BREWER’S BLOG

Dungarvan Brewing Company – three years of brewing!

It’s our birthday…

We celebrate our third birthday at Dungarvan Brewing Company today – we had our official launch night in The Tannery, Dungarvan on April 9th 2010, followed by a party in Downeys Bar for our friends and families. Thanks to everyone who has supported us along the way – we’ve been delighted and overwhelmed by the support we’ve received and the messages we’ve received along the way!

As part of our birthday celebrations we are running a competition on WLR FM each day this week. Tune in to the Ian Noctor show daily from 4-6pm daily and enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning a hamper of goodies from the brewery, plus each of the daily winners will be entered into a draw on Friday to win a two-night break at The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co. Waterford including a tasting menu with matching beers in their Michelin-starred restaurant. There was huge interest in the competition yesterday when it began, and entries are being taken on the show’s Twitter and Facebook accounts also. Best of luck!

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West Waterford Festival of Food

We are also busy busy at the brewery preparing for the 7th annual West Waterford Festival of Food which takes place in Dungarvan this weekend.  This fantastic annual event showcases the best of local producers, chefs and restaurants and we are delighted once again to be involved with it. This year we are welcoming a Bus Bia tour to the brewery on Saturday – a bilingual tour which takes in the brewery before going on to Dungarvan Shellfish for tastings.

On Saturday afternoon we will be taking part in the local producers’ talks in the festival marquee in the Square along with Butler’s Ice Cream, Nell’s Farmhouse and other local artisan food producers, along with cooking demos by The Druid Chef.

We are also running a festival promotion throughout the town for the weekend, where you will be able to buy our beers at the special festival price of €3.50 from the following local bars and restaurants:

The Anchor
Bridie Dees
Downey’s Bar
Indian Ocean
Interlude
The Lady Belle
The Local
Robbie’s Kitchen
Merry’s
The Moorings
Nude Food
Tannery

And you will be able to buy our beers for the special price of 4 bottles for €10 from the following off-licences:

Tommy Power’s – The Square
Twomey’s Eurospar, Abbeyside
Walsh’s Spar, O’Connell St

The festival is always a hugely enjoyable weekend in Dungarvan and we are looking forward to going to lots and lots of the events being run over the weekend – bígí linn!

West Waterford Festival of Food

If you can’t make it to the festival RTE’s Nationwide programme will be filming here for Friday 12th’s episode so keep an eye out for Dungarvan Brewing Company as Mary and the crew will be filming here with us. Nationwide screens on RTE1 Friday at 7pm.

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Spring Seasonal

We are also still on course to start delivering our spring seasonal Mahon Falls Rye Pale Ale – we’ll post more later in the week as we start delivering!

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