• 5 Ciders To Get You Through The Irish Heatwave

    June 27, 2018


    Savanna Dry is a South African Cider that was first produced in the Elgin Valley in 1996 and has since become the third biggest cider brand in the world. This clear, refreshing and dry tasting cider takes only two weeks to produce and during this period; the product is run through a micro-filtration process where it is triple filtered and double chilled. On a hot day there are not many drinks as refreshing as an ice-cold bottle of Savanna as you can tell from the image below.

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    Its makers say ÄLSKA is all about pure love and top quality and they have been spreading this pure love around the world since 2012. ÄLSKA, which means love in Swedish, is probably the best fruit cider I’ve ever tasted with the Strawberry & Lime and Passionfruit ciders being particular standouts. Its also the only product within its competitive set to be vegan, gluten-free and natural. All the more reason to love ÄLSKA.

    alska cider bottlesSHEPPY'S

    Sheppy's are one of the oldest premium craft cider making families in the world with over 200 years experience crafting classic Somerset cider. With flavors including raspberry, original cloudy and elderflower, Sheppy's are perfect for cider fans who are looking for something a little different to sip on this summer.

    sheepys cidersTEMPTED CIDER

    Tempted Cider is made in Armagh by one of the world's most renowned cider making families. They use Armagh Bramley apples which have earned Protected Geographical Indication status by the EU for their unique, sharp, clean taste. The Uprichard family also source special cider apple varieties from Co.Tipperary so as to include only the finest quality apples in the finished product.

    tempted cidersJACK DANIELS CIDER

    Recently launched in Ireland, Jack Daniels Cider is not like any cider I’ve tasted before. The unmistakable flavour of Jack Daniel’s still runs to the core with this new drink, while blending crisp handpicked apples for a refreshing twist. Jack Daniels describe the drink as "crisp and lightly spiced with hints of caramel and vanilla", and, although it might not be for everyone, it's probably the most distinctive cider I’ve tasted and a must try for fans of the whisky.

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    May 5, 2017

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    The Reason Why it's Hard to Get 

    Getting your hands on limited and seasonal craft beers can be difficult. They are normally made in small batches and only certain establishments will stock them. Along with that they only receive small quantities, so once the craft beer is gone, they won’t be able to reorder it.


    That’s one of the beautiful aspects of craft beer; that you may only get to try a certain brew once. In turn making you savour every gulp and really think about and analyse what you are tasting. Consciously or subconsciously you normally end up rating the beer, then comparing other beers to it, in its respective category. That’s one of the reasons why we held The Molloys Craft Beer Awards, which you can read about here. Sometimes it can be difficult to compare a beer, even if it is in the same category, there can be a lot of variation in terms of flavour, aroma and finish. But we still try and compare nonetheless.


    Recent Releases 

    One of the reasons why, such sites as RateBeer and BeerAdvocate have done so well, people love to compare things! When limited edition craft beers come out, it creates great anticipation and excitement. Recently Rascals released their Strawberry Vanilla Shake IPA, the scramble to get it was phenomenal, and it flew off the shelves all over Ireland. The same with Galway Bay 200 Fathoms Imperial Stout.

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    How to Get The Limited Craft Beer

    Since we are one of the leading craft beer specialists in Ireland, we are continuously looking to get the limited edition and seasonal craft beers. If you are infatuated with craft beer like us, then you can sign up for free text alerts and/or newsletters. So the moment the latest craft beers have landed in our stores, you will receive a free message, informing you of its arrival.


    If you want to avail of the free text service, text molloys followed by your name and email address to 51000.


    If you want to avail of just our email newsletter, just scroll down to the bottom of this page, where it says Newsletter, just enter your email address into the box beside it.


    Check out some of the latest craft beers here

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  • 6 Incredible Red Ales

    February 3, 2017

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    Red Ale is wonderful, tasty and underrated. Not everyone can understand the flavour and depth of a good red ale. Those who do appreciate a good red ale know how dynamic it can be in terms of flavour. The reddish hue generally comes from a small amount of roasted barley. Many Red Ales are medium bodied, smooth with a caramel malt flavour and moderate carbonation.

    Craft beer experts in Molloys, had to whittle their favourite red ales down to a super 6. These 6 red ales were then entered into the Molloys Craft Beer Awards. All of them are unique in their own way, and they should all be tried!

    Siren Liquid Mistress 33cl

    Siren Liquid Mistress

    Is a bright red ale, with an ABV of 5.8%. Lovely burnt raisin flavours with a nice citrusy balance.

    Big Hop Red

    Rascals Big Hop Red

    A quite hoppy red ale with some distinct malt caramel. Lovely aromas of citrus and pine which complement the caramel and biscuit malt notes.

    BrewDog 5 AM Saint 330ml

    BrewDog 5AM Saint 

    Nicely balanced red ale, with a distinctive caramel malt flavour and nice fruit aromas.

    8 Degrees Sunburnt Irish Red 330ml

    8 Degrees Sunburnt

    Rich red in colour. Lovely burnt caramel flavours, which is balanced with a soft hop bitterness.

    Franciscan Well Rebel Red

    Franciscan Well Rebel Red

    Balanced hop/malt profile with a nice caramel and biscuit finish. Very easy drinking, accessible red ale.

    Galway Bay Ale 500ml

    Galway Bay Bay Ale

    Copper in colour with a malt forward flavour. Smooth, refreshing and very well balanced

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    We have a great selection of red ales online at the award winning and in store.

    Keep an eye out for our weekly tastings in store.

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  • Great Offer on Rekorderlig Swedish Cider

    February 25, 2011

    This month we have a great offer on Rekorderlig Swedish Cider. It's a really refreshing cider and at €8 for 4 x 500ml bottles it's great value as well.  

    Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider is the super premium Swedish Cider and is made using the finest fermented pears with an added summery burst of strawberry & lime to make a truly wondrous cider that is deliciously refreshing and bursting with summery freshness! Pour on ice and add five of the freshest mint leaves for a taste sensation.


    Rekorderlig Wild Berries is made from the purest spring water that runs under our family brewery in Vimmerby Sweden, Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider is a semi-sweet Cider that uses only the finest berries to produce a truly delicious Cider.

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