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.

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.

Gone but not forgotten

2014 – Fresh Hopped Blonde Ale

4.8

Made using all Irish ingredients. We start with a grain bill of 100% Irish Ale Malt from Malting Company of Ireland. The beer is hopped using all of our own hops grown in Roundwood This years batch has a blend of Cascade, Perle, Nugget, and Prima Dona. The hops are added late in the boil to capture the subtle flavor and aromas from the hops. As this is a special harvest ale, the beer will never taste the same from year to year, as we plant newer varieties of hops and the harvest yeilds increase the brews will be unique every time.

2015 – Fresh Hop Irish Pale Ale

4.7

The name reflects the fact this is a beer using only Irish ingredients. Using a blend of six different hops, all of which were grown on the brewery’s hop farm in Roundwood Co Wicklow, as well as Irish ale yeast, Irish barley and Irish water, it's a golden Irish ale with toasted biscuit, citrus and mild spice hop tones.

2016 Fresh Hop Golden Ale

5.6

The third annual Wet Hopped Locavore Beer. This beer is brewed using only Irish Barley and Freshly Harvest Irish Hops grown on our own farm on the shoulders of the Wicklow Mountains. A sweet, malty ale that delivers orange, hoppy pine and citrus finish.

2017 Fresh Hop Farmhouse Ale

5.7
Golden sweet biscuit malt flavours with fruity and spicy yeast and hop tones. Drink Fresh

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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