Eight Degrees Brewing: the path to a pint


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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14 Responses

  1. Kristin says:

    A BIG congrats to all of you, can’t wait to have my first taste at Bloom! x

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Kristin! We’re thrilled to finally have it out there. Now, if we just had a few more fermenters then we could make more than one brew at a time…

  2. Joanne says:

    Best of luck to 8 degrees et al! Love the logo!

  3. Martin Dwyer says:

    Sounds good , where are you going to sell it ?

    • Caroline says:

      Everywhere we can, Martin! The lads are still working on getting the bottling line up and running but things are going to get really interesting when that’s going.

  4. Roisin says:

    Thats sounds so exciting! Can’t wait to taste it. Congrats to all involved.

    • Caroline says:

      Thanks Roisin – it’s been a long, long road! Do you remember me giving out about the Husband making homebrew when we were in Urru?!

  5. avey says:

    Great news, def a market for this! Best of luck with it.

    • Caroline says:

      Times have really changed – for the best! From the dearth of drinkable beer when we came back from NZ in 2008 to the great range of microbreweries about at the moment, it’s good to see such an appreciation for what we’re all trying to do.

  6. Angela says:

    This sounds as if we will have to change our drinking habits around here! Congrats and best wishes

  1. February 6, 2014

    […] Caroline blames New Zealand. After all, if she hadn’t lived there, it might have been a very long time before she realised just how good beer and food can be together. Or if the Husband hadn’t been from NZ and had a yearning for the beer of his homeland, maybe he wouldn’t have started brewing his own. After all, homebrewing can lead you in very strange directions. One direction she really didn’t expect as she negotiated her way through the mess in the kitchen was that the Husband and the Aussie would go into business together and set up their own brewery. […]

  2. April 8, 2019

    […] 2011, a Kiwi and an Aussie brewed their first beer in Mitchelstown and launched Eight Degrees Brewing. The Kiwi is my partner, the Aussie a good friend. At the time, […]

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