THE DUBLIN CRAFT BEER CUP

The Dublin Craft Beer Cup is a competition, which allows craft brewers to showcase their brews to have them rated, tasted and analysed by an expert, international panel of judges. The 2017 winners is Saison Witbier of Hungary.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer, establishing the best examples of each. Entrants to the Dublin Craft Beer Cup are critiqued based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality. 

Head Judge Dr. Gearóid Cahill, a Brewmaster with almost 20 years’ experience commented “In the past, stout beers have reigned supreme in The Dublin Craft Beer Cup; we are now seeing the highest quality challenges from other beer types,” said Dr. Gearóid Cahill, head judge of The Dublin Craft Beer Cup and director of brewing science at Alltech. “It was nice to see a new, refreshing wheat beer take top prize this year.”

 A full list of the medal winners can be accessed here

DUBLIN CRAFT BEER CUP WINNER 2017

Horizont Saison Witbier, Horizont (Sörműves Kft)

Saison Witbier from Horizont of Hungary took home the top prize at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2017. The saison wheat beer, with its refreshing citrus aroma, was an overwhelming favourite with the 28 independent judges. 

A full list of medal winners can be found here

WINNERS OF THE DUBLIN CRAFT BEER AND CIDER CUP ANNOUNCED

Out of the 370 craft beers competing in The Dublin Craft Beer Cup, it was Saison Witbier from Horizont of Hungary that took home the top prize at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair. The saison wheat beer, with its refreshing citrus aroma, was an overwhelming favourite with the 28 independent judges. The Classic Pear Cider from McCashin’s Brewery of New Zealand also struck a chord with judges, particularly its perfect balance of sweetness and acidity and its impressive pear top notes, to win The Dublin Craft Cider Cup. 

A full list of medal winners can be found here

DUBLIN CRAFT CIDER CUP WINNER 2017

The Classic Pear Cider, McCashin's Brewery

The Classic Pear Cider from McCashin’s Brewery of New Zealand won The Alltech Craft Cider Cup 2017 with its perfect balance of sweetness and acidity and its impressive pear top notes. 

“We had some complex ciders with a range of fruit ingredients,” said Gearoid Cahill, head judge of The Dublin Craft Beer and Cider Cup. “The Irish cider producers impressed the independent judges with their overall quality; however, New Zealand swept the board with the only two gold medals, both awarded to McCashin’s Brewery.”

 A full list of medal winners can be found here.

THE DUBLIN CRAFT CIDER CUP

The 2017 Dublin Craft Cider Cup winner is The Classic Pear Cider from McCashin's Brewery of New Zealand. 

Head Judge, Dr. Gearóid Cahill, brewmaster, announced "There was an impressive range of ciders, spanning sweet, dry and even barrel-aged varieties."

"We also had some complex ciders with a range of fruit ingredients,” said Cahill. “The Irish cider producers impressed the independent judges with their overall quality; however, New Zealand swept the board with the only two gold medals, both awarded to McCashin’s Brewery.”

A full list of medal winners can be found here.