West Kerry Brewery
Adrienne Heslin is one of the great pioneers. She is a pioneering female brewer, the first woman to begin making craft beer in Ireland, back in 2008, at Brick’s Pub, on the Slea Head drive, close to the lovely beaches at Wine Strand. Adrienne is fortunate to have her own well water to craft these cask-conditioned and bottled conditioned beers: the Beal Ban golden ale – with some added rosehips! – the fruity Cul Dorcha; the smooth, satisfying porter Carraig Dubh. The beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised, and they are simply gorgeous: have a walk on the beach then head to this cosy bar for a warming bottle of Beal Ban dark ale, and all will be well with the world. Adrienne is an sculptor by training, and the arts of improvisation and creativity are what make the West Kerry Brewery beers so special. Look out also for their seasonal beers – the Winter Ale; the Festive IBA; the Riasc Black and Red – and there are cosy rooms to rest your head if you want to make a big night of it in the lovely traditional bar. The West Kerry Brewery is another, resplendent world on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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