The 2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup was awarded to Coisbo Beer of Denmark for the second year in a row, this time for an imperial Russian stout aged in sherry barrels.
It appears the competition might have been fiercer and the judging more stringent this year. In previous years, it seemed that almost everyone got medals. Not this year, those qualifying for at least a bronze medal were few and far between compared to last year. sure, we got more than last year but we have a lot more breweries and they had a lot more beer to enter than last year so to have over 30 Irish winners among so many world class entries is something we can be proud of.
This year, we had two Irish breweries take home a gold medal. Congratulations to Carlow Brewing for their barrel aged Lean Folláin and also to Manor Brewing for their Mont Irish Mountain Lager.
Like last year, I've taken all of the Irish medal winners from the list and I'm listing them off here. A big congratulations to all of the medal winners. I think you can be even more proud when you consider how many beers didn't get medals this year.
We also had Cider added to the competition this year.
- Carlow Brewing Company - O'Hara's Barrel Aged Leann Folláin
- Manor Brewing Company- MONT Mountain Lager
- 5 Lamps Dublin Brewing - 5 Lamps Lager
- Kinnegar Brewing - Black Bucket
- Kinnegar Brewing - Yannaroddy
- Rascals Brewing Company - Chocolate Ginger Porter
- Rascals Brewing Company - Wit Woo
- Blacks Of Kinsale - High Vis
- Blacks Of Kinsale - Black IPA
- Hilden Brewery - Hilden Irish Stout
- Metalman Brewing - Metalman Heatsink
- 12 Acres Brewing Company - 12 Acres Pale Ale
- Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company - Black Perle Porter
- Kinnegar Brewing - Devil's Backbone
- Eight Degrees Brewing - Hurricane IPA
- James Brown Brews - Chocolate Orange Stout
- Dungarvan Brewing Company - Mine Head
- Dungarvan Brewing Company - Mahon Falls
- The 5 Lamps Dublin Brewing - Phoenix Dark
- Carlow Brewing Company - O'Hara's Leann Folláin
- Blacks Of Kinsale - RocketShip IPA
- Kelly's Mountain Brew – Revenge
- Black Donkey Brewing Ltd - Sheep Stealer
- The Porterhouse Brewing Company – Porterhouse Red Ale
- The Porterhouse Brewing Company - Wrasslers 4X
- Dan Kelly's Cider - Fiona's Fancy
- Dan Kelly's Cider - Dan Kelly’s Cider
- Carlow Brewing Company - Falling Apple
- MacIvors Cider Co. – MacIvors Medium Cider
- MacIvors Cider Co. – MacIvors Traditional Dry Cider
- dj's juice and cider- Tempted? Dry Cider