The Western Herd brewery stands on a picturesque hilltop farm in a converted shed built over 80 years ago by our great-grandfather.
We are a brother sister team brewing beer the way nature intended. Our great, great, great, great, great, grandfather farmed the land where our brewery now stands. Every time we would visit the farm growing up we would think ‘if only we could bottle this’!!! We aspire to brew beers that embody the charm and character of this idyllic hilltop farm on the west coast of Ireland.
Adam swapped the west coast of America for the west coast of Ireland to take up the role of our master brewer extraordinaire. All the way from Chicago via Seattle, Adam started brewing in his kitchen sink while in college and spent his time since learning and perfecting his craft. He is a professionally trained brewer having studied in the US and Germany. Bringing with him over 10 years brewing experience, Adam oversees everything from kettle to keg.
Michael is a civil engineer by profession but rather than move abroad like many others when the recession hit, he turned to managing a busy Dublin bar. Working in the bar, he could see first hand how the industry was changing. He was always a keen home brewer and after many experimental batches and a lot of market research / drinking sessions, Western Herd was born. Now Michael keeps a close eye on the brewery operations and developing new beers.
Maeve spent several years working in Luxembourg after her job in finance in Dublin was outsourced. During this time she developed a keen fondness for the various European beer styles with the beer hubs of Germany and Belgium on her doorstep. So when Michael suggested opening a brewery, she quickly got on board putting a business plan together. Maeve takes care of marketing and business development.