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Welcome to Connacht's oldest Brewery and the home of Irish Pale Ale
Located on the West Coast of Ireland, in the stunning surrounds of the Wild Atlantic Way

Discover our Award winning Artisan Beer range
the ORIGINAL and
first IRISH PALE ALE


Blas 2014 award
4.3

A fresh and zingy Pale Ale with a floral aroma. The biscuity malt flavours and citrus hops develop into a crisp dry finish. Perfect with barbecued meats, seafood and mature farmhouse cheeses.

available on DRAFT and
and BOTTLED 500ml

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our CLEAN and CRISP
refreshing AMBER LAGER


Blas 2016 award
4.3

Amber in colour, this is an extremely well balanced and refreshing lager. An initial sweetness and nuttiness is followed by a clean and crisp finish. Recommended with spicy foods, chicken, pizza or simply on its own.

available on DRAFT and
and BOTTLED 500ml

a SILKY SMOOTH
traditional IRISH STOUT


Blas 2015 award
4.5

A silky smooth dark beer with roasted malt flavours and a rich coffee aroma. Ideally matched with hearty meat dishes and hardcheeses or as an after dinner drink.

available on DRAFT and
and BOTTLED 500ml

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an INTENSELY FLAVOURED
traditional INDIA PALE ALE


World Beer Award
6.5

Brewed in the traditional style of an India Pale Ale, this beer is packed full of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Well suited to seafood, cured meats or dessert dishes.

available on DRAFT and
and BOTTLED 500ml

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The story of why we brew
we are an ARTISAN BREWERY
nestled in the stunning surrounds

of the WILD ATLANTIC WAY.

A pioneer of the modern craft beer movement, famous for its innovation and quality, Galway Hooker has developed a reputation as one of Ireland’s leading breweries.

Our ethos is to brew natural, full flavoured, high quality and preservative free beers. The results are beers that have received numerous awards, including Gold Medals at the Irish Food Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 – the only Irish brewery to have achieved this distinction.

“We consider beer to be like any other food: the fresher and less processed the better."

Established in 2006, Galway Hooker produced the original Irish Pale Ale - now the most popular style of craft beer in the country. We also produce a diverse range of core and seasonal beers both on draught and in bottle. We consider beer to be like any other food: the fresher and less processed the better. Our beers are therefore devoid of any preservatives and are brewed using only malt, hops yeast and water.

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Galway Hooker is Ireland’s third oldest independent brewery and the oldest existing brewery in Connacht. In 2014 the business expanded in to a new state of the art facility in Oranmore, making it one of Ireland’s largest and best equipped craft breweries. Our beers are named after the iconic traditional sailing boats used off the west coast of Ireland to transport cargo between the mainland and islands.

Aidan Murphy, Head Brewer, holds a Masters degree in Brewing and Distilling and is a qualified member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

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We named our beer after the traditional Irish fishing boats used on Galway Bay, the GALWAY HOOKER was designed for navigating the wild North Atlantic Ocean which relentlessly pounds the west coast of Ireland.

Designed originally as fishing craft these boats were used chiefly for carrying goods such as livestock, turf and more importantly beer across Galway Bay from Connemara and County Mayo to the Aran Islands and the Burren.

The GALWAY HOOKER is a vessel of strength, hand built by highly skilled craftsmen, in a tradition passed down through generations to ensure it stands the test of time.

Our beers are likewise known for there craftsmanship which imparts strength, flavour and its defined characteristics. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

“We are dedicated to the production of high quality, natural and full flavoured beers"

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Irish Stout

as WINTER CLOSES in…
and night outstretches day

Brewers tend to dust off the recipe books and reach for the warmth of dark roasted malts. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be any real logic to the idea that darker beers are somehow “warmer” than their paler cousins…

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Double IPA

batten down the hatches…
a
BREWING STORM is a coming

We are very excited to introduce our brand new 60 Knots India Pale Ale. Full of flavour and weighing in at 6.5% abv and 60 IBUs…

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Looking forward to seeing you all at
the
Cruinniu na mBad Festival…

We are very excited to introduce our brand new 60 Knots India Pale Ale. Full of flavour and weighing in at 6.5% abv and 60 IBUs…

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