Trouble Brewing is a 100% Irish-owned and independent brewery, located in Kill, Co Kildare. Everything we do is driven by the desire to produce the highest quality, best tasting beer for our fellow beer lovers.
When we started making beer ten years ago, there were less than ten craft breweries in Ireland. From the get-go we set ourselves apart by brewing styles that no one else was producing. Take our now legendary Pumpkin Ale, a first for Ireland and brewed with pumpkins grown by our founder Paul’s mom Deirdre. We were also at the forefront of bringing the east coast pale ale style to these shores and we continue to push the boundaries with new styles. We mainly brew hop forward, session beers to be enjoyed by all, but we’re always happy to experiment — only a few ideas are too dumb.
All our beers are brewed with water from our own well and Irish malt — arguably the best in the world — forms the base of all our beers. We work with a number of partners to source the best and most interesting hops from around the world.
We are a small team of great people. Eugene takes care of business in the brewery, ensuring the beer consistently tastes great. And Damian takes care of business on the streets, getting that beer to you in a timely fashion and making sure it’s served in the best possible condition.
For our part, we are committed to paying a living wage (as a base minimum) and funding education and training programs to support everyone that helps us do what we do so well. The “we” in this scenario are owners Stephen Clinch and Brian Treacy. Brian jumped at the chance to join full-time in 2020 after building Lagunitas in Ireland for several years only to find himself unexpectedly working for Heineken. And me, Stephen — once described by the legend Seamus O’Hara as “the most cynical man in Irish craft beer” — I’m not nearly as grumpy as I look.