Formed in 2020 in Carraroe, Co. Galway, Connemara Brewing Company has launched its first canned beers having successfully sold them on tap in bars and restaurants around Galway.
All Connemara Brewing Company beers are made from scratch in the Carraroe Brewery, using traditional recipes and as many local ingredients as possible which are sourced directly from carefully selected producers. The company decided on using cans instead of glass in order to best reduce their carbon footprint.
This summer’s signature lager is best described as a refreshing, clean and robust lager. It features a pleasingly spicy and floral bitterness from its Žatecký hops, backed up with a slight maltiness from a blend of Irish and continental grains, and a crisp clean finish from the specially selected yeast and open fermentation process.
Irish ale has a long and dignified history. The Connemara Ale is juicy and full of flavour. A perfect hop medley and yeast blend provides our ale with a flavour that will make you want more.
“We’ve kept to those traditional values by producing an open fermented ale with a reddish hue and a beautifully sweet palate that is bursting with hop flavour while remaining low in bitterness. It’s like Connemara sunset in a glass,“ explained Aine O’Hora, Chief Brewer at Connemara Brewing Company.
The brewery is led by Aine O’Hora who is one of the foremost brewers in Ireland. Aine moved home to Galway following a successful and diverse career in brewing. She has been brewing continuously since finishing her science degree almost 20 years ago (further complimented by a Masters in Brewing & Distilling). She has started and ran both start-up craft and large international breweries and now invests all that experience and skill into producing what we believe are some of Ireland’s best beers.
The other side of Connemara Brewing Co is Cormac Lynch. Originally from Dublin, Cormac moved west to set up the brewery. His family had a small wine company, which led him to study Horticulture in UCD, eventually pursuing his interest in homebrewing and hop growing. After college he moved to London where he worked in a cask ale brewery followed by a stint in a malting facility in California. He moved back to Dublin where he worked in the customer facing side of the beer industry before deciding to move again to Galway.