O’Hara: big craft brewery mergers on cards

Why the head of the Carlow Brewing Company sold a stake to Spanish beer maker Hijos de Rivera

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd April, 2017
Seamus O’Hara of the Carlow Brewing Company says Brexit is not much of a threat to Irish craft brewers Pic: Dylan Vaughan

Craft beer is not in a bubble, but the sector is going to see substantial consolidation in the coming years, according to Seamus O’Hara of the Carlow Brewing Company.

Last week, O’Hara sold a 32 per cent stake in his company to the Spanish brewing business Hijos de Rivera, which holds 6 per cent of the Spanish beer market. He retains a cautious optimism about the sector.

“I’m not sure if it’d call...

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