Brewed there, drunk that

At 20 years old, Seamus O’Hara’s Carlow Brewing Company is a veritable warhorse of the Irish beer scene – but, having survived some testing early days, it’s not content to rest on its laurels, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
24th April, 2016
Seamus O’Hara of the Carlow Brewing Company: ‘We certainly didn’t see how it would develop over the 20 years’Pictures: Dylan Vaughan

If you are going to have a big birthday, you might as well make a big deal of it. Carlow Brewing Company, best known as the home of the O’Hara’s brand of beers, turns 20 this November, but the brewery is making it a year-long celebration.

Considering the road for craft breweries that started in the mid-1990s, it’s hard to blame the business for the hue and cry over turning 20. When...

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