Rye River Brewing Company triumphs at World Beer Awards 2018

Rye River Brewing Company is the most-awarded brewery in Europe

Kildare outfit the Rye River brewing company has won a roundly impressive 19 prizes at the World Beer Awards 2018, making it the most successful brewery of its type in Europe - no mean feat!


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24 August 2018

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Recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries,

The Rye River Brewing Company of Celbridge Co. Kildare, has won 19 awards at the prestigious World Beer Awards 2018, making it the most-awarded brewery in Europe. Among the awards Rye River took home were Best Double IPA for McGargles Dan’s Double IPA, Best Kölsch style for Grafters Kölsch and Best Classic Style Pilsner for Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager.

The World Beer Awards are internationally recognised and celebrate the best of beer across the globe. Over 2,000 beers from thirty countries were adjudicated by an expert panel of judges to determine the winners. The Celbridge brewery held its own when judged alongside international heavy-weight, Boston Beer Company which produces the renowned Samuel Adams, proving Rye River a trailblazer for independent craft breweries across the globe.

Co-founder and Managing Director Tom Cronin said the team at Rye River is delighted at the wins. “We are thrilled to have our passion for quality craft beer and innovation recognised on an international level,” he said. “Our success in the World Beer Awards make us determined to continue creating great tasting, quality beer.”

2018 has already been an extremely successful year for the brewery. In April, Rye River Brewing Company picked up three medals at the Frankfurt International Trophy, a further twelve medals at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair in March and eight Great Taste Awards.


Rye River Brewing Company Awards:

Style Winners:

IPA Imperial/Double:  McGargles Dan’s Double IPA

Pale Beer Kölsch: Grafters Kölsch Style

Lager Classic Pilsner: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager


Country Winners:

American-Style Brown Ale: The Crafty Brewing Company American Style Brown Ale

American-Style IPA: McGargles Francis’ Big Bangin IPA

Imperial/Double IPA: McGargles Dan’s Double IPA

Session IPA: McGargles Darragh’s Session IPA

Lager-Classic Pilsner: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager

Wheat Beer: The Crafty Brewing Company American Style Pale Wheat Ale

Belgian-Style Ale: Solas Hops & Grains Belgian Wit

Porter: Solas Hops & Grains Brown Porter

Kölsch: Grafters Kölsch Style



Gold Medal: Rye River Seasonal Miami J IPA

Gold Medal: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Stout

Gold Medal: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish IPA

Gold Medal: McGargles Frank’s Lager

Gold Medal: Grafters Pale Ale

Silver Medal: McGargles Sean’s Export Stout

Silver Medal: Grafters IPA




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