Killarney Brewing Company

The founding partners of Killarney Brewing Company have restored the old Killarney Mineral Water drinks facility to its former glory; it is now one of Ireland’s most exciting new independent craft breweries and tap rooms.  Our unique layout and design oozes warmth with a meshing of old world charm and new world ambience:  we pay homage to “old school” Killarney yet in a sleek, industrial setting.  We specialise in the production of what we believe is Ireland’s finest range of craft beers.  Additionally all our beers are named after local myths and legends, evoking emotions of all things Killarney.

Our Brewhouse was manufactured by BrauKon, an iconic name in the production of micro-brewing equipment. Our BrauKon equipment was engineered and manufactured in Germany, to the exacting standards for which our European neighbours are known, and to the specific requirements of our Brewer.

All of our craft beer is additive and preservative free and is produced in small batches in Killarney.  We use only the finest quality ingredients during the brewing process, thus ensuring a premium quality, consistent, and exceptional flavour profile throughout. Our mission is to bring a new level of excellence and appreciation to beer drinking the world over.


Paul Sheahan, Tim O’Donoghue and Liam Healy


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Killarney BrewingOur Beers

Everyone loves a great story, and we think we have plenty of memorable ones that tie in perfectly to our brand name.  We named our range of beers after local myths and legends, and we have plenty to choose from!

Great tasting beer needs great water and all of our hand crafted beers are brewed using the purest natural water originating from atop Mangerton Mountain – the home of the legendary Devil’s Punch Bowl.  This spring flows over thousands of feet of Killarney mountain rock before emptying into the glacial lake, Lough Guitane, allowing our artisan brews to embrace the finest elements nature can provide.


Casey Brothers: Extra Stout

THE LEGEND:  This stout honours the seven Casey brothers who hailed from County Kerry – a unique family of fine athletes blessed with incredible strength, agility and skill.  The boys were champion oarsmen with humble beginnings, rowing across Kenmare Bay to and from school. They went on to win numerous Salter Cups at the Killarney Regatta races during the early 1930s, and never lost a race across Europe and the United States.  The most famous of the Casey Brothers, Steve “Crusher” Casey, immigrated to America, and utilising his signature “Killarney Flip,” was undefeated heavyweight wrestling champion of the world from 1938 through 1947; he was also a storied boxer, defeating US champion Tiger Warrenton in 1940.  Channel your inner warrior while enjoying a mighty Casey Brothers Extra Stout!

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Devils Helles: Lager

THE LEGEND: Local legend tells of a fierce battle between Thor and the Devil.  Thor cast lightning bolt after lightning bolt upon the Devil, who retaliated by tearing up the earth and hurling it back. The resulting basin filled up with water and became known as the Devil’s Punch Bowl.

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Scarlet Pimpernel: IPA

THE LEGEND:  Our scarlet coloured IPA was inspired by a true local legend of Killarney, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, known as the “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.”  While stationed at the Vatican during World War II, and under threat of execution, Hugh saved over 6,500 people by hiding them in monasteries, farms, and other locations. After the war, he was awarded the US Medal of Freedom and Commander of the British Empire.  We celebrate the altruism and courage of this great Kerry Man.

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Golden Spear: Blonde Ale

THE LEGEND: Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Ireland’s heroic warrior and hunter, often hunted on the shores of the lakes of Killarney and throughout the McGillycuddy Reeks. One day while climbing Torc mountain, he was attacked by a magical, ferocious boar. With a single blow, Fionn killed the lunging boar in mid-air with his fabled golden spear.  Savour a pint of our delicious Golden Spear while toasting our legendary warrior!

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Rutting Red: Red Ale (COMING SOON)

THE LEGEND: This full-bodied red ale pays homage to Ireland’s last heard of native red deer, who for thousands of years have roamed the mountains and valleys of our Killarney countryside.  Each Autumn, during a ritual known as” the rut,” the mighty stag’s clashing antlers and bellowing roars echo through the majestic amphitheatre  that is Killarney National Park – it is a magnificient display of power and dominance.


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Killarney Brewing

Killarney BrewingFind Us


We are conveniently located on Muckross Road, Killarney, only a 5 minute walk from the town centre.  The brewery is also located on the very end of the Ring of Kerry driving route – just a perfect way to end your day of sightseeing, complete with some delicious, hand-crafted Killarney brews and wood fired oven baked pizza

Killarney Brewing Company,
Muckross Road, Killarney,
Co Kerry, Ireland.

Tel: +353 64 663 6505

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just 5 minutes walk from killarney town centre

Brewery Tours & Tap Room tasters!

Check out our Brewhouse up close and personal.

Our tour guides are true Killarney characters, who feel obliged to pepper you with local folklore and flavour.  Their in depth knowledge of the beer brewing process and passion for Killarney history make our tours both informative and fun.

The tour, lasting approx 1 hour consists of a “cheeky” introductory film in our video room, a walking tour of the brewery, a meet the brewer and finally a complimentary beer tasting and story telling.

If you have a group and can’t make the regular tour times, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Guided Brewery Tour
€12 per person
Regular tour times: We are currently CLOSED for Tours until March 2017.  For Private groups during this time please contact the office directly on 064-663 6505.


Take Something Home


Our merchancise store is packed full of brewing company memorabilia in all shapes, sizes and colours, from exclusively designed t-shirts, hoodies, hats, glassware and much more for you to take home.  Our friendly staff are happy to help you find the perfect gift or memento.

Currently our shop is offline. Apologies for any inconvenience.