New Micro-brewery and Pub Rises Up in Cork

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New Micro-brewery and Pub Rises Up in Cork

Cork City Centre will soon see a new micro-brewery and brewpub opening its doors, and they are looking for ‘Beer Tasters’ to sample their products and help them perfect their brews.

The Rising Sons Brewery will open on Cornmarket Street over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The brewery will be serving five beers which are brewed on-site in their micro-brewery: a Pilsner lager, a wheat ale, an amber ale, an Indian Pale Ale (IPA) and, of course, a stout. They also plan to offer ‘special beers’ that make use of more unusual and exotic ingredients in the near future.

Having the beers manufactured on-site allows them to be produced without preservatives and served fresh. Typically the flavours are bright and the aromas strong, making it easy to pick out local ingredients.

The brewery and pub plans to offer more than ‘craft beer’ appeal. Fresh pizzas will be served from a wood-fired oven, large HD televisions will show all major sporting events and there’s a purpose-built stage for live music. An online radio station is also part of the plans.


The brewery is owned and run by Cliona McCabe with the help of daughter Saoirse, general manager Judy Wilkins and their team. Shane Murphy is the head brewer. McCabe said “We are delighted to be helping manufacturing to return to Cork City Centre. Cork has a wonderful brewing heritage, with there once having been lots of smaller breweries in the city as well as Murphys and Beamish. Around 40 people will be employed in our micro-brewery when it is complete, and eventually we hope to work with Cork publicans on a co-operative basis to distribute our beers.”

If you want the chance to taste The Rising Sons' beers and give feedback before they open visit for more details on how to apply.

Pictured: Cliona and Saoirse McCabe, owners; Shane Murphy, head brewer; Judy Wilkins, brewery manager.