metalman brewing

Tycor Business Centre, Tycor, Waterford City


Brewery Tours: Craft brewery tours, Cost €14
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Phone:+353 (0) 51 348 448

The Story

Gráinne and Tim, the founders of Metalman Brewing, have always enjoyed discovering new beer. Back in 2011, good beer was hard to find in Ireland, so they took a somewhat dramatic step to try and address that by quitting the rat-race and opening up their own brewery.

Back then in 2011, the first beer, Metalman Pale Ale, was brewed under contract in Tipperary before finally moving to their own Waterford city brewery in 2012. Metalman’s beers were available on draught only until the 2 struck again and in 2015 we finally got our hands on those colourful 330cl cans.

Back in December 2017, in another somewhat dramatic step to try and address the availability of good beer, they opened their first bar in Waterford city, and this gives them much more opportunity to engage with their customers.

In February and in homage to another Waterford institution, they released a hoppy session amber called Red Lead – you’ll have to ask the story behind that one when you’re in the Bar.  You might need some Blaager to accompany it!!!

By the way, the name of the brewery is inspired by a seafaring navigational aid called the Metalman which was erected in 1823 (and still stands) on Waterford’s Tramore coast.  Now there’s another question for the barman!

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Bus Bia bus tour meet the makers in Waterford

Bus Bia – visit the Waterford makers

September 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Meagher Quay, Meaghar Quay
Waterford, Waterford Ireland
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Hop on a bus and visit some of the food and drink makers of Waterford.  This food trail will bring you to meet the people who make so many things from beer to gin, blaas and breads, cheese or ice cream, there's a whole host of makers right here in Waterford. Take the opportunity to hop on a bus, either in Waterford city or Dungarvan town.  Each Wednesday the bus will bring you to 3 of our makers here in…

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Waterford Harvest Festival

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Apple Market, 6 John Street,
Waterford, Waterford X91 NT78 Ireland
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Eleven years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to shine the spotlight on the people who make good food great! From the humble blaa to the food from our fields, mountains and waters there’s something for every taste at the Waterford Harvest Festival. A staple on the nation’s culinary calendar, Waterford Harvest Festival, will fill the streets of Ireland’s oldest city with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city…

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