March 2015 on Newstalk 106-108fm, Rise of the
Brew chronicles the current Irish craft beer
renaissance and tells the story of just some of
the characters behind this micro brewery revolution.
Brewing in Ireland is a tradition that stretches
back to the first farmers but today we have more
small craft breweries setting up in towns and open
countryside than at any time since the 1900s. And
over half of those are only in existence since 2013.
In this captivating radio hour, Mary Brophy meets
the pioneer brewers as they establish new brands,
attempt to convert traditional drinkers to distinctive
flavours and take their micro breweries to the next