We are delighted to announce the following prizes for the National Brewing Championships which are to be held this Saturday, March 2nd, in Bull & Castle Dublin.
Of Course all this could not happen without our main sponsor who are funding the event. SaySo have taken the brave step of sponsoring what was a small brewing competition and turned it into one to rival any competition in Europe.
Prizes are to be awarded in 8 categories and to the overall winner. Freshly minted National Homebrew Club medals will be given to the top 3 placed entries from each category and a trophy will be awarded for Best of Show entry.
Along with those prizes every category winner will receive a beer hamper courtesy of Beer Heaven, brought to you by Premier International Beers. These consist of a 24 bottles case of American Craft Brewed Beers. These cases will include beers from Widmer Bros (Portland, Oregon), Red Hook (Seattle, Washington) and Kona (Hawaii). 12 different styles of beer from across the three breweries.
The overall winner will receive a very special beer hamper again courtesy of Beer Heaven. This is a beer hamper including some of the most exclusive beers in the world. A bottle each of Deus (Bosteels), Progress (Black Sheep Brewery), Rodenbach 2010 (Palm Breweries), Chimay Speciale (Chimay) and La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged (La Trappe). In almost all cases, they are limited edition beers brewed as a once off.
As previously announced, the highest scoring beer will be brewed commercially by Trouble Brewing.
8 Degrees Brewing Company are sponsoring the Pale Ale category, and the winner of this category will get two crates of 8 Degrees finest brews along with some glasses, tee shirts and other goodies.
Carlow Brewing Company are sponsoring the Stout & Porter category and the winner of this category will receive a selection of their finest brews along with merchanise.
Revolution Bar in Waterford is sponsoring the Milds, Bitters & Ales category. On offer are vouchers totalling €100 for Oskars Bar and for Revolution Bar – both of which serve craft beer & fine whiskey.
Homebrew West is sponsoring the German category with vouchers for their shop worth €100.
Similarly fantastic is The Homebrew Company who is sponsoring the Belgian & French styles, again with a €100 voucher for the shop.
The Malt Miller is sponsoring the Pilsner & Light Beers category and Robert has donated £100 of vouchers to in his online store.
The Church Bar & Restaurant is sponsoring the Speciality category and have kindly offered €100 of vouchers for use in their fine establishment.
Similarly The Grafton Lounge is sponsoring the Cider category and have kindly offered €100 of vouchers.
Dungarvan Brewing Company will be supplying staff with refreshments for the day (thanks Cormac – we all know this is thirsty work!)
By the way, if you are wondering where you can pickup those wonderful beers mentioned above please see the list below:
Abbott Ale House, Cork City
Against the Grain, 11 Wexford St., Dublin 2
BierHaus, Pope’s Quay, Cork
Blackrock Cellars, 23 Rock Hill, Blackrock, Dublin
Bradley’s Supermarket, North Main St., Cork City
Callan’s Off-Licence, Dundalk
Carvill’s Off-Licence, Camden St., Dublin 2
Centra, Enfield, Meath
Delaney’s Off-Licence, 17 Aungier St, Dublin 2
Deveney’s Off-Licence, Dundrum, Dublin 16
Deveney’s Off-Licence, Rathmines, Dublin 6
Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon, Donegal
Drinks Store, Manor St, Dublin 7
Dwan’s Off-Licence, Knocklyon, Dublin
Egan’s Off-Licence, Portlaoise
EuroSpar, Dalkey, Dublin
Fallon & Byrne, Dublin 2
Fitzgerald’s, Sandcove Rd., Dun Laoghaire
Holland’s of Bray, 78 Main St., Bray, Wicklow
Iona Stores, 184 South Circular Rd, Dublin 8
James Redmond & Sons, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Lohan’s Bar & Off-Licence, Salthill, Galway
Maguire’s Off-Licence, Skibbereen, Cork
Martin’s Off-Licence, Fairview, Dublin 3
McHugh’s Off-Licence, Malahide Rd, Dublin 5
McCabe’s Off-Licence, Mt. Merrion Ave., Blackrock, Dublin
McHughs Off-Licence, 57 Kilbarrack Rd., Raheney, Dublin 5
Next Door Kimmage, Sundrive Rd., Dublin 12
Next Door Off-Licence, Edenderry, Offaly
Next Door, Raheen, Limerick
Number 21, Coburg St., Cork
Oriental Cafe, 12/13 Georges St, Dublin 2
Probus Wines, Fenian St, Dublin 2
Scholar’s Club, University Of Limerick
Stack’s Off-Licence, Listowel, Kerry
Strand Off-Licence, Fairview, Dublin
Sweeney’s Wine, Phibsboro, Dublin 11
The Bank on College Green, Dublin 2
The Black Sheep, 61 Capel St., Dublin 1
The Brew Dock, Amiens St., Dublin 1
The Dark Horse, 33 Carysfort Ave., Blackrock, Dublin
The Malt House Restaurant, Galway City
The Malt House, Trim, Meath
The Sky and the Ground, Main St., Wexford
The Vineyard, 375-377 Ormeau Rd., Belfast
The Wine Centre, John St., Kilkenny
Timothy Crough’s Next Door, Inchicore, Dublin 12
Whelan’s, Wexford St., Dublin 2
Worldwide Wines, Dunmore Rd., Waterford