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LaoisToday Podcast: Paddy McDonald on setting up Laois’s first craft brewery, ongoing challenges and his hopes for the future

In this latest LaoisToday Podcast, we chat with Paddy McDonald, owner of Laois’s first craft brewery – 12 Acres in Killeshin.

Although he started out his working career as a Quantity Surveyor, he always had an interest in brewing and soon developed this into a business.

Initially he used a contract brewer in West Cork before building his own facility on the family farm in Killeshin.

He now supplies supermarkets, off licenses, hotels and bars all around Ireland and also exports to customers in France and Russia.

In this chat, he discusses the ongoing challenges, his hopes for the future and the thrill of securing a good deal.

You can listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or below on Soundcloud.

 

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.