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Lonely Planet discovered Burren Brewery

The Irish Independent broke the news in May 2017 - Lonely Planet singled out three of the best Irish craft breweries in Ireland, and the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern is among them!

They write, "A Clare brewer has said he is “delighted and excited” after being labelled as being one of the world’s best by Lonely Planet." That would be Peter Curtin, of course.

Three Irish Breweries have been highlighted as amongst the best craft beer locations to visit across the world by the travel experts in a new book the world of craft beer, Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour.

The Burren Brewery, the smallest in Ireland, was listed as one of three craft breweries by Lonely Planet. When Peter set up the brewery in 2011, it was the latest of 18 breweries, and "the market has grown massively since then".

Read full article here




Burren Brewery and Kierans Kitchen on Beer Yeti.comPride of Place in article on
John Verling - May 2017

John Verling takes the reader onto a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to little villages and towns along the west coast of Ireland, and visits micro breweries and craft breweries on the way. 

He paid a visit to our award-winning gastro pub, the Roadisde Tavern, which houses the Burren Brewery and Kierans Kitchen. 

Read the full article here.




Food & Wine Roadside TavernFood & Wine Magazine
July 2014

In the July 2014 issue of the Food & Wine magazine, a lot of the Clare food businesses, hotels and restaurants are mentioned by Georgina Campbell in her special about the culinary delights that our county has to offer.

She didn't miss the Roadside Tavern and our Burren Brewery beers!

Georgina Campbell, well-known author and owner of the Ireland Guide website, has been writing a series of food reviews by counties, and in this month’s edition of the Food & Wine magazine, it was County Clare’s turn to be sussed out.


It becomes clear very quickly where the bulk of the food producing businesses is situated – i.e. in the north of the county. So it is not really surprising that this is the home of the Burren Food Trail considering that a lot of the  smoked salmon, ice cream and other food producing companies are situated in and around the Burren area of North Clare.

In another paragraph about Lisdoonvarna, Birgitta and Peter Curtin together with John and Martina Sheedy from Sheedy’s Country Hotel and Restaurant as well as Kate and Aidan McGrath from the Wild Honey Inn were mentioned as being instrumental in transforming Lisdoonvarna into a prime destination for food lovers.





The Guardian -
26 October 2013

A great article about microbreweries in Ireland! It starts like this:

"Craft beer in Ireland: 10 pubs and microbreweries to explore

Guinness sales may be down but Ireland's craft beer scene is blossoming. We pick some of the best brewpubs for sampling the new ales."

This is what The Guardian had to say about the Burren Brewery:

Run by the Curtin family since 1893, this boozer is in the heart of the village of Lisdoonvarna, near the Aran islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Its piano may be 113 years old but this isn't a pub stuck in the past. There's a New York graffiti-style mural by artist Jim Ricks and in 2011 an on-site microbrewery started turning out pints of Burren Gold, Burren Red and Burren Black.
• Kincora Road,, Burren Black €3.90


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New York Times -
28 August 2000

The following article written by Dan Barry has been published in the New York Times on 28 August 2000. We show here some extracts which refer to the Roadside Tavern. You can read the full article on the New York Times website.