The Locavore Project epitomises the core philosophy that Wicklow Wolf was founded upon, provenance and pride. It allows us to honour the landscape of Wicklow, our home and celebrate it with small batch, local, experimental beers.

Our twenty first overall release in the Locavore Project; Locavore Summer 2024 is a delicious honey and elderflower wheat beer.

This wheat beer is brewed with locally sourced Wicklow Heather Honey from our friends in OpenHive as well as hand foraged elderflower. The bees worked hard in the Wicklow mountains to gather the nectar to make the beautiful heather honey which adds a unique characteristic to this beer.

On brew day we headed to the hop farm to forage elderflower for the beer, choosing only the freshest flowers for the brew. On our return to the brewery, Kyle Petrie and Jack McGrath from OpenHive dropped in with the beautiful heather honey required to make the beer. As well as the honey, Kyle also brought along some of their amazing Irish Honey Bees for us to take a closer look and learn some more about how OpenHive work. Once the honey and elderflower were added, the beer was allowed to slowly ferment and develop before packaging.

Jack and Kyle from OpenHive came back to visit us for the canning of this year’s Locavore Summer 2024 release. After some hard work on the end of the canning line, they retired to the mezzanine bar for a sampling of the beer featuring their savage heather honey.

This classic wheat beer pours a golden, honey like colour and brings flavours and aromas of banana, clove and a hint of spice coming from the yeast and strong wheat grain bill. 

These classic flavours are all complimented by the taste and aroma of the fantastic Wicklow heather honey and foraged elderflower that adds a floral sweetness to the beer and of course, a taste of Wicklow. Find Locavore Summer 2024 on shelves nationwide in all good independent off licences and at the Wicklow Wolf Taproom.

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