Photos: 1st Leg, 2015 National Brewing Championships

Results: 1st Leg, 2015 National Brewing Championships

Category 2 – German Pils and Pilsner

1st Murphy, Brendan Happy Pils
2nd Murphy, Brendan Satzy

 Category 3 – Vienna Lager / Oktoberfest

2nd O’ Connell, John Gringo Waltz

Category 6 – Blonde Ale, Kolsch, American Wheat

1st Kelly, Shane RYE BYE RYE
2nd McIntosh, Bruce Eau De Cologne
3rd Burslem-Rotheroe, Roger American Dream
HM Corcoran, Niall 1 Non Brunette
HM Pegman, Ger Carrigeen Blonde 2

Category 7 – Altbier and California Common

1st Jardine , Andrew The Alt
2nd Mcgrath, Ciaran LUCKY 13
3rd Connell, Kevin California Calling
HM Stepanenko, Vladimir Dublin Alt

Category 11 – English Brown / Milds

1st Enright, Damien Slapstick Brown
2nd Beggan, Gearoid G29
3rd Diez Garrido, Manuel Dark Ruby Mild

Category 12 – Robust Porter / Baltic Porter

1st Scheibe, Jakub Porter
2nd O’Neill, Rossa Perry
3rd Enright, Damien Slapstick Porter
HM Murray, Trevor Borderland Porter

Category 19 – Old Ales

1st O’Neill, Rossa Old Darky
2nd Wilson, Brian Sanctuary Ale
3rd Baxter, Andrew Heritage Dark Mild

Category 20 – Fruit Beers

1st O’Neill, Rossa Apple Weiss
2nd Calnan, Daire Tangerine Twang Hefeweizen
3rd Kelly, Shane FRENCH APE

Category 21 – Spiced / Herb / Veg

1st Fahy, Damian Black Rum Ale
2nd Dekoster, Alain Thyme Is On My Side
3rd Wallace, Fionn Behan Square Spiced Christmas Stout
HM Palmer, David Sad Aul Righty

Category 22 – Smoked / Wood Aged Beer

1st Cooney, Ciaran Smoked Porter
2nd Jardine , Andrew Extrapolater
3rd Maguire, Conor Smoked Beer
HM O’Neill, Rossa 1937 Woody

Category 23 – Speciality Beer

1st Maguire, Conor Specialty
2nd Wilkins, Judy Judy’s Very Berry Kolsch
3rd Dekoster, Alain Yes We Hop
HM Wallace, Sean Valley Vanilla Stout

Category 35 – Speciality IPA

1st McGee, Dan Boyne Black IPA
2nd Burslem-Rotheroe, Roger Eclipse
3rd O’Neill, Rossa Session IPA


The remaining categories will be judged in Alfie Byrnes, Dublin on March 7th.

So best of luck to those with entries in the remaining categories.

Garden County Brewers: Open Competition – American Ale

For this year, we are looking for you to brew the best American Ale style beer you can.

Based on BJCP American Ale, we want you to brew your best Pale, Amber or Brown Ale.



The closing date for entries is 9th May.

The competition will be held on Sat 23rd May.

Location: Wicklow Wolf Brewery, first competition to be held in the middle of a working brewery.

There are prizes for each category, with a grand prize for Best of Show.

Max 60 beers, (Limit: 1 beer per person per category).

Cost €5 per entry.

Open to members of NHC or Beoir.

Link to the Entry Form will follow.

Please email if you want to volunteer for stewarding or judging.