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Franciscan Well Brewery

The Franciscan Well Brewery was founded in 1998 on the North Mall in Cork City and is built on the site of an old Franciscan Monastery and Well, dating back to the year 1219. Legend has it that the water from the well has miraculous and curative properties and people would come from afar to drink from it.

The Brewery has combined modern technology with an old age tradition in forming classic beer styles including lager, ale, stout and wheat beer. All the beers brewed at the Franciscan Well are natural, and do not contain any chemical additives or preservatives and are made with the best ingredients.

Franciscan Beers

The Franciscan Well brews 4 core beers onsite at the Brewpub:

Rebel Red 4.3% ABV

Rebel Red is the number 1 selling craft beer in Ireland. This Irish red ale with malt overtones tastes fruity and caramel-like and has a sweet finish. Rebel Red is said to be the son of the ‘Rebel County’.

Friar Weisse 4.7% ABV

The fresh banana and clove taste of this drink smells of fresh limes and leaves a citric and zesty taste in your mouth. This German-style wheat beer is unfiltered and tastes divine.

Shandon Stout 4.3% ABV

With the aromas of a smoked roasted chocolate and full of body this dry stout leaves a creamy taste in your mouth with a small lingering taste of bitterness. This stout is said to be full of Irish Character and is named after a famous Cork landmark, Shandon Steeple.

Chieftain IPA 5.5% ABV

Full of citrus aromas this pale ale will leave a slightly bitter taste in your mouth but is evenly balanced by the sweetness throughout the drink. The drink will leave your mouth feeling fresh and awakened.

Though you may find Franciscan Well’s beers at various pubs around Ireland (for example, at The Gingerman in Dublin), the best way to experience their brews is at the actual Brewpub in Cork. The Brewpub houses three serving vessels located directly behind the bar which dispense the beer to the taps. The tanks, which hold 300 gallons each, offer the beer drinker a unique setting in which to enjoy the craft brewed beer.

The Franciscan Well Brewery has received over 30 awards since 2013, ranging from gold to bronze, recognised worldwide including many World Beer Awards.

Hotel Near Franciscan Well Brewery

If you require a hotel near the Franciscan Well Brewery, then Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is the perfect hotel to choose, offering luxury accommodation, fine dining and great value rates, this hotel is exactly what you need after an evening at the brewery.


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