Championing Irish Craft Beer at CBR 2019

At the 2019 edition of Craft Beer Rising, Crisp Malt and Geterbrewed are bringing a crop of Irish brewers and beers to the festival for the very first time.

Crisp’s Colin Johnston explains the rationale for the project.

‘We started working with Geterbrewed in early 2017 and when we entered the Irish market we didn’t know what to expect in terms of the number of brewers or the types of beer being produced. Over a series of trips touring around Ireland with Jonathan, we have tasted some fantastic beers and we’ve met a lot of very passionate and dedicated brewers who are growing a grassroots market in Ireland. Many of these beers don’t ever make it over the Irish Sea so we wanted to showcase them to the punters at CBR, some of which have been made specifically for the festival.’

‘We’ve known the team at CBR for a few years now and have always been keen to get involved to show our support for the industry and with Geterbrewed on board, this seemed like the perfect opportunity.’

Colin explains why working with Geterbrewed has been good for business.

‘We partnered with Geterbrewed because we share a lot in common. Ultimately, we both want to provide the best possible service for brewers in Ireland, supplying great malt, fantastic customer service and expert customer support from Jonathan in Ireland and ourselves in the UK. We’re proud to now be working with almost 50 brewers in the north and south of Ireland through Geterbrewed and hope to continue to grow as craft beer takes off in Ireland.

Geterbrewed’s Jonathan Mitchell says;

‘I’m super passionate about this industry and I genuinely want to see the Irish craft beer market grow, we have some incredibly talented brewers in Ireland and I am proud of what they are achieving especially in the backdrop of the difficult licensing issues and distribution blocks with bar tap ties. I have a passionate team behind me who provide the best customer service, full technical support and I have carefully partnered with the best in the industry globally to provide the finest ingredients you can trust. We run a one stop craft brewing ingredient shop in Ireland supplying the home-brew and craft brewing community, we build lasting relationships with our brewers and are focused on progressing the education of brewers in Ireland, I really value the faith my customers put in me. We are a small independent family run business and put great value on the relationships we have with our customers; we now work with some of the largest brewers in Ireland. The Irish Craft Beer Scene has only started, I’m excited for what lies ahead…wait till you taste the quality of beer pouring at our stand at CBR.’

The breweries that will be attending the Crisp/Geterbrewed stand are:

  • Rascals Brewing Company
  • Hilden Brewery
  • Hillstown Brewery
  • O’Brother Brewery
  • Rye River Brewing Company
  • Boyne Brewhouse

So why not come along, meet us and try some fantastic beers! We can’t wait to see you there!