The Irish town of Celbridge is famous for its long and thriving tradition of brewing dating back to the early 1700s. Back then, the town consisted of large estates which provided the main source of employment for the people of Celbridge. Each of these self-supporting estates had their very own brewery!
In 1709, James Carberry’s Brewery, the brewery in which some of this country’s world renowned brewers began their trade, was established in the town centre. A town steeped in history and with a long association with brewing is the ideal place to brew fantastic beers, and to write our own brewing history.
In our case, however, the story begins with the dysfunctional first family of Irish brewing, the McGargles.*