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Beer by Dead Centre

BACKGROUND

Dead Centre is not a faceless corporation…milking the beer industry for all it’s worth. Instead, it’s a one man band that relies on friends, family, colleagues and other breweries to create a product that we can truly be proud of.

INGREDIENTS

Fresh, flavoursome and (wherever possibly) local ingredients are what give our beer it’s character. Cutting corners here is not an option at Dead Centre Brewing. We believe you get out what you put in…so only the best goes in.

PROCESS

A hands on approach is how we know we can stand over every drop of beer that leaves the brewery. As attractive as sitting in a control room and pressing a button to let the computer do all the hard work for you is, it’s not how we work.

PACKAGING

Cans are the shit. They are light, easily recycled, quick to chill and most importantly protect the beer from both light-strike and oxygen. On top of all that, it means we get to hang with our buddies in Irish Craft Canning.

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THERE IS A STORY BEHIND EVERY BEER AT DEAD CENTRE BREWING

beers

MAROONED IPA

Our flagship beer, Marooned IPA, is a fruity, juicy ale on a base of Pale Malt, Red X and exceptional quality Oatmeal from Kilbeggan Organic Oats. This simple malt base delivers outstanding mouthfeel and gives the hops a perfect platform to shine. With huge Simcoe and Mosiac additions, the beer carries a wonderfully fresh orange zest character. Smelling and tasting incredible, Marooned still carries a kick. At a sessionable 5.5%, the beer features a classic IPA bitterness and finishes slightly dry.

LimiDEAD EDITION: SOURCECODE SESSION PALE ALE

At 4% ABV, our Spring Seasonal </sourcecode> is the perfect easy-drinker. Built on a base of Pale Malt with added CaraPils and Raw Barley for body, it’s hopped exclusively on new world hops including Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic and Cascade. A simple, clean fermenting yeast means the hops, subtle as they are, shine through this beer. The finish is round and bitterness levels are only high enough to make this a balanced session ale. It’s accessible, has been filtered so it’s beautifully clear and will be available from all good craft outlets.

SEEKING SUNSHINE PALE ALE

The sun has come out to play in Ireland, and so has our fresh summer seasonal beer…Seeking Sunshine. This one is far from dank and is all about light, zesty notes of tangerine, grapefruit and pithy citrus peel. A tried and tested malt base of Pale Malt, Oats and Wheat, make this a very easy drinker, providing a blank canvas for those bright, fruity hops to do what they’re meant to. With Citra and Amarillo and fermented out on US05, the beer carries a wonderfully fresh and fruity character. Pouring a hazy, golden yellow, Seeking Sunshine clocks in at 5% and is best enjoyed in the back garden on day when you should be in work. REMEMBER: Keep it cold, drink it fresh!

LimiDEAD EDITION: MOONDUST COFFEE PORTER

Our latest baby is something very special…and very limited. We’ve teamed up with our friends in Bell Lane Coffee Mullingar to bring you Moondust Coffee Porter. We’ve brewed a smooth, medium-bodied porter on a complex base of Pale Malt, Munich malt, Crystal Malt and Chocolate Malt. Clocking in at 5%, we’ve hopped this one with Magnum to bitter as well as Willamette and Chinook later in the boil. The real star of the show here is Bell Lane’s Moondust Espresso. It’s a blend of Sumatran, Colombian and Brazilian beans producing a strong flavour with a hint of chocolate and caramel on the finish.

LimiDEAD EDITION: THE OH NINE OH IPA

Produced in a very small batch and poured on keg exclusively at The O’Brien’s Wines, Craft Fair in Naas, Co. Kildare…this IPA came down to the wire! We wanted to be pouring a hoppy, juicy, monster at this event and left the brew-day as late as we possibly could to ensure freshness. We kegged this bad boy on the morning of the fair. Now THAT is fresh! On a base of Maris Otter, this New England American IPA features no bittering hops at all, but truck loads of whirlpool hops including Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria, El Dorado, Citra, Bravo and Centennial. Then it’s dry hopped on a ludicrous amount of Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Bravo and El Dorado with a geansai load of pineapple added for extra juiciness.

LimiDEAD EDITION: DISCO AIN'T DEAD

What is life if you can’t take the piss…even out of yourself! We’re turning our ‘magnificent unicorn princess’ up to eleven with this latest offering. A god-dam glitter beer! Why? Why not! This sleek, shiny, abomination is on a base of Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Wheat and Oats. We bittered with a tiny charge of Chinook and then used Citra and Amarillo in the whirlpool and as the dry hop. Fermented out on an unusual yeast for the style (K-97), we then bashed in the sparkles during packaging.

LimiDEAD EDITION: COLLABORATION WITH TROUBLE BREWING: PEACH OUT

Taking the ridiculous factor right up to 11…introducing Peach Out. An IPA brewed on a base of Stout Malt, Wheat Malt and Oats, this IPA is unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Peach and White Chocolate are the stars of the show with 10kg of Belgian White Chocolate added to the boil and 40kg of peach added to the fermenter along with cacao nibs and vanilla. It’s sweet, it’s out of left field and it’s going down a storm!

WIZARD OF THE SONIC

Go hard or go home! This Double IPA is a definite hat-tip to the old school. Brewed using a truck load of Pale Malt, Vienna Malt, Torrified Wheat and Crystal Malt, this 8.0% monster is full to the gills of Columbus, Citra and Mosaic hops. It’s unfiltered, a deep orange colour and drinks way too easy. For that reason, it’s available in our taproom in 1/2 pints only. Don’t drink more…drink better.

SHAM MATHS

We’re big fans of Amber Ale at Dead Centre Brewing, so when we decided to make a hoppy American Amber…we wanted to do it right…and that’s exactly what we did! A marriage of Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Chocolate Malt and Crystal Malt combine to form a beautifully full and sweet foundation for this deep copper ale that pours with a smooth, firm head. Simcoe and Centennial are the stars of the show on the hops front. Clocking in at 6.2%, Sham Maths is the perfect step up from our core IPA, Marooned.

SHORTHAND

We wanted to do something lush for our Christmas special in 2018…and this is it! Shorthand is a Chocolate Milk Stout brewed on our pilot kit. Shorthand is infused with cacao nibs from the exceptional Kilbeggan Handmade Chocolate in Co. Westmeath. It is a sweet, deep stout clocking in at 5.7%. It’s brewed on Pale Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Brown Malt, Crystal Malt and Oats.

our-team
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Liam Tutty

Founder

The founder at Dead Centre Brewing and General Manager in Athlone.

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Paudie Sweeney

Operations Manager

The man that takes care of business in our bar, brewery and on our tours too.

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Leo Flanagan

Pizza Chef

The guy who sets your taste buds on fire! The boss @ dcKitchen, our artisan pizza outlet.

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