CARLOW BREWING CO. / O'HARA BREWING
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, we are proud to have been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years.
With the Quality of Beers available in our Aladdin's cave of Booze Shops, I don't have to go too far to find something new and something local. Browsing the Refrigerated shelves last night I found this 'Opsession IPA from O'Hara's Brewery. This 4.0% brew sets me back £2.50/$3.10 for a 50cl bottle.
Pouring light Amber with a thin head, this IPA is medium malty in its taste. Citrusy on the nose and refreshing finish. Its a run of the mill offering for an Session IPA.
I took the time to check out the Carlow Brewing company website and this Brewery have a number of offerings available. I counted 21 between Seasonal, core range and collaborations. Not to mention Draught only. I will be keeping an eye out for the Regular IPA and their Double IPA.
If that wasn't enough, these guys have their own Bar, something we know a little bit about, on a much smaller scale to be fair. The Brewery Corner opened in 2013 and is the top of my "Places to visit in Kilkenny" List..