Headed up by owners Rick LeVert and Libby Carton, Kinnegar Brewing Company makes a small range of finely crafted, all-natural farmhouse beers.
Named after the nearby Kinnegar Beach near Rathmullan in County Donegal, their beers are all similarly named after the local landscape.
Kinnegar started out as a nanobrewery, producing only 120 litres a week, but after an expansion in 2013 tprogressed to a 10 hectolitre brewhouse, which was then doubled in 2015 means it’s easier to find their beers across Ireland now.
Their stable originally included Devil’s Backbone Amber Ale, Limeburner Pale Ale, Rustbucket Rye Ale and Yannaroddy Porter, along with seasonal specials.Kinnegar Brewing Company began their small range of farmhouse beers on a nano rather than a micro scale, soon scaling up to a 10-hectolitre brewery, which has been doubled this year.
They now make six beers – the first three are still produced and the newer ones are Rustbucket, a rye ale; Yannaroddy, a porter; and Otway, a pale ale - and have invested in a semi-automatic bottling sytem.
Look out for them especially in local outlets around Co. Donegal where they are proudly showcased, such as Rathmullan House Hotel, Rathmullan; The Mill, Dunfanaghy; and The Red Door, The Beach House and Kealy’s on Inishowen. They also feature at tasting events, in Donegal and beyond.