Cans Ahoy!

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

Our new cans have been printed at last, hurrah! Grainne and Tim visited Rexam last week to finalise colours and print, and the latest additions to the range – Equinox and Heatsink – are due to arrive at the brewery on Monday. All 18 pallets of them. (Gulp.) We are just hoping that there is a higher power somewhere who knows where on earth we’re going to put them. All the more reason to fill them, pack them and drink ship them as fast as we “can”! (Completely intentional dodgy pun alert. We just can’t get enough of them. Oops, there we go again!)

For those who haven’t tried either beer yet, Equinox is a refreshing wheat lager with citrus notes and a light dry finish – delightfully quaffable! Orange and lemon peel are added to the brew kettle for that burst of citrus, along with some coriander to give a hint of spice on the finish. On the other end of the scale, Heatsink is a decadent smoked porter brewed with beech-smoked German malt and a dash of Cayenne pepper in the kettle, delivering layers of cocoa and smoked flavours with just the right touch of chilli warmth at the end.

Getting thirsty yet?

new cans metalman pale ale equinox wheat lager heat sink porter

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So you’re off to a festival….

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

….are you sure you’re ready?!metalman beer festival packs cans koozie t-shirt frisbee



Cowboy hat…….check!

Festival-friendly beer in cans……. Uhhhhhh…

No need to panic! We are now taking orders for our Festival Essentials Packs. You’ll wonder how you ever went to a festival without one! Ideal for sharing with festival mates, the configurable pack includes beer, our limited edition festival T-shirt and other goodies to add to your festival experience this summer :-)

So what’s the damage? Well our minimum sale quantity of beer from the brewery is 3 trays of 24 cans, so that’s what we have to start with. Choose from the following :


Built for 2, after all there’s no point in sharing *too* much! Contains 3 trays of beer, 2 t-shirts, 2 can koozies, a frisbee and the essentials (2 packs of baby wipes and 2 packs of earplugs!) comes to €185, or €95 each.


Grab two of your friends and 3 of everything else! (bar the frisbee, we’re running a little low!) – €195, or €65 each.


The more the merrier! 4 of everything (bar the frisbee again!) €250, or €62.50 each.


metalman festival t-shirt

Great! So what do I do?

Collection from Metalman Brewing, Unit 14 Tycor Business Centre, Waterford, but shipping can be arranged – just send us a mail to for more details :) We’re also flexible on the t-shirts if you want to mix and match them up from our regular t-shirt range as well.

Welcome to summer people!


*Ladies sizes:  S 8/10, M 10/12, L 12/14
Gents sizes/Chest (to fit): S 34/36, M 38/40, L 42/44, XL 46/48, XXL 50/52
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Bloom in the Park!

Posted on May 27, 2015

Bloom logo I’m sorry, what? It’s been a whole year since we were at Bloom? Well time just flies when you’re drinking making beer. Festival season is upon us once more, and with so much happening at Metalman HQ, it’s nice to get out of the brewery to pour beer at our favourite events. We might see our way to eating/drinking our fill at the same time… be rude not to!

Bord Bia’s Bloom will be taking place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 28th May until Monday 1st June. The weather was (mostly) kind last year, but even if it’s not as kind this year, you can come visit us and enjoy a tipple or two in the lovely rain-proof Bloom Inn. (What would festival season in Ireland be without tents and marquees?)

Most of the Metalman team will be making an appearance at various stages over the whole weekend to keep your thirst at bay, and we’re even road-testing our new festival bar, expertly built earlier this week by Dave… he certainly puts the ‘craft’ into hand-crafted. (So he fits right in here at Metalman obviously! Workbench made from the crate of our canning line, anyone?)

We’ll be pouring 4 different beers (Pale ale, Equinox, Windjammer and Heatsink – all climates catered for) so there’s plenty of choice. We’ll have cans of pale ale to take away as well for that long thirsty trek back through the Phoenix Park* 😉 If you’d like to join in the fun, you can purchase tickets here. Be sure to come say hi! (And please tell Dave you think his newly built bar is awesome!)

*Please note : In no way, shape or form are we condoning drinking cans of beer while walking the long thirsty trek back from Bloom through the Phoenix Park, that would be irresponsible of us, and it’s probably illegal so you definitely shouldn’t do it etc etc etc.


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