We’re an Irish brewery and we love beer, so it’s why we brew it and why we drink it. And we know you do too, that’s probably why you are here, right? Learning about your new favourite brewery, perhaps reading up about a beer you are drinking right now or simply because you heard we make comics and want to check it out. Whatever the reason, we’re glad you swung by.
YellowBelly poured their first pint in May 2015, but the idea was born long before that. The founders of the brewery Nicky and Simon Lambert attended a brewing course in Manchester in 2009, and from then on the dream of opening a brewery on the site of their family pub began. Their first aim was to turn their pub into a craft beer destination in the heart of Wexford Town. Focusing on Irish Craft Beer & Spirits they quickly built up an exciting range of quality Irish products and went about changing the tastes of locals and enticing tourists into their pub. With a market established they set about work on their own 200 litre nano brewery in the basement of the pub. This work began in 2013, converting old store rooms into a semi-automated brewery, built using reconditioned tanks and a bit of local sweat and knowledge.
The First Batches
The fruits of that labour were a 200 litre Brewhouse capable of producing 20 kegs a week split across 3 products. A pale ale, lager and a special. This weekly special quickly put YellowBelly on the map. Under the stewardship of Head Brewer Declan Nixon over 100 unique beers were produced in our first year, with Simons Lambert & Sons being the only outlet to get your hands on them. Some of these early beers include the likes of Castaway and Citra which have become staples of the brewery throughout its history.