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