The Brewery

From home brewing kit to state-of-the art, fully automated brewhouse, Blacks Brewery is a testament to the passion of our team, quality and taste of our extensive range of craft beers, and all of our Blacks drinkers across the world! 

After creating our first craft beer from the garden shed, Sam & Maudeline knew that this was the path for them and our brewery in Kinsale was born.

In 2013 the dream began and a Dave Porter manually operated 2,000L brewhouse was installed. 

In the brewing world we class our working day as 12 hours. With our original Dave Porter system, it was a pretty labour intensive process and depending on the style of beer we were producing we could complete two brews per day.

In 2020 we invested in our brewery and installed a new, state-of-the-art, fully automated, steam powered brewhouse. While enabling us to increase our productivity and complete three brews per day, it has also reduced our carbon footprint due to its energy efficiency. 

This new system is produced by SSV Limited and is a four vessel brewhouse consisting of a mash tun, lauter tun, wort kettle and oversize whirlpool. 

With a capacity of 30HL, our chosen brewhouse system allows us greater flexibility to brew innovative beer styles, and maximises hop utilisation for added flavour and aroma.