Happy new year all, we have an interesting year ahead with lots of new interesting stories and content to be posted to our
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But the first post of 2015 goes to the West Mayo Brewery
We went to visit Oileán Éadaigh West Mayo Brewery in 2014. We met the founders Iain and Caroline Price in the rural parish of Islandeady, situated between Westport and Castlebar, in County Mayo on their working farm.
The brewery was inspired by their love for craft beer and the desire to provide consumers in County Mayo with a greater choice of quality ales. It was also a means to make the most of their small holding by a farm diversification project that was enjoyable, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Caroline is originally from Islandeady and has always been involved with farming. They have cattle as well as chickens, and occasionally pigs. Caroline also keeps bees. She has worked for several organisations in the UK, mainly in I.T., and looks after the business side of the brewery in addition to line cleaning duties and assisting in deliveries!
Iain is the brewer. He trained with Brewlab at the University of Sunderland beginning in 2009 and is also a member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, completing his IBD Diploma in Brewing (Dipl.Brew) in 2011.