Ballykilcavan Brewing Company was founded in 2016 and is based at Ballykilcavan farm near Stradbally in Co Laois. The farm has been the home of the Walsh family since 1639 and David and Lisa are the 13th generation to live and work there. The family has been growing malting barley for at least 100 years, and have now established a craft brewery where all the beers are made with barley and water sourced from the farm.
The company produces a range of core beers along with seasonal and one-off specials, including their annual fresh hopped ale which is brewing using hops sourced exclusively from the Ballykilcavan hop garden. Current stockists are independent off-licences, SuperValu stores, bars hotels and restaurants throughout Leinster. The beers are also exported to France and Italy.
The company has a strong focus on sustainability and are Gold status members of Origin Green, one of only two breweries nationally in 2023 to achieve this highest level. The company has also won 6 national sustainability awards over the last two years.