EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has joined forces with Urban Brewing to create a new limited edition beer. EPIC URBAN Brew is an International Pale Ale inspired by the journey of Irish people around the globe. The interactive museum is located next door to the brewery, bar and restaurant in the CHQ building in Dublin’s Docklands.
Mervyn Greene, Museum and Managing Director of EPIC, says: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with our neighbours in Urban Brewing to create a beer dedicated to the Irish emigration story that EPIC tells. We think it’s the first time a museum and brewery have worked together in Ireland, and it’s certainly a first for us.”
Over 10 million Irish people left the island over the centuries and the ingredients of EPIC URBAN Brew have been gathered from countries around the world to reflect the scale of that journey. The recipe includes: Irish barley, malt and wheat; Dublin water; English yeast; French and Belgian barley and wheat; hops from USA, Germany and France; and Lemon Verbena from Argentina.
Leo E. Vasileiou, Director of Urban Brewing, says: “We’re excited to unveil the latest in our series of limited edition beers. For us this beer combines Urban Brewing’s contemporary approach to beer making with Ireland’s rich brewing history. We spent a long time creating the right recipe which captures so many countries where the Irish travelled to.”
The beer’s summery character has been described by Urban’s brewer as having refreshing lemon green nuances, balanced with a spiced character from the rye malt, tropical and citrus flavours and aromas from the hops.
The beer is now available on draught at Urban Brewing. It also coincides with the launch of our new ticket, the EPIC and Urban Beer Paddle. This ticket includes entry to our museum, and afterwards to visit Urban Brewing and sample a range of their craft beers, brewed in-house in their microbrewery. The ticket costs €22.50 and is available for sale from our ticket desk, and online from Friday 20th July.