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Working hard to keep it pure and simple

Like all good things, it begins as a notion. With a delicious red ale in his head, Daire began experimenting on his home brew kit. Testing his recipe on a thirsty panel of friends and family, it wasn’t long until it was getting the thumbs up, inspiring his next notion – opening a brewery. Full of juicy citrus and tangerine flavours, we like to think of BRÚ Red Ale as our Founding Father. A lot has changed since then, but one thing stays the same, our love of brewing this tasty ale for everyone to enjoy. Whatever it takes... BRÚ Red Ale is a modern take on the traditional Irish Red Ale. Malty but full of Cascade and Golding's hop flavour, light on the palate.

Few would believe experimenting with a home brewing kit could lead to a winning recipe. But Daire had faith and carefully crafted this hearty, robust red ale, bursting with caramel and red berry. It was well received by a panel of international judges and received the Gold Medal at World Beer Awards 2016 and European Silver Medal at World Beer Awards 2015.

Everything including our friends and family has grown since then, but doing whatever it takes to brew award-winning ale is still en-grained in our DNA. 

Our lager is gluten free!

BRÚ Lager 4.2% ABV

Pure devotion to our craft. Brewing a tasty well-balanced lager is trickier than it seems. For Dave, discovering the right amount of hops became a bit of an obsession, a good one though. Taking six weeks to nurture his delicately balanced creation, there was still work to be done. He had one more thing to perfect. With no stomach for Barley, Dave's mother hadn’t enjoyed a beer in years. So being a good son he brewed his new creation gluten-free. With a crisp, clear and delicious full flavour, BRÚ Lager has won loads of awards and is fit for every son and their mum to enjoy. Whatever it takes... BRÚ Lager is a crisp refreshing lager brewed with Pale & Munich Malt blended together with Saaz and Cascade hops.

An award-winning beer so crisp, clear and delicious that it’s worthy of every mother’s son. 

Winner of 2016 World Beer Award Gold Medal for our Gluten Free Brú Lager
Winner of 2016 World Beer Award Gold Medal for our Gluten Free Brú Lager in Helles/Munchner lager category

Gold Medal at the World Beer Awards 2015

BRÚ Beers launched in the UK

Dave O'Hare

Here at BRÚ Brewery in Ireland we are excited to announce our UK launch in a few select London pubs. You can sample our DUBH stout and gluten free LAGER on keg and RED ale on cask at The Star of Bethnal Green, The Water Poet, Crown and Shuttle and The Scottish Stores.

BRÚ Dubh (Gaelic for black) will bring you back in time to how Irish Stout used to be enjoyed. Mixing techniques old and new, we have created a modern original with a sweet, smooth taste. Gold Medal at World Beer Awards 2016

BRÚ Lager (Gluten Free). Master brewer Dave O'Hare took up the challenge of creating a GF lager his mother (a beer loving coeliac) could enjoy. The result was a Czech style lager with a new world hop addition. There is no wheat in the lager. We use a sterile filtration to remove the gluten protein. A slow process but the end result is worth it. An award-winning beer so crisp, clear and delicious that it’s worthy of every mother’s son. Winner of 2016 World Beer Award Gold Medal for our Gluten Free Brú Lager in Helles/Munchner lager category

RED ALE. A hearty, robust red ale. Brewed originally for judging by friends and family. It was equally well received by a panel of international judges. Gold Medal at World Beer Awards 2016 & European Silver Medal at World Beer Awards 2015.

We endeavor to bring you the very best Irish craft beer. The guys at BRÚ worked tirelessly pursuing their founding goal ‘to brew quality hand crafted accessible craft beer'. We hope you enjoy every drop.

Slaínte

New Brú Brewery

Our new fully manned 80 hecto litre brewery is working great. We are delighted to have the space & capacity to bring our hand crafted beers to the market.

Since the business was founded in 2013, in Trim Co. Meath, Brú Brewery has been no stranger to success, as past winners of “Meath Business of the Year” and “International Business of the Year”. The Brú range of Craft Beers, which recently won three prestigious World Beer Awards, are available in many pubs nationwide as well as on shelves in Supervalu, Tesco, Centra, Dunnes Stores and in all leading off-licences.

For updates please follow Brú Brewery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Picaroons meets Brú

We welcomed the guys from Canadian brewery Picaroons to our brewery in Co. Meath recently. We loved this collaboration as It was our first time using Canadian maple syrup & Irish whiskey oak chips.

The brew had been developed by our master brewer Kev Ryan & Picaroons master brewer Iain. They had brewed some beer using Irish whiskey we sent them earlier this year and they returned with the finest Canadian maple syrup and whiskey oak chips. The beer will be nitrogenated so it's silky smooth & should be finished soon and pouring by Christmas. 

A match made in craft beer heaven. 

Picaroons meets Brú

Picaroons meets Brú