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Long Meadow Cider is produced by father and son duo Pat and Peter McKeever in the heart of Ireland’s Orchard County, where their family-run farm has been growing apples for fifty years. Talking to the Portadown Times, Pat said making cider was a natural progression when they decided to diversify back in 2010.
The Boyne Brewhouse is a new state-of-the-art, family-owned craft brewery located on the outskirts of Drogheda, just off the M1 motorway. Their debut range of bottled craft beers includes Born in a Day Australian Pale Ale, Long Arm Dortmunder Export and Pagan’s Pillar Sparkling Copper Ale, with seasonal and specialty beers to follow.
The origins of Kilmegan Irish Cider sound like something out of a fairytale: in 1967, Andrew Boyd's father discovered a 70-year-old orchard hidden underneath a six-metre-high wall of brambles next to the farmhouse he and his wife had bought in the shadow of the Mourne Mountains. Andrew grew up eating those apples, but fast forward to 2009...
KRISTIN JENSEN, co-author of Slainte! The complete Guide To Irish Craft Beers and Ciders - introduces us to Walled City Brewery Boom Derry Pale Ale
In 2014, Geoff Fitzpatrick opened his brewery in his hometown of Drogheda, County Louth. It’s the first brewery in the town for over 50 years, ever since William Cairnes closed in 1960.
Founded by Malcolm and Andrea Molloy, Drew Fox Brewing is Wexford's newest Irish craft brewery. Malcolm, a Dublin native, lived in the US for many years and met his Texan wife Andrea in Chicago. Malcolm and Andrea own a pub in Chicago called The Grafton Pub & Grill, so it's not surprising that when they moved back to Ireland in 2010, the burgeoning craft beer industry here piqued their interest.
KRISTIN JENSEN - co-author of Slainte! The complete Guide To Irish Craft Beers and Ciders - introduces us to O Brother Brewing Joe Coffee Porter
KRISTIN JENSEN, co-author of Slainte! The complete Guide To Irish Craft Beers and Ciders - introduces us to Rascal's Brewing Company Ginger Porter
Faced with a lack of vines in Ireland but an abundance of apples, what’s a specialist with twenty years’ experience in the industry and a diploma in wine-making to do? Making cider was the obvious choice for Simon Tyrrell, who teamed up with Angus Craigie in 2011 to produce their flagship cider, Ballyhook Flyer, on Angus’s farm in Co Wicklow.
St Mel’s Brewing Company is an independent Irish-owned brewery founded by Liam Hanlon and Eoin Tynan in 2014. If Liam’s name rings a bell, it’s because he was previously the head brewer at Carlow Brewing Company. Eoin Tynan is new to the industry, though – he has a background in international investment with a masters in business management, but crucially, he has a love of craft beer too.