Dungarvan Brewing Company

Helvick Gold Blonde Ale

Helvick Gold Blonde Ale

A refreshing blonde ale generously hopped to give bitterness and aroma that packs a punch.

Our blonde ale is not a bland ale, there is a complexity at play here with a fruity aroma balanced by a hoppiness that makes it a slightly challenging but still quite easy to drink beer.

Helvick is a great summer’s day drink, perfect for cracking out at the barbeque. Enjoy at cellar temperature (8—14°C) or cooler for a great warm weather thirst quencher. It’s an excellent beer to pair with food and works particularly well with spicy food.

As with all our beers Helvick Gold contains a vitamin-rich yeast sediment in the bottle which is a by-product of the natural carbonation that occurs in the bottle. To pour a clear pint, pour out in one go and leave the last drop in the bottle. However, this is purely for aesthetic reasons and the sediment is absolutely fine to drink.

Beer Info
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.9%
Hops: Cascade, East Kent Goldings, Northern Brewer
IBUs: 41
Allergens: Contains Barley
Calories: 230 per 500ml

Food pairings: Good with spicy foods, or try it with seafood — the citrus of the cascade hops provides the perfect accompaniment to fish and shellfish without overpowering the flavours.

Cheese pairings: Pairs well with soft/semi soft cheeses as the hops balance out the delicate flavours while cutting through some of the creaminess without overpowering the cheese. You could also pair Helvick Gold with a stronger flavoured cheese such as a smoked cheese for more of a contrasting pairing.

Awards: World Beer Awards 2016 – Ireland’s Best Golden Ale

A world away from your typical tasteless lager, this is a really interesting thirst-quenching beer with an astringent very dry finish, very distinctive hoppy fruits and good length. Delicious. John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine 10th July 2010
All our beers are unfiltered, unpasteurised and brewed and bottled in Dungarvan with only natural ingredients. Wheat free, vegan friendly. Contains a harmless yeast sediment.

Located in the Gaeltacht area of An Rinn, just outside Dungarvan, Helvick Head marks the entrance to Dungarvan Bay.