McGargles’ Beers take home Gold in the Brussels Beer Challenge


McGargles’ beers pick up three prizes at the Brussels Beer Challenge

Two Gold Medals and a Certificate of Excellence? Not bad for a Monday! The fifth annual Brussels Beer Challenge took place in November. Over a thousand beers from around the world were in the running for the coveted medals. The competition aims to promote the finest quality beers and to recognise the brewery’s achievements.

Francis Big Bangin’ IPA won Gold in the Pale and Amber Ale : American IPA (Greater than 6,5 ABV) category. Which rounds out a great year kicked off with the Gold at Alltech’s Dublin Beer Cup. Uncle Jim’s Stout romped home with the Gold in the Stout/Porter : Dry Stout field. Our stout is tasting exceptionally good on these dark winter nights! Granny Mary took home a Certificate of Excellence in the Red Ale : Irish Red Ale category, she took home Gold in 2015. Fair play to her!

One of our brewers Owen Ashmore was over in Belgium for the weekend continuing his love affair with Belgian beers. Owen was proud to accept the awards on behalf of Rye River Brewing. These awards bring our 2016 total up to 32. This really goes to show the quality of beers we are producing at Rye River. If you’d like to come and try some of the beers in our new tap room you can book a tour here:

You never know, you might even get to shake one of the brewers’ hand and congratulate them on their fantastic beers!


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