Malt
I hopped in the van for a trip to Cork on Monday. MCI or Malting Company of Ireland was the destination. These are the guys who take our Kilkenny grown Barley and malt it so we can use it for brewing. For those of you in the know about Barley we use the variety Propino. As you may also know only the finest grade barley is malted for use in brewing. We have done extensive taste and brewing tests with…

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12 Pubs of Christmas It’s become a ‘Rite of Passage’ for the Christmas reveller these days. A monstrous feed at lunch time is coupled with a questionable Christmas Jumper and you’re ready for your annual 12 pubs of Christmas. It’s 12 pubs and not 12 pints, thankfully, as 12 pints is usually too much for even the most seasoned beer gut, so there’s no shame in trying a few halves along the way. Check out the Costello’s route below. The Costello’s…

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Savour This

22 Oct 2016 Events
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The annual Kilkenny food festival ‘Savour Kilkenny’ is celebrating its 10th year. I remember its first year all too well and an episode with a 'trout van' and table in the Market Yard. It’s grown substantially since then and is now one of the premier food festivals in the country. Make sure you’re in Kilkenny this weekend. We made our first appearance at Savour in 2013 and are back for our 3rd year this year. We’ve lined up a number…

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head-brewer-q
Have you got what it takes to be Costellos Head Brewer Our Mission Costellos are all about the craft, we started this brewing company to ensure the craft of brewing thrives in our city. We need our brewers as much as we need our butchers, bakers and candlestick makers, or maybe even more... Our core values guide everything we do. Local is Best – A sustainable Kilkenny economy. Quality is Everything – Our customers deserve nothing less. Integrity – To…

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Welcome
Oh the week that was #KKCBF16. What a week for the crew here at Costellos. Whilst getting the day jobs (brewing Costellos) done we also had to organise a week long beer festival in Kilkenny. Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival is the only week long beer festival in Ireland and unique in many other ways too. But it all takes a load of planning and hours of hard work, painting, chalkboard writing, decorating, and of course brewing. We kicked off the…

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#Kilkenny #BeerGardens #Costellos
At Costellos we love Beer Gardens. Why you ask, well it’s because 1 of us Loves Beer and the other Loves Gardens. You could say they are a combination of our passions. Check out our recommendations for the best beer gardens in Kilkenny. Bridies bar and general store The ultimate in relaxed elegance, unwind or bathe in the sun in the surrounds of the Victorian style bus shelters and the Walled Garden. Pumphouse Everyone’s favourite party garden, it has hosted…

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'Tis the season to be jolly.... and wear a silly jumper, visit a dozen pubs in one session, which is about ten more than a normal night out. While there may have been a sameness about Christmas past, Christmas present is very much a movable feast... pardon the pun.To celebrate our website's first Christmas we've created the Costellos Xmas eBook to help add some variety and spice to your holiday season. The topics we cover are... Christmas Dinner – You’ve tried the grape,…

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christmas dinner costellos
On a typical Christmas Day beer usually plays second fiddle to wine. We're here to let you know how you can have Christmas dinner Costellos style. A typical Irish Christmas day usually involves a few beers in the afternoon and a couple of glasses of wine to accompany the turkey. Some adventurous folk might even pair a few wines with the many courses enjoyed on the 25th. Anyone ever had a dessert wine? I have and it was not what…

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Surviving the Festive Season Christmas is the time for parties. You can’t miss them. You don’t want to miss them, even if they are all lined up one day after another. Remember, its a marathon not sprint. They nearly all involve a Christmas tipple and even the most unlikely of event can turn into a session if you’re not careful. ‘Survive’ should not be your aspiration, you want to ‘Thrive’ in the seasonal festivities as they come but once a…

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recipe with costellos
A Recipe with Costellos At Costellos we’re big fans of the street food from Podge at The Bula Bus. So we teamed up to create a festive recipe with Costellos that you can all knock up at home or just come into The Bula Bus @ Billy Byrnes and enjoy it on a night out. Check it out below and let us know how you get on. Why not take a picture of the finished product and share it with us…

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