Independent By Nature

At Wicklow Wolf, our mission is to brew exceptional beers without compromise and with true passion. Independently brewed for independent minds. We are locally rooted and at one with nature, brewing beers in a sustainable way.

In 2022 we at Wicklow Wolf have taken our commitment to sustainability one step further, we have commissioned the installation of over 120Kw of solar panels, covering the entirety of our 17,000 sq ft brewery roof. To find out more, follow the link below!

Locavore Autumn 2022 is a complex, full bodied, uncompromising barleywine that pours a viscous, burnt orange in appearance. On the palate it is full of honey, burnt toffee, rich caramel, candied citrus, marmalade and dried fruits, rounding off with the dry tannic finish of a dessert wine, making this decadent beer incredibly moreish.  #IndependentByNature
The 6 hour boil.  Small batch, local, experimental beers that champion the Wicklow terroir – these are the key philosophies behind The Locavore Project and Locavore Autumn 2022 is a brilliant example of this.  Brewing a Barleywine with 100% of our own barley did not come without its challenges. Brewed with 50% Pale Malt and 50% Munich Malt, the challenge was that Barleywine’s typically use crystal malts and caramel malts to get the colour and sweetness and depth of malt character, but we only had two lightly kilned malts with not much colour or flavour.  We overcame this challenge by introducing a 6 hour boil of the wort. Our Head Brewer, Andrew Hamilton describes “It's all about concentration, concentrating the gravity, colour, sugars and flavour while developing new flavours through caramelisation from the Maillard reaction”.  We are incredibly proud of Locavore Autumn 2022, it is a real showcase of the hard work put into the beer by our brewers, the flavours of Wicklow imparted on the beer and everything that the Locavore Project showcases.  
Find out more on the brew at the link in our bio. 

  Available now in all good independent off licences and at the Wicklow Wolf Taproom. 

Marking our third seasonal release of the year, Locavore Autumn 2022 is a beer that champions the Wicklow terroir. A Barrel Aged Irish Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months and brewed using our very own malted barley.  Releasing into the wild this week.  #IndependentByNature
Sirius Black IPA is generously double dry hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Strata to provide flavours and aromas of passion fruit, citrus orange and an earthy pine bitterness.  The robust malt bill provides a dark opaque appearance and a backbone of milk chocolate, coffee and roast malt flavours.  Releasing into the wild next week.  #IndepedentByNature
Introducing the latest edition of our Endangered Species series, ‘Sirius’ Black IPA. A magical Black IPA, Sirius was brewed with a robust malt bill and double dry hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Strata.  Releasing into the wild next week.  #IndependentByNature
Here's to four years of Pointy Shoes. 
Have you managed to keep any?  #IndependentByNature
We are hiring!  We have an exciting opportunity to join the Wicklow Wolf pack. Due to the continued growth of our business, we are looking to add a Packaging Brewer to the Wicklow Wolf Pack.  Follow the link in our bio for more information on the job and where to apply:
Celebrating our 8th Birthday, Pointy Shoes 2022 is a labour of love. Following 12 months in bourbon barrels, the beer is sampled and hand selected by our brewing team.  Expect bourbon notes of Oak and Vanilla, complimented by chocolate and coffee.  Click the link in our bio to find out the process and story behind the beer.  #IndependentByNature #PointyShoes #EndangeredSpecies #ImperialStout
Pointy Shoes 2022 has been released into the wild in very limited amounts of just 3,500 cans. Make sure to check your local independent off licence to get your hands on this year's edition of our birthday beer.  #IndependentByNature
Introducing Pointy Shoes 2022, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, aged in Bourbon barrels for 12 months and brewed to celebrate our 8th birthday. Expect smooth bourbon notes of oak, vanilla , complimented with coffee and chocolate from the malt bill.  Releasing into the wild next week.  #IndependentByNature
A full flavoured, Imperial Stout brewed to celebrate our 8th birthday, Pointy Shoes 2022 is almost ready to be released into the wild after slowly maturing and ageing over the past 12 months in specially selected bourbon barrels.  #IndependentByNature
It is nearly our 8th Birthday, that can only mean one thing - it is nearly Pointy Shoes time.  #IndependentByNature
Join us at 6pm this Friday at Pluck's Pub in Kilmacanogue for a guided run up the Great Sugarloaf.  At 300m elevation and 7.4km in distance, a walking / running group will leave at 6:15pm while a running group will leave at 6:30pm  #IndependentByNature #RunningClub
It's Friday and we'll be grabbing a few cans of Tundra Tropical IPA for the weekend.  Easy drinking, juicy and bursting with pineapple, grapefruit and mango this is the perfect beer to relax and enjoy over the weekend. What are you drinking this weekend?  #IndependentByNature
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