Hand-Crafted in Northern Ireland
McCrackens Ale Family
We established our County Armagh based brewery in September 2018. It started with our founder Ryan McCracken, 2 beers and a dream. We’ve since gone on to win awards and expanded our team, brewery and range to 7 outstanding beers.
At McCrackens Real Ale we believe in using natural fresh ingredients. We source many of the ingredients locally to maintain the highest quality standards and to ensure we contribute to our local economy.
Using just four ingredients (water, barley, yeast and hops) and only brewing in small batches produces quality full bodied ales. As our ales are all unfiltered, bottle conditioned and do not contain any artificial preservatives or other chemicals, the natural goodness and full flavours are all kept intact.
5% abv – McCrackens Hefe is an interpretation of the traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen and influenced by American Wheat beers.
Made with the highest quality wheat and complementary selection of hops, gives it a bold, clean flavour with pronounced citrus and floral aromas.
5.6% abv –Taking influences from America‘s West Coast IPA and the classic India Pale Ale and combining those with local Irish ingredients, know how and some Irish charm thrown into the mix.
McCracken’s Irish Pale Ale combines Citra and Chinook hops gives this Ale hoppy character with zesty bite.
5% abv –To get its character red hue and caramel undertones, a special blend of malt is used along with just the right amount of Willamette and Northern Brewer hops to create an ale that is both easy to drink and refreshing.
4.8% abv – Using a specially selected blend of Irish malts with just a hint of caramel malt giving it added flavour. Including a mix of Citra, Cascade and Chinook hops make this Golden Pale Ale both refreshing and flavoursome.
5% abv – McCrackens Chocolate & Vanilla Irish Stout, combines the finest Cacao & Vanilla beans from Madagascar with a special blend of kilned malts to create a traditional Irish Stout with a twist.
6.5% abv – Double IPA that is bursting full of Citra and Chinook hops. Combining this with a carefully balanced mix of malt makes this ale hoppy, zesty and full of flavour.
4.5% abv – An American Pale Ale both refreshing and versatile enough for any occasion.
Complex character, with notes of tropical grapefruit and pine.
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So an award winning local butchers (M&W Farm Meats) contacted me a few weeks ago enquiring about our range of beers. They floated the idea
Craft brewer Ryan McCracken is gearing up to grow sales of his beers especially in markets outside Northern Ireland through an investment that will triple