“The increased brewing and storage capabilities of the new site will give us the flexibility to produce and experiment further with flavour variation,” said head brewer and director at Porterhouse Peter Mosley.
“We can create limited editions and seasonal brews which will appeal to a wider audience of beer drinkers, whilst still meeting the demands for our core and already established beers.”
Porterhouse planned to include a visitor centre at the brewery, based on examples in the US. It will include an events space for hosting live music, parties, street food markets and corporate functions.
Hub for innovation
The brewery would serve as a hub for innovation, said Porterhouse. The first new release from the site will be the Porterhouse Bounty Hunter – a beer created on the back of an internal competition.
Commenting on the new brewery, co-founder Liam LaHart added: “Using the new site to produce the Porterhouse Beer Project beer we are putting our Porterhouse family members (our employees) at the heart, getting them to design their own beer from brewery to first pour.
“We are a family-run business and we want our passion to be reflected company-wide whether you are based in an office or a bar. It’s integral to who we are.”
Established in 1989 by LaHart and the late Oliver Hughes, Porterhouse started life as a bar that specialised in importing beers from around the world.
In 1996 it opened Ireland’s first brewpub, The Porterhouse in Temple Bar, and in 2017 Porterhouse Brewing Company launched as a brand internationally.
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