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Dempsey's Brewery (?) , Inchicore , Dublin 11 years 1 week ago #1

Does anybody knows this brewery ? Label looks for 1990s...
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Thank you very much 4 any ID.

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11 years 1 week ago #2

Can't see the pic, but this was an early ancestor of The Porterhouse. At the far end of the ground floor section of PH Temple Bar you'll find a team picture of the Dempsey's crew, with kegs and dray, including young Liam and Oliver.

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11 years 1 week ago #3

Thanks BeerNut for some info. That's small progres on my investigation.
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Here is link to this label :
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Or if somebody wants, I can send scan at e-mail. Label is from my collection.
Was that real brewery or maybe pub contracing, bottling and selling their own branch of beer at other brewery ? Something like TramCo Brewery pub now. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
Does anybody know where EXACTLY brewery was situaded ? <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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11 years 1 week ago #4

From the look of the photo, it was an actual real brewery turning out beer, not a pub. For the location, first place I'd be looking is Thom's directories from the early 1980s.

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11 years 1 week ago #5

An it look like they had an eye on the American market

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Dempsey's Brewery (?) , Inchicore , Dublin 4 years 8 months ago #6

I remember Dempsey's beer very well. It was an unfiltered English style ale/bitter. A light amber colour, lots of malt and a distinct but not aggressive hop finish with little bits of yeast often found in suspension letting you know you were drinking something 'Real'. As I recall, it was served from cask via a beer engine. Although only available in what seemed to be a select few outlets I was fortunate enough to have one of them close by to where I live, Fitzgerald's in Sandycove, South county Dublin. It was a refreshing change to be able to get a great alternative to the usual cold fizz of the time and Dempsey's lead the charge. It was a huge disappointment when it disappeared. If you visit Fitzgeralds which today sells a small selection of craft beers so it's worth a visit (en route to the Magpie in Dalkey), you can still see a Dempsey's mirror on a pillar near the bar. Shortly afterwards another (sadly no longer available) beer came on the scene in the form of Behan's No.1 Brew, a crisp, clean lager in the Bohemian Pilsner style. A truly fine example and it is a great shame that it didn't last as long as it deserved to. Both of these beers were ahead of their time and as such insufficient people in Ireland were willing to embrace them but those who did were richly rewarded.

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