Founded in 2016 Lough Gill Brewery restored the lost tradition of brewing in Sligo town that once hosted 5 breweries. We are an Independent Family Run Craft Brewery situated in Sligo close to the shores of Lough Gill on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We are a passionate team who takes pride in each beer we brew. Our Beer philosophy is to brew the best hand crafted beers using the best ingredients and where possible to add some local indigenous ingredients to the brews.
We have done many collaborations with breweries here in Ireland, the UK and the USA and have enjoyed working with our peers on some fantastic beers.
INDEPENDENT BY NATURE
At Wicklow Wolf, our mission is to brew exceptional beers without compromise and with true passion. Independently brewed for independent minds. We are locally rooted and at one with nature, brewing beers in a sustainable way.
In 2022 we at Wicklow Wolf have taken our commitment to sustainability one step further, we have commissioned the installation of over 120Kw of solar panels, covering the entirety of our 17,000 sq ft brewery roof. To find out more, follow the link below!
Lineman was setup in 2019 and we produced our first beer in August of that year. That beer was First Light, a grisette which we sold on draught and bottle. At the same time we also produced a mixed fermentation beer, using a homebrew house kveik culture, called SAGA. So just the two unusual styles to begin with then.
Lineman had been a long-planned project of founder and brewer Mark Lucey. Having been obsessed with beer and heavily involved in homebrewing for all his adult life, it was always an ambition to open a brewery or have a commercial brewing project that would allow him to produce a diverse range of beer. Stouts, Belgians styles, IPAs and Mixed Fermentations.
It soon became a proper husband and wife team when Vivienne joined shortly before the first beers were released. Being a graphic designer with lots of commercial experience she was able to bring the look for Lineman together just in time for our beers to be released. Vivienne produces all our artwork and looks after marketing side of things.
The name Lineman is a tribute to Vivienne’s dad who had worked as a lineman in the rural electrification project of 1950’s Ireland. It captures the honesty of effort and sense of adventure that our brewery is built on.
The most important principle for us when producing a beer is that it is infinitely drinkable. Hopefully, this comes across in the execution and you are enjoying a LINEMAN beer now. Cheers!
We have been living the dream since 2013! Born out of passion by founders, husband and wife duo, Sam & Maudeline Black. What started as a hobby, after Sam was gifted a home brewing kit for Valentine’s Day from Maudeline many years ago, quickly became an obsession and a burning desire to experiment and create. It is this enthusiasm and drive that saw Blacks Brewery become a reality.