Yel­low­Belly Beer toast land­mark year with the launch of a new dark red ale

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

THIS year con­tin­ues to be a land­mark year for Wex­ford brew­ery Yel­low­Belly Beer.

Be­gin­ning with the open­ing of their new 10,000 sq. ft. fa­cil­ity in Jan­uary, 2017 has al­ready seen the in­stal­la­tion of a new 6000L brew­house, once owned by craft beer le­gends BrewDog; the ad­di­tion of a state-of-the-art Wild Goose can­ning line; a UK-wide tap takeover event on St Pa­tricks Day; and the com­mence­ment of Yel­low­Belly Beer exports to North­ern Ire­land, UK and Italy.

Now, the fruit of their labour is re­ceiv­ing international ac­claim, with the in­clu­sion of their ‘Ci­tra Pale Ale’ in a new ‘bookazine’ called ‘Craft Beer: 365 Best Beers in the World’.

Writ­ten by UK Beer Ex­perts Chris Hall, Matthew Cur­tis and Claire Bullen, it trawls the world of craft beer to bring its read­ers the very best, with one such beer be­long­ing to some very happy brew­ers in Wex­ford. ‘Ci­tra Pale Ale’ is one of Yel­low­Belly Beer’s flag­ship range and is cur­rently widely avail­able across mul­ti­ple bars and off-li­cences in Ire­land and UK.

De­spite the ac­co­lade it’s business as usual at Yel­low­Belly Beer HQ . Head Brewer De­clan Nixon cur­rently keeps to his sched­ule of re­leas­ing one new small batch beer per week and one new lim­ited edi­tion 330ml can per month, con­tin­u­ously evolv­ing their prod­uct range and of­fer­ing beer con­sumers some­thing new.

November sees the launch of their lat­est of­fer­ing - ‘Red Noir’ which is a full bod­ied dark red ale. The flavour is all choco­late and for­est fruits with a hint of lemon sher­bet at the end. This is a deca­dent red ale, and cer­tainly en­com­passes char­ac­ter traits that are sure to sat­isfy both stout and red ale regulars, as well as craft beer en­thu­si­asts.

Cre­ative Di­rec­tor Paul Reck also breaks from tra­di­tion by bring­ing a new char­ac­ter to the fore on the la­bel, plucked from his ever ex­pand­ing Yel­low­Belly Comic Book Uni­verse. Co­de­named ‘Red’, this ass-kick­ing brewer from an­other di­men­sion, is lead­ing a rev­o­lu­tion and work­ing along­side Yel­low­Belly to take down the evil brew­ers of H-Corp and dis­cover new recipes for great beers.

‘Red Noir hits off-li­cences and taps na­tion­wide this week. Log onto www.yel­low­belly­beer.ie to find lo­ca­tions and down­load the Red Noir pre­quel story comic book for free.

The new Red Noir ale which is the lat­est of­fer­ing from Yel­low­Belly.

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