Porterhouse Brew Co announces plans to unveil 4 new canned IPAs throughout 2019
Independent, family owned Irish craft brewer, Porterhouse Brew Co is scheduled to release four new canned IPAs throughout 2019 alongside the release of its first Milkshake IPA, which will be available on draught. Following the launch of its new state of the art brewery which opened in Glasnevin, Dublin in 2018, the Irish craft brewer is expanding its portfolio of award-winning stouts and porters (its Plain Porter has won World’s Best Stout. Twice) to introduce a wider variety of seasonal brews and IPAs in response to the rising demand, both domestically as well as across Europe and the international markets.
With a team that combines the expertise and knowledge acquired over the last two decades since the brand’s fruition (produced within Dublin’s first brew pub) with the creativity and insight of its next generation of partners and brewers, the new brewery is serving as a hub of innovation and increased experimentation. The result is an exploration into IPAs and 2019 will see the widening of its offering, commencing with the launch of a new canned Yippy IPA, followed by four further IPA releases scheduled throughout Summer 2019.
As conscientious brewers, the new brewery has facilitated various environmental initiatives, allowing for more sustainable brewing. The spent grain is reused as cattle feed by a local south Dublin farm, the spent hops are collected and used for composting, and its new brewing equipment has been designed to be energy efficient (e.g. heat exchangers reclaiming energy in the form of heat, extensive insulation to the refrigeration system.) The brewery is also a verified member of Origin Green, a Bord Bia initiative enabling Ireland’s food/drink industry to set and achieve sustainable food/drink production.
Elliot Hughes, aged 25 (son of the late Oliver Hughes, an original founder of Porterhouse Brew Co) and the youngest Partner at Porterhouse Brew Co comments: “Those who are familiar with our beers really like what we stand for, which has always and continues to be, quality and honesty. They like the fact that we are an independent, Irish-owned, family-run company brewing all our beer in Dublin. Consistent, quality beer is what Porterhouse Brew Co has become synonymous for, and we continue to deliver on that expectation. However, innovation and the rise of the conscientious consumer are fundamental considerations we’re putting into practice to ensure our beer appeals to new generations and a wider audience of beer drinkers. We’re continuing to pioneer the Irish craft beer revolution and our broader portfolio of IPAs in the pipeline is just the start.”
The new generation of beer drinkers are always looking for something new and different and it’s up to us to strive to give it to them. We believe in our concepts and are passionate about creating new and diverse experiences, not for the sake of it, but because we trust people will actually enjoy them.”
Peter Mosley, Head Brewer and Director at Porterhouse Brew Co comments, “Since we began brewing, we have managed to remain true to our original values of honesty, independence and our commitment to quality. The investment into our new brewery’s state of the art equipment allows for us to monitor that quality using various quality assurance systems such as Analytical Chemistry (samples checked for ABV, colour, bitterness, pH, sugar content, turbidity, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide levels) Micro Analysis (beer samples and brewing yeast culture routinely checked for presence of beer spoilage microbes and or wild yeast) and Water Testing (brewing liquor tested for hardness and chlorine levels.) Of course, we also use the traditional process of Taste Testing and sample our beers at all stages of production for the detection of off flavor and aroma.”
The Porterhouse Brew Co has long been a ground-breaking innovator of Irish brewing. The independent, family run company was established in response to the bland and mass-produced beers from multinational companies, which dominated the Irish market in the 1990s. In 1996 they opened Dublin’s first brewpub, The Porterhouse in Temple Bar, and in 2017 Porterhouse Brew Co launched as a brand internationally.