Beoir Awards: 'Best Beer' (Ireland) 2007 and 2009. Runner Up 2010
Bridgestone Awards: 'Best in Ireland' 2007 - 2012


  • "A masterpiece of brewing... everything about Galway Hooker is the antithesis of mass-produced beers: it is subtle, graceful, has superb texture and mouth feel, the fruit and hop notes are poising and tantalizing, it is refreshing rather than gaseous, and it is fresh rather than flat and dull. An amazing feat of brewing."
    - John McKenna, Author, The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide
  • "Galway Hooker is an excellent example of a Pale Ale; very complex and well balanced, fully flavoured with a great finish making it a highly refreshing and more-ish beer."
    - Iorwerth Griffiths, Author, Beer and Cider in Ireland: The Complete Guide
  • "Murphy and Brennan are literally brewing up a revolution, in terms of Irish beers."
    - Business and Finance
  • "A top craft ale."
    - Licensing World
  • "A very superior and interesting session beer."
    - John Wilson, Irish Times
  • "Superb, brimming with flavours of hops and toasted barley"
    - Paolo Tullio, Irish Independant
  • "A bright, clean pale ale, just hoppy enough but not astringently so. Highly recommended."
    - Rossie Schaap, New York Times
  • “Galway Hooker is complicated by a base of very Irish crystal malt, giving it a deliciously sweet biscuity character against the zingy grapefruit of the cascade hops. Great with spicy food…It has a cult following among Irish beer fans and has won multiple awards.”
    - 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die
  • “The best of Southern Ireland’s attempts at a floral, citrus, light pale ale, setting a trend with younger Irish drinkers.”
    - The World Atlas of Beer