Five golds... one world class brewery rising to the challenge

Five golds... one world class brewery rising to the challenge

Saoirse McCabe and Cliona McCabe, brewery owners, Shane Murphy, head brewer; and Judy Wilkins, brewery manager the Rising Sons Brewery. Pic: Gerard McCarthy

CORK’S Rising Sons Brewery is celebrating five Gold Medals at the World Beer Awards as it continues to enjoy success in the booming craft beer sector. Three years in business, the brewery has now added to an array of awards picked up in 2015 and 2016.

They scooped the latest awards for their Midaza Irish Dry Stout, Changeling Pale Ale, Steeple American Amber, Redemption Irish Red and Mayhem Saison.

Changeling, Steeple, and Mayhem achieved even higher accolades by being Ireland country winners in their categories.

“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and we owe this in no small part to the loyal and fantastic consumers of our beer,” said Judy Wilkins, General Manager of the Rising Sons Brewery.

Local identity

Head brewer, Shane Murphy, and assistant brewer, Kieran Foley, say that they make a concerted effort to listen to their customers and are conscious of giving the beers a local identity.

Judy added: “Quality, consistency, and passion in our beers is our main focus. Five Gold Medals and three Country Winners at The World Beer Awards is an astonishing achievement.”

Rising Sons Brewery is an independent family owned microbrewery, located in the city centre.

Demand for craft beers products has been soaring in recent years, coming not only from the bar trade but also from restaurants and hotels, as consumers seek new tastes and drinking experiences.

Held in London, the World Beer Awards attracted more than 1,900 entries from 36 countries. Category winners were decided by the judging panel’s scoring after two rounds of blind tasting.

Brazil topped the charts at the 2017 awards, being crowned the World’s Best in 10 styles, and edging out traditional beer countries including Belgium, the USA and the UK.

Having celebrated three years in business, Cork’s Rising Sons Brewery are celebrated by their customers for producing top quality Lagers, Ales, and Stouts, and they have already picked up an array of awards in both 2015 and 2016. Just last week, they have been awarded an incredible five Gold Medals at The World Beer Awards for their Midaza Irish Dry Stout, Changeling Pale Ale, Steeple American Amber, Redemption Irish Red and Mayhem Saison. Indeed Changeling, Steeple, and Mayhem, achieved even higher accolades by being Ireland country winners in their categories.

“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and we owe this in no small part to the loyal and fantastic consumers of our beer” said Judy Wilkins, General Manager of the Rising Sons Brewery. Head Brewer, Shane Murphy, and Assistant Brewer Kieran Foley, say that they make a concerted effort to listen to their customers and are conscious of giving the beers a local identity, and a sense of themselves.

Rising Sons’ products have achieved incredible brand recognition, particularly in the Munster Region, and the team at Rising Sons work closely with both new and current customers. Judy continues “ quality consistency, and passion in our beers, is our main focus.

Five Gold Medals and three Country Winners at The World Beer Awards is an astonishing achievement. Demand for Rising Sons product comes, not only from the bar trade, but also from restaurants and hotels, showing that their approach of brewing both traditional, and contemporary beers, is a winning formula.

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