Established in 2015, Dundalk Bay Brewery & Distillery, a 100% Irish owned, independent company founded by Spectac International. Sister company, Spectac International has over 30 years’ experience in creating bespoke breweries and distilleries for clients all over Ireland, UK and beyond. Our heritage in brewing and distilling stretches back to the 1700’s.
The idea for Dundalk Bay Brewery came about one day when the owners of Spectac International decided to take a leap of faith and build their own brewing and distilling company in Ireland, creating for themselves what they have delivered for many International clients over the decades.
And the rest is history and success….
Through our state-of-the-art facilities driven by robust technologies, we continue to meet market demands for our authentic, premium quality Irish spirits and beers, hand-crafted for excellence. We make exclusive, premium beers and spirits for some of Ireland’s biggest retailers and off-licenses. Our products can also be purchased directly through our online store.
Our brewery is a state-of-the-art 50HL fully automated Brewhouse with PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and can be controlled from an iPhone. We follow a unique process batch recipe driven technology for every brew, minimising loss and effectively controlling recipe solutions with accuracy.
Our facility is fitted with robust technologies and systems including,
We are the only brewery of its kind in Ireland to have such high-tech recipe driven procedures. We can brew twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and can achieve 5,000 litres in just one brew which can take as little as three hours.
Quality is paramount to our business here at Dundalk Bay Brewery. We strive to focus on quality and consistency from a top-down point of view across all aspects of our brewery and production processes and the result – a beer that is authentic and memorable!
Since 2015 we have been producing new beers for all tastes and flavours. From Lagers to Stouts to Ales, we make a unique range of beers that appeal to every taste, flavour, and palate.
Our Brewmaster beers are delicious, full of flavour and with tonnes of character. Our core range never goes out of style and is always a classic favourite to be enjoyed. We have already an established core portfolio of Brewmaster main range- our highly rewarded and recognised – Irish Lager, Irish IPA, Irish Red Ale and Black Irish Stout. We have also a range of special editions, including a range of Non-Alcoholic, Vegan friendly Lagers and beers to choose from, which we create in line with consumer trends and market demands.
Our Spirits Distillery is a bespoke 1000L Irish Copper Pot Still designed to enhance the flavours in our premium Gin and Vodka range. Our built-in botanical basket has been carefully manufactured to allow the right amount of botanical infusions in every batch of Gin, creating an exotic intensity. All our botanicals are natural, 100% organic and hand-picked. The product is heated using steam regeneration where possible in the process for a better carbon footprint. Our unique process allows us to control and monitor the quality of every batch we make at the distillery using romantic botanicals and zesty flavours complimenting the finished product. Our bottles are carefully labelled and filled by our dedicated team.
The renaissance of Irish Whiskey drinking has been embraced on a global scale and has made record breaking results around the world in terms of its growth. Hand crafted Irish whiskey has generated interest for its flavoursome, unique batches. Our Irish Whiskey Pot Stills are the only ones of their kind and have been manufactured in Dundalk, Ireland which is utterly unique to any other Distillery on the island, giving an entirely new meaning to the ‘Irishness’ of the Whiskey we produce. The lost skill of coppersmiths has been revived from the past into our workforce in Dundalk to create our authentic Irish Pot Stills. Our unique Triple distilling technique and advanced technology allows us to produce authentic and premium Irish Whiskey that is truly one-of-a-kind.
At Dundalk Bay Brewery and Distillery, we have heavily invested in our laboratory equipment for quality assurance for all our products. We test all our products in our robust laboratory carried out by qualified personnel to ensure consistency in product quality. We carry out quality control measures in line with food safety standards. Our attention to premium products is paramount to us and it is important that our products are stringently checked during every aspect of either brewing or distilling. We have different equipment at our facility for analysis, research and development, colour, and clarity, aging of products, and so on. Our sister company – Spectac International has extensive years of industry experience in brewing and distilling which gives us a unique competitive advantage for us in the market. If there is new product development or expansion, we work together with Spectac to bring forward timelines and develop systems in 1/2 of the time it would take competitors ready to go to market.
We are committed to a sustainable business and set the standards for breweries and distilleries operating all over Ireland to reduce waste, minimise carbon emissions and overall reducing their environmental impact.
Dundalk Bay Brewery and Distillery is a family-run company, by Tony and Faye Healy. Our talented team are highly driven and committed, all united by a common passion for producing premium quality beers, spirits and drinks.