Our story

A bit about us

Muckish Mountain Brewery

The sun always shines on Muckish Mountain.

We’re part of a new wave of Irish microbreweries producing craft beer and we’re based in the very most North Westerly part of Ireland – Creeslough, County Donegal.  Here’s our story.

After meeting and drinking our fair share of dodgy beer in London we left the bright lights and questionable drinking habits behind and are now sensibly raising our two boys back home in the beautiful Donegal countryside.

Having a proper beer with flavour and taste is much more important to us now. Like many others, we want to drink beer that’s interesting and fresh, something that’s not clocked up the air miles to reach us, and that hasn’t been mass produced on a soulless production line somewhere.

Brewing our own beer, via our very own Irish microbrewery, has long been our dream and, after redundancy forced us to stop dithering and start doing, here we are. Well, nearly.

Building our own brewery on the family farm takes time and, while we plough on with that, we’re contract brewing our beer via another Irish microbrewery, award winning Eight Degrees, in Co Cork.

Nowadays, from our window, we get to see Muckish Mountain every day. It’s a great sight and familiar to anyone who knows anything about Donegal. It’s also a great climb – a leisurely all dayer or a lung busting couple of hours – and is the size of three football pitches on top. Not that you can play football on top as the rocks are lethal.

With so much history and beauty about it the mountain makes for a great story. We’ve borrowed its name to hopefully tell ours.

Welcome to Muckish Mountain Brewery. Thanks for your interest.