Here at Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, we craft brew traditional Irish beers and our own interpretation of international beer styles, including our 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. We use just four main ingredients; water, malts, hops and yeast to produce the highest quality craft beer range. We hope you share in our passion, taste our beers and enjoy the experience.
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, we are proud to have been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years.
As a craft brewery we brew our beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour.
It takes a combination of passion and respect for the craft, curiosity and creativity to build a good craft brewery and to brew great beers. Share in our passion, taste our beers, explore a brief insight into O’Hara’s Beers through our website and we’d be happy to have you join us one day at the brewery.
Experience our passion for the craft. Meet the Carlow Brewing Team and walk through the brewing process with our brewers. The brewery tour will take you on a journey through Ireland’s indigenous craft brewing history, teach you about the brewing process and how we brew O’Hara’s award winning beers. 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. We finish off our tour with a visit to O’Hara’s tasting room where you will have the chance to sample and compare some of our award winning craft brews.
Tours take place on Friday afternoons at 2pm and are by prior appointment only.
Special Tour Bookings We are happy to receive specific group tour bookings outside of our regular tour day by prior arrangement where possible.
Bookings Email email@example.com or telephone: +353 (0)59 9720509
HOW TO FIND US: Carlow Brewing Company is situated off the R448 Carlow – Kilkenny road at the Royal Oak turn off. 1 km from here in direction of Bagenalstown, on right hand side.
GPS: 52.695913 – 6.980011