Wicklow Brewery is one of those rare things in Ireland, a micro brewery with a licence to sell its own beer. The brewery is an offshoot of Mickey Finn’s pub in the sleepy village of Redcross in County Wicklow, standing in what was formerly a bakery.
The ash wood that shapes the counter top in the beer hall came from a tree that fell in the local graveyard, while the spring well that feeds their taps flows from deep beneath the brewery grounds.
There are seven beers on tap in the brew house: Wicklow Helles, St Kevin’s Red Ale, Wicklow Weiss, WB-40 IPA, Hop Knut Pale Ale, Ginger Knut Beer and Black 16 Stout. Although the brewery only brewed its first beer in September 2014 it has already won over 20 beer awards in International competitions.
Brewery tours are fun and intimate and you start with an audio visual followed by a brewery tour and end with a tasting of the seven beers in the beer hall.
Guests are encouraged to try a unique beer and food tasting experience. Enjoy Mussels marinated in Wicklow Weiss beer, Wicklow Helles lager battered cod, Black 16 Stout pie and the famous Beeramisiu dessert. Great Steaks and delicious fish of the day specials are all matched to one of the Wicklow Brewery’s award winning beers.
Make a night of it and stay on for a traditional music session every Wednesday or enjoy an Irish ‘Hooley in the Brewery’ on the weekends.