Our History

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Loughran Family Malt supply craft brewers with the best possible ingredients needed to make amazing beer. We grow some of these ingredients here, on our family’s farm, the rest are sourced from our trusted suppliers across the world. Since 1908, six generations of the Loughran Family have farmed Clermont Farm, with 2017 seeing us grow our 109th crop of barley. Unlike many other parts of the world our growing season is:

  • Long (March-Sept)

  • Cool ( 40-70F/ 5-15C)

  • Has many long days (19 hours/day in June)

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Because of this our plants grow slowly, evenly and stress free producing fantastic malting barley with large plump kernels, packed full of flavour and low in protein; perfect for making rich flavoursome beer, with great body and mouthfeel. The rich and fertile soils of our farm which help us to produce our great barley, is situated near the foot of the Cooley Mountains; an area steeped in ancient Celtic mythology & legend. There is no other place in Ireland which can boast such a richness and diversity of myth and legend, of folklore and story. This is the land of the great Celtic warrior Cuchulainn who stained our soil forever-red with the blood of an invading horde. This is the home of the mystical Brown Bull of Cooley who enriched the soils of our land. His capture is told in the greatest epic story in Irish Celtic mythology: The Tain, which is set here, on these lands.

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We understand that the needs of craft brewers are unique and that is why we always strive to be as flexible as possible. If you need your malt crushed we will crush it for you fresh, only when you order. We also offer a range of delivery terms to suit your requirements. Because we stock both our own base malts and a full range of brewing ingredients from other suppliers we are able to supply all of your malt needs from right here from our farm, saving you both time and money.

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You as a Craft Brewer can new get an Irish Malt that has History, Tradition, Uniqueness and a Strong Sense of Place. Exactly what every craft beer drinker desires, helping to make your beer more distinctive to your customer. Our Irish Malt combines culture with craft. Craft beer drinkers love to know the story behind their pint. Give your customers an added taste of Irish heritage and let them decide for themselves if the blood split by Cuchulainn and the soil enriched by the Brown Bull of Cooley real does help produce Ireland’s greatest Malt.

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