With a three vessel 35HL Kaspar Schulz brewhouse at its heart and using traditional brewing methods, we use only the finest raw materials and Boyne Valley well water in all of our beers.
Our brewhouse has dual mash conversion/kettle with a separate lauter tun and whirlpool. We have average ferments of eight days and conditioning times of 14 - 21 days.
We bottle, can and keg all our beers in-house on the most sophisticated independently owned packaging lines in Ireland, to ensure consistency and the highest quality standards.
Our head brewer, Andrew Jorgensen is a New Zealander of Danish extraction. Jorgensen is a name with a proud brewing heritage and Andrew will neither confirm nor deny that he is related to the man who smuggled the original lager yeast out of Bohemia under a top hat. Andrew trained as a brewer at the renowned Heriot Watt International Centre for Brewing and Distilling near Edinburgh. He came to brewing late in life having previously taught philosophy.
Working alongside Andrew is Richard, who escaped academic philosophy at TCD some years ago to pursue his real passion, brewing. He was formerly the brewer at Craftworks, a small contract brewery in Dublin, where he had the opportunity to brew many different types of beer for many different companies, picking up several medals at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup along the way. Richard loves brewing (and drinking) all different types of beer, but he has a particular soft spot for the Belgians.
Drogheda has more than just a passing connection to brewing - at one time there were nine breweries in the region.
The most famous of these was Cairnes Brewery, founded in 1825 by William Cairnes. At its height Cairnes Brewery employed over two hundred workers and exported bottled stout all the way to America and the West Indies.
The gates closed for the final time in 1960 after being bought out by Guinness, bringing to an end nearly one hundred and forty years of brewing tradition in the area.
Boyne Brewhouse has started a new chapter in the brewing story of Drogheda.