Bobby Kerr be­comes Wick­low Brew­ery’s first W.I.P.

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SOUTH Wick­low’s first mi­cro brew­ery, ‘ The Wick­low Brew­ery’ had its me­dia launch last Thurs­day with the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try and tourism part­ners among the guest list.

Wick­low’s own Luan Parle and Clive Barnes pro­vided a fan­tas­tic night of en­ter­tain­ment.

An­drew Doyle, Wick­low T.D., was present to launch the brew­ery and cut the Rib­bon.

The Craft Beer in­dus­try is thriv­ing in Ire­land with mi­cro-brew­eries set­ting up through­out the coun­try. In July 2014, Wick­low Brew­ery took de­liv­ery of a sta­teof-the-art Braukon brew house from Ger­many with ac­com­pa­ny­ing malt mill and fer­men­ta­tion tanks. Their vi­sion was to cre­ate that per­fect des­ti­na­tion in a ru­ral set­ting, where you can ab­sorb the essence of their beer in an au­then­tic, pur­pose built Beer Hall sur­rounded by the sights, sounds and aroma of a work­ing brew­ery.

They’ve been busy brew­ing and their beer port­fo­lio in­cludes a Wick­low Helles (Lager), St. Kevin’s Red Ale, Wick­low Weiss, WB-40 Am­ber Ale and an IPA.

Wick­low Brew­ery beers are cur­rently avail­able in 30 or 50 litre kegs with plans for bot­tles to be dis­trib­uted na­tion­wide in May 2015.

Th­ese beers are pop­ping up in bars through­out Wick­low, Dublin and Wex­ford with taps al­ready pour­ing in Mc Sor­ley’s of Ranelagh, Ti­nakilly House of Rath­new, Healy’s of Wick­low Town, Brook Lodge of Aughrim, Woodenbridge Ho­tel of Avoca, The Meet­ings of Avoca, The Meath Arms of Aughrim, Katie Daly’s of Gorey and many more com­ing on stream in the New Year.

You can taste their beers in the Brew­ery it­self or Mickey Finn’s Pub both lo­cated in Red­cross Vil­lage.

Bobby Kerr of In­som­nia Cof­fee and for­mer Dragon was present to launch the beers and chris­ten the W.I.P. ( Wick­low Im­por­tant Per­son) cab­i­net. He was pre­sented with his own per­sonal tankard stored in the W.I.P. cab­i­net with a keg of Wick­low beer to be con­sumed over a 12 month pe­riod.

Leigh and Ash­ley Wil­liams of the Wick­low Brew­ery.

Luan Parle per­forms.

Bobby Kerr, An­gela Dil­lon and Leigh Wil­liams.

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