Wicklow brewery makes one of world’s best beers

A small craft beer firm in Wicklow brews one of the world’s best beers. Alan O’Neill talks to Wicklow Brewery about scaling up and winning in a competitive industry.


The global drinks industry is dominated by a number of big brands with deep pockets. While the craft beer industry is populated with a number of small artisan brewers.

In Wicklow there is one such family-run business that can claim a global best beer award. The firm’s ‘Wicklow Hopnut’ was crowned ‘Best Ale’ (up to 5%) at the International Beer Challenge 2016. 

The founders are successfully punching above their weight already. Alan O’Neill, The Change Agent, explores how they are scaling up and taking their business to the next level.

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