O Brother Brewing is the brainchild of 3 brothers from Co. Wicklow, Ireland – Barry, Brian, and Paddy O’Neill. In December 2014 we swapped the 9-5 jobs for BEER, 24/7, set up our brewery down in Kilcoole… And we haven’t looked back since!
We set up our brewery with the clear intention to brew the very best in full-flavour beers, largely inspired by the big, hop-forward beers from the US which had always been our go-to styles, but with a determination to produce great beers across the range of styles. Great beer. No shortcuts!
Head Brewer Rich Barrett joined the O Brother team in 2016 after returning home from brewing in California and brought all his US brewing influences to the beer line up here. His youthful energy and an eagerness to push boundaries, and the precision, control and knowledge Iain had built up over a lifetime of brewing proved to be a brilliant match.
We passionately believe in learning and discovering and a large part of what we do here at O Brother Brewing is based around collaboration with like-minded people in areas that deeply interest us. We are always incredibly excited to delve into the worlds of local coffee importers and roasters, the incredible Irish music scene and of course the amazing artists that we work with on our labels. Naturally, we also love working with our fellow brewers and we’ve banged out some cool and interesting beers in collaboration with our friends in beer.
We have a core range of beers that we love to drink on a day-to-day basis, but we always have a few specials, one-offs, or collaborations in the pipeline, and there’s always something a bit special about these beers – be it in the can, ON the can, or who we worked with and what new discoveries we made along the road. Since the first batch of The Chancer APA went into the tanks in November 2014 we have brewed over 75 different beers, ranging from light summer ales, through Saisons, Belgian Rye PAs, and Coffee Porters to juicy pales, IPAs Double IPAs and Watermelon Wheats. We have collaborated with some other great breweries, artists, and artisan coffee roasters, and we have had an absolute blast doing it!