12 Acres Brewing Company
A multi-award winning craft brewery based in Killeshin, Co Laois, established in 2014 on the family farm by brothers Patrick, Ian, Rory & Barry McDonald.
Their unique selling point is that they brew the beer from their own malted barley grown on the farm and spring water from deep beneath the same land. This water source is fed by the limestone acquifer of the Barrow Valley region which is known for its high quality water and produces water ideally suited to brewing.
12 Acres Brewing produce unique Irish Artisan Beers with provenance and traceability from their ground to your glass. “The 12 Acres field on our farm is where we have been growing malting barley for the brewing industry for generations. Now we are craft brewing our own beer and we’ve named it after one of the fields where the barley is grown.”
Their unique Single Malt Lager won a Gold medal at the Blas na hÉireann Food Quality Awards in Dingle in 2018, their American Brown Ale – Farmers Tan – also recently won Gold at the Alltech Dublin Craft Beer Cup in 2018.