Cillian Fahey from Larkins Brewing Co in his Wicklow Brewhouse.
Larkins Brewing Company, based in Kilcoole, County Wicklow is an independent Irish family brewery headed up by Cillian Fahey. Named after his mother, the brewery applies the best of modern learnings to traditional brewing techniques to create great beers.
Feeling that there was a gap in the Irish market for great-tasting independent lagers, Cillian started experimenting in 2013 with home brewing in the kitchen of their family home. Fast-forward 5 years and the company has an impressive 35hl brewhouse with 10 fermentation vessels along with all the requisite bottling, canning, and kegging equipment.
While they produce a range of beers, they are the only brewery in Ireland innovating in the lager sector. Lager consumption in Ireland happens to account for 64% of the beer market by volume.
Crowe worked with Cillian and his family on establishing the business back in 2014. Our work, carried out by partner Neil Davitt and his team, has included:
- Advising on the appropriate company structure and incorporating the business
- Establishing a framework for compiling monthly management accounts
- Annual accounts compilation
- Ongoing compliance and tax advisory
Virtually everything to get them to this stage has been handled in-house, from funding to product development. Larkins have been successful in getting listed in over 160 including the national off licence chain O’Briens, as well as in SuperValu and Tesco. It’s a huge achievement for an owner-managed business.
Larkin Brewery is now ready to go to the next step and secure an external investor to fund further expansion. Congratulations to Cillian and his team with his achievements thus far and continued success into the future!
If you are interested in investing or would like to find out how you can work with Larkins contact client partner Neil Davitt.