews in 2500-litre batches and creates its crafts through hand-turned malts and using farm-fresh hops.
The World Beer Awards are the latest wins in what has already been an extremely successful year for the brewery. In April it picked up three medals at the Frankfurt International Trophy, a further 12 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