Christmas has officially arrived at Urban Brewing in the Dublin Docklands, with the unveiling of their 12 Beers of Christmas.
Each week, in the run up to Christmas Urban Brewing will be putting a spotlight on two beers including new limited edition festive brews in their 12 Beers of Christmas.
The seasonally inspired tipples will start 25th November and include: Urban Brewing Marshmallow Root Stout, which has a big rich aroma that starts with sweetness and finishes with long lasting dryness. Urban Brewing Bierre De Noel, a spiced Belgin style character beer with cloves cinnamon and dried fruit notes, O’Hara’s Winter Star a spiced amber ale with cinnamon, orange zest and coconut and Urban Brewing Fest Bier a full and rich lager with a good balance of malt, sweetness and spice.
The 12 Beers of Christmas will also feature a host of firm favourites including; Urban Brewing White Lager, soft and dry for easy drinking, Urban Brewing Red IPA with a light malt profile and moderate hop character and Urban Brewing Kveik IPA that has a residual sweetness, is medium to full bodied with herbaceous notes.
Downstairs in Stack A Restaurant Head Chef Dan Keane has a treat in store with his Christmas Menus and has teamed up dishes that compliment the brews such as Haunch of Glenmalure Venison, Roast Root Vegetable, Pickled Girolles and Bitter Chocolate Jus which is recommended to be paired with the Urban Brewing Bierre De Noel; or how about Fermented Beetroot, Blackberry, Toasted Hazelnut and Seaweed Oil that compliments the Urban Brewing Red IPA, round it off with Caramelised White Chocolate Delice, Brownie Crumb, Orange and Tonka Gelato that works well alongside the Urban Brewing Szechuan Stout, which is spicy, rich and aromatic.
The 12 Beers of Christmas will be followed up with the return of Stack A Restaurant’s very special New Year’s Eve Beer Pairing Tasting Menu which promises a night of food, beer and celebration to welcome the next decade. Check out Stack A Restaurant social media for more details on New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Urban Brewing was established in 2017 by O’Hara’s Brewery, one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing and now one of the largest craft breweries in Ireland, and encompasses a fully-functional microbrewery, two bars and Stack A Restaurant which is located within the building’s underground vaults.
To keep up to date on the 12 Beers Of Christmas and Christmas Menus follow Urban Brewing on social @ubrewingdublin, and Stack A Restaurant on Facebook @stackarestaurant, Instagram @stack_a_restaurant and Twitter @stack_a_dublin.
The 12 Beers of Christmas and availability
O’Hara’s Winter Star
Urban Brewing Kveik IPA: Available now
Urban Brewing White Lager: Available now
Urban Brewing Red IPA: Available now
Urban Brewing Anti-Establishment IPA: 18th November
Urban Brewing Fest Bier: 18th / 25th November
Urban Brewing Marshmallow Root Stout: 25th November
Urban Wit: 2nd December
Urban Brewing Helles: 2nd December
Urban Brewing Yarrow Gruit: 2nd / 9th December
Urban Brewing Bierre De Noel: 9th / 16th December
Urban Brewing Belgian Pale Ale Meets Dubbel: 16th / 23rd December
Urban Brewing Szechuan Stout: 16th /23rd December
Some of the O’Hara’s range that may be offered as alternatives throughout the campaign:
O’Hara’s Nitro Red Ale
O’Hara’s Leann Follain Stour
O’Hara’s White Haze
Urban Brewing Tropical IPA: Available now
*Dates subject to change depending on brewing timelines
About Urban Brewing:
Urban Brewing was established in 2017 by O’Hara’s Brewery, one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing and now one of the largest craft breweries in Ireland. The Urban Brewing concept is unique and the first of its kind in Dublin. Urban Brewing encompasses, over three floors, a fully-functional microbrewery, two bars: Taps + Tapas and Vault Bar, and a 250-seater finer dining restaurant, Stack A Restaurant. Urban Brewing celebrates the rich history of the building, while also adding a contemporary urban twist. As well as a rotating selection of exclusive in-house brews and an extensive range from O’Hara’s, Urban Brewing has a beer selection extending to more than 200 different choices, including some of the most unique and limited edition beers in the world. While beer is at the heart of Urban Brewing, the team also prides itself on its impressive menu of wine, spirits and cocktails. At Urban Brewing you can also experience the world of brewing on a Brewery Tour where you will learn about recipes, techniques and flavour combinations, as well as how to create the perfect match of beer and food. Urban Brewing caters for groups of up to 600, corporate and Christmas parties, weddings, and a wide variety of events.
About Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing:
Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing is located in the underground vaults of the 200-year-old CHQ building, formerly known as ‘Stack A’, in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. An architectural masterpiece in its own right, Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing is a finer dining experience suited to both intimate small gatherings and large groups of up to 250 people. The layout of the vaults, each separated by centenary brick and stone walls, makes for an unrivalled atmosphere and setting. The restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu, as well as group menus which makes it the perfect venue for any occasion.
About Head Chef Dan Keane:
Dan Keane is the head chef at Urban Brewing with a style of food that emphasises quality Irish ingredients with global influences from his time travelling the world, with a particular passion for the social style of tapas. Dan has worked in award-winning kitchens in Ireland and abroad, bringing a vast knowledge of both Irish and international food. His love of local, seasonal ingredients, and his vast knowledge of international food have come together in Urban Brewing’s innovative menus, which complement their house brews to create a unique dining experience.