Beamish and Crawford Brewery Complex

Beamish and Crawford Brewery Complex

Adjacent South Gate Bridge was the world-famous Beamish and Crawford brewery. This site is now effectively derelict.
William Murphy

Beamish and Crawford is the longest-established brewery in Cork, Ireland. Established in 1792 by William Beamish and William Crawford on the site of an existing porter brewery, it has had a number of owners over the centuries. These have included Carling O'Keefe, Elders IXL, Scottish & Newcastle, and (most recently) Heineken International.

In December 2008 it was announced that the Beamish & Crawford brewery was to close in March 2009 with the loss of 120 jobs. The production was moved to the nearby Heineken Brewery (previously Murphy's), with about 40 of the Beamish staff moved to Heineken.

The brewery buildings (including the Tudor fronted "counting house") are still situated in the heart of Cork's medieval city, close to the site of the city's South Gate.

The brewery's flagship product is Beamish stout.
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