Headed up by owners Rick LeVert and Libby Carton, Kinnegar Brewing Company makes a 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 Brewing Company began their small range of farmhouse beers on a nano rather than a micro scale, producing only 120 litres a week, but after an expansion in 2013 it progressed to a 10 hectolitre brewhouse which was then doubled in 2015. The increased production led them to invest in a semi-automatic bottling system - and it also means it’s easier to find their beers in outlets 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. 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
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 - and, increasingly, in outlets around Ireland.