Irish Family-Founded Craft Beer Firm Moving To Wicklow

By Robert McHugh
Irish Family-Founded Craft Beer Firm Moving To Wicklow

O Brother Brewing has announced that it will relocate to Belmont Demesne, in County Wicklow.

This move will also see a visitor centre established on site, as it moves close to achieving €1 million in annual revenue.

New Jobs

O Brother Brewing was founded by brothers Barry, Brian and Paddy O’Neill.

The company currently employs six people and expects to more than triple its workforce over the coming years.

As well as competing in the Irish market, O Brother Brewing’s exports now comprise over 30% of its sales.


Unfiltered And Unpasteurised

O Brother Brewing beers are naturally unfiltered and unpasteurised, with styles spanning fresh, juicy pale ales and IPAs to rich stouts.

Offerings include the Chancer, the Sinner, the Dreamcatcher and the Nightcrawler, available on draught and in cans.

Additionally, O Brother Brewing beers are available on tap at a number of bars across the country and across all good craft beer stockists nationwide, including O’Brien’s, SuperValu, Centra and Circle K stores.

Belmont Demesne

Belmont Demesne is an estate near Greystones, in County Wicklow, which has been cared for by many generations of the Brabazon family.

Each year, it attracts thousands of visitors, who come to enjoy the forest and scenery on foot or on mountain bikes.


Next Chapter

The O’Neill brothers believe that Belmont Demesne’s “natural beauty and historical significance” make it an ideal location for O Brother Brewing’s next chapter.

The company plans to boost output to two million pints over the next five years and reach over €3 million in annual revenue by 2027.

‘No Better Location’

“We’re developing a location where families and friends can come and enjoy the surroundings of Belmont Demesne, sample top-quality beer brewed with spring water coming down from the Sugarloaf, enjoy delicious food prepared right here on site, and maybe some musical entertainment, too,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO of O Brother Brewing.

“When I think about the amazing bike tours, our pump track and forest trails that are here on the estate, and the big plans we have to make the most of the natural assets this beautiful place offers, it’s fair to say that there is simply no better location for O Brother Brewing.”


The 580-square-metre brewery is being installed in part of an existing agricultural shed that is being repurposed as O Brother’s new home and fitted out with equipment, to facilitate the planned expansion in production levels.


Work is under way to transfer production to the new site and is expected to be completed in the new year.

‘Special Place’

“We’ve worked hard in recent years to diversify what Belmont Demesne has to offer, in terms of produce, farming, and recreational facilities,” said David Brabazon.

“Welcoming Barry and the team onto the site is another step on our mission to ensure this special place offers our visitors and community an attractive and interesting location for many years to come.”