Since there's a thread going on future brewery openings, it seemed like a good time to get one on past openings, too.
If we don't write all this stuff down now, we'll end up forgetting it, or at least arguing about it a lot.
This list was pre-approved by TBN so it shouldn't be too far off the truth.
The arbitrary starting point is the current wave of craft breweries. The boom and bust of the 90s can be documented somewhere else.
Cuckoo brewers are in, but brewers who never brewed in Ireland (like Strangford Lough) or never operated as a true business (like Big Hand) are out.
The year is the first time somebody could drink a beer from that brewery, not the year the incorporation papers were signed.
Anybody has corrections, shout it out.
2007: White Gypsy
2008: Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne (West Kerry Brewery)
2009: Inishmacsaint, Galway Bay, Trouble, Clanconnel
2010: Dungarvan, Metalman
2011: Eight Degrees, Dingle, Burren, Ards, Bo Bristle (as Breweyed)
2012: Kinnegar, Brown Paper Bag, 5 Lamps, Elbow Lane, Donegal, 7 Windows
2013: Red Hand
This list was pre-approved by TBN so it shouldn't be too far off the truth.[/quote:ukn1l6rr]Oh thanks very much. May I just add that it wasn't without compromise on some points and that the list is still very much KeeganAles's fault.
Seriously though, good idea to have this. I tried to do one for the 1990s and it's pretty tough.