Dundon's brew for US market

By david looby

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

Neal Donnelly, manager; Tosh Crosbie, director/farmer; Kieran Bird, brew master; Kevin Dundon, director/ taster in chief and Eamonn Murphy, director.
Neal Donnelly, manager; Tosh Crosbie, director/farmer; Kieran Bird, brew master; Kevin Dundon, director/ taster in chief and Eamonn Murphy, director.

CELEBRITy Chef Kevin Dundon has turned his hand to brewing beer.

Mr Dundon launched Arthurstown Brewing Company recently in County Wexford.

Arthurstown Brewing Company was officially launched by Dundon, who operates the Dunbrody Country House and is a director and shareholder in the company. There were two official launches, one at the brewery in the grounds of the Dunbrody House Estate and one in Dublin. The brewery, which has a sizeable capacity of 10,000 litres per week, is a collaboration between local farmer Tosh Crosbie and local businessman Eamon Murphy, along with marketing executive Niamh Ní Dhónaill.

Commenting on the launch, Dundon said: 'Our beer is all about a fusion of natural ingredients and crafted production. We are blessed here in Arthurstown to be able to grow award winning wheat, oats and barley that is infused by the sea salt air. Our director and farmer Tosh Crosbie is able to provide us with natural world class produce all within less than a kilometer from our brewery.'

He added: 'This, along with our natural sweet water from our ancient well on the Dunbrody estate, ensures we have ingredients that are the envy of the world. These ingredients fused with the expertise of local brew master Kieran Bird and myself helps to create those magical crafted beer tastes.'

Already supplying SuperValu and Centra with the exclusive Kings Bay range of Irish Pale Ale and Irish Red Ale, the brewery launched another range of Dunbrody Red and Dunbrody Pale for general launch in the on and off trade.

'We already have reorders which is truly exciting.'

The brewing company employs five people and Dundon hopes to create five more jobs by the end of 2016 as the company expands into the UK and North America.

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