Craft brewing bubbles up

The success of Irish craft beers has led many in the industry to predict expansion, writes Gillian Nelis.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
27th July, 2013
Paddy Delahunty, bar manager of craft beer pub Against The Grain on Wexford Street in Dublin. Photo: Feargal Ward

Earlier this month, as the country basked in the summer sun, Cuilan Loughnane was in Burgundy arranging for the delivery of €12,000 worth of barrels to his brewery in Templemore in Co Tipperary. Loughnane, who will use the barrels to brew the four bottled beers he produces at the White Gypsy brewery, financed the acquisition through an online crowd-funding campaign.

"We managed to get 100 people to contribute through Linked Finance," he said. "We're paying...

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