Irish Pubs Craft Beers review looks at one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors of the Irish drinks industry. The popularity of craft beers in recent years has surprised everyone in the industry. 1996 saw the beginning the craft beer industry in Ireland on a commercial scale. The new wave of craft beer microbreweries started with the establishment of Biddy Early’s brew pub in Co. Clare in 1995 and the Dublin Brewing Company in Smithfield, Dublin in 1996.
Today we have over fifty successful craft beer breweries and brew pubs all over Ireland. O’ Haras Craft beer is one of the early success stories. Based in Carlow the company was established in 1996 and last year 2015 O’ Haras craft beers had become the most popular and biggest selling craft beer in Ireland. Another of the early pioneers in craft beer micro brewing is Porterhouse in Dublin. These pioneers have blazed a trail that has now seen craft beers reach the great heights it has achieved today.
O’ Hara’s Craft Beers
O’ Hara’s Craft Beers.
O’Hara’s Brewery brew traditional Irish craft beers and our own interpretation of international beer styles, including stouts and ales, wheat beers and lagers, all carrying the brewery founders family name O’Hara’s. Each beer is crafted using classic brewing methods to create the traditional Irish beers styles that have long since been forgotten by many of the larger breweries. O Hara’s Craft Beers use just four main ingredients; water, malts, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality craft beer range. O’ Hara’s craft brewers also produce seasonal and limited editions each year.
O’ Hara’s organise guided tours of their brewery and the Carlow Brewing Team will walk you through the brewing process. The brewery tour will take you on a journey through Ireland’s indigenous craft brewing history, teach you about the brewing process and how O’Hara’s award winning beers are brewed. You will of course have the opportunity to taste the special malts and smell the hops that make O’Hara’s craft beers so enjoyable. The tour ends with a visit to O’Hara’s tasting room where you will have the chance to sample and compare some of their award winning craft beers.
Porter House Craft beer pub in Temple Bar Dublin
Porterhouse Craft Beers
In 1996 Liam La Hart and Oliver Hughes opened the first Porterhouse in Temple Bar, putting in Ireland’s first brew pub and specialised in importing various beers from around the world. They later started to brew their own craft beer and the Porterhouse Plain Porter has won a gold medal at the world’s most prestigious international brewing industry award (it is the brewing Oscars) not once but twice in 1998/1999 and 2011/2012. In 1999 they opened a Porterhouse in Covent Garden, London, followed by the Porterhouse in Glasnevin, Dublin. Porterhouse also purchased Lillie’s Bordello and created Porterhouse Central on Nassau Street, Dublin and most recently have opened a franchise in New York in a marvelous historic tavern called Fraunces Tavern.
Galway Bay Craft Beers
Galway Bay Brewery Craft Beers
When it comes to enjoying beer, they usually like full on flavour. That’s why Galway Bay Craft Brewery hand-craft their beers in small batches using carefully selected hops to make a punchy, tasty brew.
They have just opened a new brewery which will give them better consistency across batches. The Galway Bay Craft Beer new brewery has a greater capacity too, which means more delicious beers for everyone. You can try Galway Bay craft beers beers at any of their eight bars in Galway and Dublin. Some of the Galway Bay craft beers include, Full Sail, The simple malt bill gives an ABV of 5.8% which carries the flavour and really allows the hops to shine through. Bay Ale, is a copper coloured, traditional ale with malt and hop aromas and a smooth and well-balanced flavour. Stormy Port, this Rich and Complex beer boasts its roasted coffee notes and hides certain sweetness and chocolate flavours in the background.