As we come in to March we will focus on some great Irish craft breweries, fresh in we Mourne Mountains Brewery. Founded in 2015, owner Connaire McGreevy is a craft beer aficionado and businessman who was inspired to launch his own brewery after he travelled and visited craft brewers and bars all over the world, seeing first-hand how exciting the industry can be.
He channelled his passion and research to produce the some of the finest artisan beers in the country, catering to the growing thirst for local brews. Mourne Mountains Brewery has grown to become a major part of Northern Ireland's blossoming craft beer sector.
The brewery takes its name from the nearby Mourne Mountains, but that's not the only connection. All of its beers are produced using fresh water from the Spelga Dam, located at the heart of the mountains, and as Master Brewer Tom Ray says, it is "beautifully soft, and perfect for brewing."
The brewery is also inspired by the legend of 'Slángha', an ancient figure who travelled over from Greece and was one of the first people to produce beer using the water from the Mournes.
Here then, is a homegrown brewery inspired by one of our areas of outstanding natural beauty, that's tapping into some outstanding natural ingredients too.
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