The Locavore Project

The objective of our locavore project is simple, to celebrate the hops grown on the Wicklow Wolf hop farm. Released once a year after the harvest of hops from the farm, Wicklow Wolf Locavore has seen four different interpretations by Pete, our head brewer. Made using Wicklow Wolf hops, Wicklow water, Irish malt and Irish yeast.

Locavore 2020

Style
Dry Irish Stout
Alc%
5.6%
IBUs
25
Hops
Wicklow Wolf Hop Farm: Cascade, Chinook, Challenger, Bramling Cross, Perle
Malt
MCI Pale, Athgarret Malt, Minch Malt

For our 7th edition of Locavore, we have brewed a Dry Irish Stout sourcing the finest Irish ingredients –Wicklow Mountain water, our own hops and Malted Barley from The Malting Company of Ireland, Athgarrett Malt and Craftsman Malt Co. Locavore is a beer that champions local ingredients, terroir and sustainability.

This year, we have teamed up with Clara Carbon to help make Locavore 2020, the first Carbon Neutral beer produced in Ireland by offsetting the carbon emitted in producing this beer. With your help, we want to make it the first Carbon Negative beer too, meaning that more carbon is taken out of the air as emitted. Simply buy a can of Locavore, scan the QR code on the label and follow the instructions to help us further offset Locavore 2020’s carbon emissions.

2018 Locavore Bottom Field – Fresh Hop Oatmeal Pale Ale

Style
Fresh Hop Oatmeal Pale Ale
Alc%
5.4
IBUs
25
Hops
Cascade, Chinook
Malt
Barley, Oats

This year we decided to brew two batches of Locavore using our 2018 hop harvest to champion the terrior of Wicklow Wolf Hop Farm in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. Our hop farm is divided in two, the top and bottom fields. In the Bottom Field we have our American varieties Cascade and Chinook. We took the same base recipe, but added two different hop additions – our top and bottom field’s yield to compare and contrast the diversity of flavour that the Wicklow climate imparts on the hops. Made using only Irish Ingredients: Ale Malt from the Malting Company of Ireland, Wheat malt from the Minch Malting Company, and Flaked Oats from Flahavans. Fresh Wicklow Water and our own house yeast.

2018 Locavore Top Field – Fresh Hop Oatmeal Pale Ale

Style
Fresh Hop Oatmeal Pale Ale
Alc%
5.4
IBUs
25
Hops
Bramling Cross, Challenger,Fuggles
Malt
Barley, Oats

This year we decided to brew two batches of Locavore using our 2018 hop harvest to champion the terrior of Wicklow Wolf Hop Farm in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. Our hop farm is divided in two, the top and bottom fields. In the Top Field we have our english varieties Bramling Cross, Challenger, Fuggles. We took the same base recipe, but added two different hop additions – our top and bottom field’s yield to compare and contrast the diversity of flavour that the Wicklow climate imparts on the hops. Made using only Irish Ingredients: Ale Malt from the Malting Company of Ireland, Wheat malt from the Minch Malting Company, and Flaked Oats from Flahavans. Fresh Wicklow Water and our own house yeast.

Hop Farm

At Wicklow Wolf we are very proud of having our very own 10 acre hop farm located in Roundwood, co. Wicklow Here, we grow our own hops overlooking the wildering Wicklow forests, mountains, lakes and with an eagle eyed view of the Irish Sea . The hop farm are overseen by the expert eye of co-owner Simon Lynch. Simon has spent over 20 years working in the horticulture business and his passion, expertise and drive is what helps to make our hop farm flourish.

The Wicklow Wolf Hop Farm is the first commercial hop farm in ireland in over 20 years. Here we grow over 12 varieties including Chinook, Cascade, Perle, bramling cross, Fuggle. Challenger, Apollo.

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