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Beerista: A round-up of the latest new Irish craft beer releases for spring

Sweet mention from Sorcha (Irish Times) Among a few other new spring releases to look out for over the month is Black Donkey’s TKO. This is the Roscommon brewery’s first foray into the IPA style. Citrus hops With plenty of pine and citrus hops, it’s a traditional US-style IPA and is described by brewer Richard Siberry as “a trip back to the…

Black Donkey – Bottling passion in Ballinlough – Roscommon People December 2016

Lovely visit from the Roscommon People December 21, 2016                Written by Dan Dooner http://www.roscommonpeople.ie/lifestyle/51-lifestyle/black-donkey-bottling-passion-in-ballinlough Last Monday, I reluctantly left the excitement of the office behind and made my way to Black Donkey Brewery in Ballinlough with photographer, Andrew Fox. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it! We were met at the brewery by owner, Richard Siberry, and brew expert, Glenn Reid. “This…

Irish Times Saturday 10th September – Black Donkey included in 7 beers to try RDS Craft Beer Festival

Off to the Irish Craft Beer Festival? There are 7 beers you should try while there 7 beers to try There’s a massive selection of Irish, and some international, beers being served up this weekend – Beerista recommends keeping an eye out for these quality offerings, including : Black Donkey: Blackberry Sheep Stealer I’m a fan of this Roscommon brewery’s Saison, which…

Beerista: The after-work pint – The Irish Times August 6th 2016

Beerista: The after-work pint Having a beer after a long day, or week, is one of life’s simple pleasures. In Germany they even have a word for it – the “feierabendbier” is the beer you drink to celebrate when you get off work. It could be the only beer of the evening, or the one to kick off your weekend – either…

Tis the Season for Saisons – Leinster Leader August 2015

Beer of the week ………… There's @BlackDonkeyBeer featuring in this wks @leinsleadernews beer with @missjudithboyle pic.twitter.com/vJ0i8QOHPB — Susan Boyle (@miss_susanboyle) August 4, 2015

John Wilson – Irish Times Review Friday 7th August 2015

Take it home: an Irish farmhouse ale and a Portuguese wine Each week John Wilson selects a great wine and a great beer to try right now. This week: Black Donkey Brewing Sheep Stealer Irish Farmhouse Ale and Dom Rafael 2012 Black Donkey Brewing Sheep Stealer Irish Farmhouse Ale 5.6% €3.39 for a 500ml bottle. Black Donkey Brewing is based in  Ballinlough,…

Irish Independent 28th Feb 2015 – Top 10 Irish Craft Beers

Sheep Stealer made it onto the list of Top Ten Irish Craft Beers http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/crafty-drinkers-craft-beers-are-flourishing-and-theyre-not-just-for-boys-31021234.html Imagine a world in which every restaurant served the same three unimaginative meals. From Limerick to Leitrim to Letterkenny, no matter where you travelled, you found the same offerings – albeit some with slightly different names – that you consumed, almost without thinking, because nothing else was on offer….

Roscommon Herald, September 2014

Great article in The Roscommon Herald http://www.roscommonherald.ie/2014/09/17/black-donkey-brewing-aiming-tap-growing-craft-beer-market/  HAVING LIVED and worked in New York for twenty years, coming back to County Roscommon to open a craft brewery is a dream come true for a Castlerea woman and her husband. Michaela Dillon and her husband Richard Siberry have opened Black Donkey Brewing, a craft beer brewery located in Ballinlough and their brew has…

Irish Newspaper Article c1847

SHEEP – STEALING EXTRAORDINARY During the famine of 1847 and when nightly depredations were rife in this country, a man living in Coolcarney, a distance of three or four miles from this town, was, after a long vigilance on the part of the sufferers, caught in the act of sheep-stealing, for which he was afterwards transported. It was then considered that the…

Irish Times Sept 2014

  Irish craft beer market on course for sales of more than €15m Booming sector has almost tripled in size since 2011 as customers seek more choice The Irish craft beer industry is on course for sales of more than €15 million in 2014 with sales increasing by 50 per cent this year alone. A report, which will be published next week,…