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Introducing FREEBIRD White IPA

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Well we said that this year would see a number of seasonal launches to celebrate our 20th year birthday celebrations and we are continuing to deliver on that promise. Hot on the heels of ‘Opsession and Hop Adventure Aramis comes FREEBIRD white IPA, and we are sure this beer is worth celebrating.

In the spirit of letting the good times roll, we have also announced our sponsorship of the Blues, Roots and Brass Festival in the Camden Quarter, jointly hosted by Whelan’s and Opium Rooms, which will take place from 12th – 14th August.

Seamus O’Hara, our CEO and Founder recently commented on the partnership,

“O’Hara’s is delighted to support the Blues, Roots and Brass Festival this August, as an independent craft brewery we understand the drive to be pioneers in your field, and to do things a little bit different. The team at Whelan’s consistently work towards offering their customers high quality music and entertainment, they are an institution on the Irish music scene and deservedly so. I personally look forward to checking out some of this fantastic line-up, all the more so with a pint

Join us this Friday (27th) as we celebrate this partnership and grab the chance to meet our brewers for a first taste of FREEBIRD. For more information on the event check out http://www.whelanslive.com

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O’Hara’s Freebird White IPA

The brewing and hops:

Brewed with inspiration from both the Belgian wit and IPA styles, combining a Belgian yeast strain and additions of orange peel with IPA hop varieties, resulting in a very fruity and refreshing beer, perfect for Summer time.

The look:
Pale gold with a light haze and a frothy white head.

The smell:
Sweet orange and grapefruit dominate with some light peach, banana, and clove in the background.

The taste: 

An intense combination of orange juice and rind leads to a more delicate stone fruit aroma, as well as some spicy esters from the Belgian ale yeast to enhance and complement the hop flavour. The finish is long as the citrus from the hops become more pronounced.

The menu combo:

This beer ideally pairs with bold flavours such as spicy Mexican dishes and seafood.


Style: White IPA

ABV: 5.0%

IBUs: 40

PLATO: 12.5°

Best Served: 10

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