O’Hara’s Brewery have teamed up with Tullamore D.E.W. to brew a limited edition ‘Irish Wit’. The beer is a take on the classic Wit style and is brewed using 50% wheat malt, flaked oats, local ale malt and fermented with Tullamore D.E.W.’s own yeast as part of a mixed culture fermentation.
The collaboration was based on the idea of designing a beer specifically to pair with Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey.
Irish beer fans will be familiar with O’Hara’s, also known as Carlow Brewing Company, established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing.
“When the possibility of collaborating with our good friends at Tullamore D.E.W. came up we considered the idea of a barrel aged version of our Irish Red, but then we thought why not try to create the perfect beer to pair with Tullamore D.E.W?
How could we collaborate outside of simply using Tullamore barrels? When the opportunity arose to work with the Tullamore D.E.W. yeast, we jumped at the chance.” – Seamus O’Hara, CEO & Founder
Tullamore D.E.W. go all the way back to 1829 when the Tullamore Distillery was founded in Tullamore, County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland. Daniel E. Williams (D.E.W) , General Manager of the distillery, was quite a character; refusing to compromise as he strove to create the smoothest Irish whiskey, a unique blend of all three types of Irish whiskeys; pot still, malt and grain – triple distilled.
You always hear people talking about the wit of the Irish, so maybe this beer will be the talk of the town next?