At Clonakilty Brewing Company, it’s all about The Beer! We have put a lot of work and effort into honing our beers and are very proud of what we have produced. We have a core range of three beers; Tojo American Pale Ale, Smuggler Irish Porter and Inchydoney Blond Belgian Wit. You can learn more about them below and find them at these wonderful stockists.
TOJO American Pale Ale
A refreshing pale ale with a big hoppy head and a long finish. An excellent start to a good meal or to enjoy by itself.
Tojo was the beloved monkey mascot and crew member of T’aint a Bird, an American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. The bomber made an emergency landing at Clonakilty in 1942, on route from Morocco to England. Sadly, Tojo died, reputedly due to the hospitality of the locals, was given an Irish wake and buried with full military honours. Today a bronze statue of Tojo at O’Donovans Hotel commemorates this unusual event.
SMUGGLER Irish Porter
A dark, rich and refreshing porter with notes of coffee and chocolate. It goes well with dark meats, rich desserts and chocolate, and is delicious and satisfying on its own.
Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017 Bronze Medal winner
The Deasy family brewed beer in Clonakilty (known as the brewery town) for almost 200 years, including the famous Clonakilty Wrastler. The Deasys also had a legendary reputation as successful smugglers along the dramatic and rugged coast of West Cork. We have brewed Smuggler Irish Porter as a tribute to the Clonakilty brewing legacy for you to enjoy.
INCHYDONEY BLOND Belgian Wit
A light and crisp Belgian Wit with refreshing citrus notes and is an excellent accompaniment to fish dishes, Summer salads and light cheeses
Inchydoney Island is steeped in history. From the Battle of Clonakilty in 1642, when fleeing Irish forces drowned while trying to find refuge on the island, to the story of the appearance of the Virgin Mary on the headland immortalised in Jeremiah J. Callanan’s poem The Virgin Mary’s Bank. No longer an island but joined to the mainland by causeways, Inchydoney’s golden beaches are a haven for surfers and inspired our crisp blonde refreshing beer for long Summer days and BBQ’s.