Craft beer makers Brú Brewery, based in Trim, Co. Meath, has purchased Smyths pub in Fairview, Dublin 3 after raising funding for expansion.
According to The Sunday Business Post, co-founders David O'Hare and Daire Harlin will further expand the company after they raised a multi-million euro round of funding.
Brú will significantly expand its brewery site this year as well as negotiate for a second pub in Newbridge as part of the expansion plan. The funding was led by former C&C finance director Alan Daly.
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The Fairview pub will reamin open under the new owners for several weeks before being closed for refurbishment. It will reopen in June as a craft beer and gastropub.
Brú, which brands include Brú Lager, its pale ale Brú Rí and red ale Brú Rua, was founded in 2013 and now produces a number of core and seasonal or special edition beers.