The South Main Ale Trail!

Posted on May 22, 2015

beerNo rest for the wicked, as they say. We are just back after a wonderful time at Ballymaloe for Litfest last weekend, and we’re off to Wexford this weekend for a  craft beer session experience as part of the Wexford Food Festival. Luckily there’s just about enough time in between to brew, package, deliver and press on with the never-ending brewhouse upgrade :-) So this weekend, The Sky and the Ground and Simon Lambert & Sons  have teamed up to launch “The South Main Ale Trail” – Wexford’s first craft beer trail on Sunday 24 May 2015.

The trail will take beer lovers to both establishments where they will get a chance to sample some of the finest Irish beer that is currently on offer by some of the biggest names in the Irish craft beer industry. They’ve kindly let us join in, and we’ll be bringing some beery treats along (imagine!) including Windjammer and dry-hopped Pale Ale on cask. You may also see @metalman_tim and @metalman_gra wandering around, sampling the foodie delights and sipping a beer…or two….or three…

The €10 ticket will afford you a sample of three craft beers and a commemorative South Main Ale Trail half pint glass. See you there 😉

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Litfest

Posted on May 7, 2015

litfestlogoThe Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is back for its third year from the 15th – 17th of May. Since its inaugural year in 2013, Litfest has become a firm instalment in the festival calendar for foodies, literary folks and well, everyone really! It’s a weekend filled with all the things which make the heart happy – great food, delicious beer and wine, intriguing stories, interesting talks and plenty of music and culture. The festival will feature speakers from near and far,  a full breakdown of events can be found here and a lot of it needs to be booked in advance so check it out sooner rather than later. Metalman Brewing will be there in beery force as usual to make sure no-one goes thirsty. (We’re good like that.) We’ll be bringing along some Equinox, Pale Ale, and Windjammer (yes, you read that right – Windjammer is back for 2015 in all its amber glory – huzzah!) See you there!

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Metalman Goes North!

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

winemarkThere’s been a lot of growing up going on around these parts in the past number of months – getting a canning line and launching our cans, upgrading the brewhouse, hiring a Quality Overload (which necessitated further capital investment in a second coffee machine)…we struggle to keep up with what’s going on ourselves sometimes! And as if that wasn’t enough, our little Pale Ale cans have grown up so quickly, they’ve already flown the nest. (Cue wiping of parental tear from eye, sniff!). They’ve gone all the way to Northern Ireland and are now available through the nice peeps at Winemark.  We think it’s pretty cool that the beer we brew here in Waterford is now available to all over our little island :-) But never being satisfied, we’re working hard to make it even more widely available…more to come in the next few months if all goes well!

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