19 World Beer awards for Rye River

Rye River Brewing Company based in Celbridge, County Kildare, has won 19 awards at the World Beer Awards 2018, making it the most-awarded brewery in Europe.

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

Style Winners:

IPA Imperial/Double:  McGargles Dan’s Double IPA

Pale Beer Kölsch: Grafters Kölsch Style

Lager Classic Pilsner: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager


Country Winners:

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



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