This Cork microbrewery took home 6 medals at the World Beer Awards

They even won a gold medal for Ireland’s best beer.

The team over at Rising Son’s Brewery have only gone and done it again at this years World Beer Awards, taking home a whopping six medals for their award-winning craft beer.

Since opening in 2014, Rising Sons has fast made a name for itself as one of Ireland’s leading microbreweries, and the brand now supplies their highly sought after beer to some of the best bars in Cork.

The crew took home an impressive six medals at the 2022 World Beer Awards, with the popular ‘Grainú Ale’ winning gold as Ireland’s best and another in its category. ‘Sunbeam lager’ achieved silver alongside the seasonal special ‘The Dark One’.

‘Handsum’ and ‘Changeling’ both brought home bronze, and these two new gold medals bring the total gold medal count for the brewery to 23 in 8 years, not too shabby!

The bar at Rising Sons

Speaking about the recent success, head brewer Shane Murphy praised his team, mentioning: “It’s an honour to see our beers getting recognition at this prestigious competition. We have a small but very dedicated team in the brewery that maintain the high standards, Kieran Foley deserves a special mention here!”

“As a home-brewer, before my time in Rising Sons I was constantly trying to brew a beer that Jacqui my wife would enjoy. This wasn’t easy as she preferred wine. Grainú Ale was the beer that won her heart and converted her to beer. The beer itself is a pretty classic European wheat beer, it’s cloudy with a fluffy mouthfeel.

It has distinct banana and clove flavours that are both derived from the yeast we use. It’s easy drinking and refreshing, perfect thirst quencher, summer or winter and pairs well with food.”

The popular Grainú Ale has previously won a Gold Medal in the International Beer Challenge and three others in the World beer awards, making it a five-time gold winner.

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