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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 Editor

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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