Our brewery is installed in the original stone grainstore for the farm, which was built in around 1780. In previous centuries, the building was used to store barley and oats after harvest, and then to mill them for bread making, feeding animals and maybe even making beer. Like most of the buildings in the 240-year-old farmyard, it is too small for modern farm equipment, but it is the perfect size to fit a small craft brewery.
In the brewery, we mill our barley, add it to our well water and brew the beers into one of our six fermenters. All our beers mature for longer and are unfiltered and unpasteurised when they are packaged. We believe that this processing, or more accurately, lack of processing, adds flavour and complexity to our beers and allows the flavour of the ingredients to really shine through.
Our beers won six medals in the 2019 Dublin Craft Beer Cup while the company was named the best new business in Laois in the 2019 National Enterprise Awards and won the silver medal in the Food and Drink category of the 2019 National Startup Awards. We wer a finalist in the 2021 Irish Made awards, and are shortlisted for the finals of the 2022 Small Firms Association awards and the Digital Business Ireland awards.