Poolbeg Haze NEIPA

Situated near Ringsend in the Dublin Bay, the Poolbeg Power station was built in 1965 but has been decommissioned since 2010. Yet when plans to take down the iconic towers Dubliners revolted and chose to keep the towers standing cementing the iconic Dublin skyline that we know today.

Poolbeg Haze is a New England style Hazy IPA with fruity crisp and zesty flavour matched with a solid maltiness that will keep you coming back for more. Made with a classic New England style yeast to give the beer it’s haze and dry-hopped with Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Citra Hops this beer will knock you socks off with it’s crisp clean finish and it’s surprisingly high ABV coming in at 5.8%. Cheers!

The Poolbeg Generating Station, or as it’s known colloquially, The Poolbeg Stacks, is a legendary Dublin structure located east of Ringsend at the south bank of Dublin Port. 

One of the city’s most iconic sights, the Stacks’ namesake are its two colossal red-and-white-striped chimney towers. Standing tall at 680 ft and 681 ft, respectively, Chimneys 1 and 2 are visible from a majority of Dublin’s coastal areas and are two of the tallest structures found in Ireland. 

Construction on the power station began in 1965, but it was only later completed and commissioned to produce electricity for the city of Dublin by 1971. At the time, it was only complete with one of its striped chimneys. 

In 1976, the station replaced its initially dominant neighbour the Pigeon House Power Station as the city’s primary provider of power. 

By 1978, the Poolbeg Stacks became the icon we all know it as today: complete with its two large, seemingly inescapable, candy-cane coloured smokestacks.

In 1984, the Poolbeg Stacks were immortalised by Irish musical icons U2. The chimneys can be seen at the start and end of the video for their track ‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’. In addition to this, some of the band's most iconic photos have come from shoots on the beach in front of the station. 

In 2010, after nearly forty years of service, the station was finally decommissioned by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board). From this moment, the Stacks have solely taken on the role of a legendary landmark and have become almost a natural fixture of the Dublin landscape. 

However, in 2014, the ESB raised concerns that the maintenance of the defunct power station would be a poor use of its resources and considered the removal of the station completely. But, these potential plans were thwarted by the people of Dublin, as the locals refused to let go of their iconic landmark, protecting the scenic Dublin skyline we’ve all become so accustomed to.