In our ongoing quest to make Wicklow Wolf the alpha-beer in Ireland we’re delighted to announce a major investment in our brewery which will allow us to open a new, larger brewing site in Wicklow which will enable a 15-fold boost in production capacity. We currently supply 150 pubs and 550 off-licenses across the island and with this expansion it will be a whole lot more, plus allowing our wolves to roam around the world in US, Asia and Europe.
Since we first started brewing two years ago we’ve produced some real lip-smacking beers from our American Amber to the controversial Children of the Revolution and our Locavore range brewed with the hops we grow on our farm in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Our new brewery will allow us to continue to brew more great beers in even larger quantities to keep up with demand and we’re expanding our hop farm as well to match the extra production.
With this expansion comes 20 new jobs over five years and we’re proud to be doing our bit for the county.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, is one of the leading stakeholders in the deal. Our co-founder Quincey Fennelly said, “It’s not just about funding; the angel investors from the Food Syndicate have years of experience in the food and beverages industry. They’ll have a big role to play when we expand overseas, helping us to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that others before us have fallen into. Their knowledge and experience in manufacturing, distribution and international marketing will be of enormous value to the future of our business.”
Here’s to the future!