Ballykilcavan Farm and Brewery
Ballykilcavan Brewing Company is based at Ballykilcavan Farm near Stradbally in Co. Laois. The farm has been the home of the Walsh family since 1639 and the current owners, David and Lisa Walsh-Kemmis, are the 13th generation of the family to live and work there. They have set up a craft brewery in the 240 year old stone grain store at Ballykilcavan, and grow the barley used to make the beers in the field next to the farmyard.
The brewing water is drawn from a well beside the brewery and David has also established a new hop garden. The company sells a range of craft beers from traditional lager, red ale and stout to more exotic Indian Pale Ales and canned beers. Each batch is made by hand on their copper-clad 1000 litre kit and packaged onsite. The company has won 9 medals in total at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup.