The Carlow Brewing Company, established by the O’Hara family in 1996, is considered a pioneer in the Irish craft brewing movement aiming to revive a local brewing tradition lost for over 150 years. Now Ireland’s leading Craft Brewery, the O’Hara’s range is exported to over 25 countries.
Passionate about preserving the traditional heritage and flavours unique to Ireland, the team at Carlow Brewing are continually inspired to develop new speciality beers, using the highest quality fresh, natural and, where possible, local ingredients. The O’Hara’s range of award winning beers have been critically acclaimed both at home and internationally claiming the following accolades; Bronze Medal winner at inaugural Dublin Craft Beer Cup in 2013 for O’Hara’s Stout. Bronze Medal Winner at The Great International Beer Festival – Rhode Island, 2014 for O’Hara’s Red Ale. Gold Medal winner at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup in 2013. Silver Medal Winner at European Beer Star Award 2015. Gold Medal winner at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup in 2013. Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged Irish craft beer award 2015 for Leann Folláin.
In 2016, Carlow Brewing Company will open the old Dunleckney Maltings, a building that has been integrally linked to the Irish brewing sector for over 200 years. Guided tours will tell the unique story of Carlow Brewing, the brewing heritage of the area and provide opportunities to meet the producers, to taste the beers and participate in demonstrations.