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Peter Curtin set about starting up his own microbrewery featuring ales exclusively available at the Roadside Tavern and the adjoining Burren Storehouse, where great live gigs and performances go hand in glove with good local food and real ales.

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Burren Microbrewery

Burren Microbrewery

Available Exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse

The Burren Microbrewery produces a range of ales all available exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse. So you will have to go to Lisdoonvarna to taste them, and maybe meet the man who created them. Enjoy a pint of Burren Blonde, Gold, Red or Black by the fire in The Roadside Tavern, on a cold winter night when the wind is howling round the Wild Atlantic Way, and you’ll step back to an Ireland of old! Discover more about the Burren Microbrewery In Our Review Below

Roadside Tavern & Storehouse

The Roadside Tavern Gastropub

The Roadside Tavern - Gastropub

Step inside the cosy lounge and take a step back in time. The low ceilings and traditional polished wooden bar are still intact, and walls are adorned with pictures of musicians, that have played here on many a lively night. Wide selection of beers wines and spirits available. Tour groups welcomed, and combined visits to the Burren Smokehouse and pub arranged.
Burren Storehouse

The Storehouse - Music and Food Venue

The Burren Storehouse is the place for live music gigs, special events and great food. Homemade pizzas with a variety of toppings come straight from the built-in wood fired oven, while char-grilled local meats, fresh fish and shellfish are given the flame treatment on the charcoal grill. The menu changes every night, but it will always reflect the locality and the season with locally sourced ingredients like fish, shellfish, artisan local meats and poultry.

The Burren Smokehouse

cold smoked Irish Organic Salmon

Supplying Smoked Salmon All Over The World

This family-run business was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. The quality of their Smoked Salmon has grown exponentially from the pubs, hotels and restaurants in the Lisdoonvarna area to now supplying smoked salmon all over the world, within 48 hours. Carefully sourcing their quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel they control their own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify them.

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Smokehouse Specialities, Local Produce and Crafts

In the shop and the visitor centre, Birgitta points out superb cheeses like Burren Gold and Cooleeney, as well as all the Smokehouse's fish specialities, all the while cutting off slivers here and there for tasting. The shop here stocks honeys, chocolates and other sweet treats, teas, relishes and chutneys and jams.

Our Review of Burren Microbrewery

Peter Curtin has enough energy for ten people! The face of The Roadside Tavern, an historic traditional Irish pub in Lisdoovarna, Co. Clare, which has been in his family for decades, is also the co-owner with his wife Birgitta Curtin of the The Burren Smokehouse, just down the road. The pair have created a fabulous gastro pub and  multi award winning artisan production in this famous village,  and their smoked salmon and smoked locally caught wild fish is famous all over Ireland and far beyond. 

But as is the case with anyone who is already busy, running two businesses wasn’t enough for Peter to do! So he set about starting up his own microbrewery at the pub, featuring ales exclusively available here and the adjoining Burren Storehouse, where great live gigs and performances go hand in glove with good local food and real ales.  The Burren Microbrewery produces a range of ales. Burren Blonde could well be named after his beautiful Swedish wife Birgitta, for she is indeed a stunning blonde! A pale ale, full of character and aromatic malty tastes. Burren Gold is a crisp refreshing continental lager style beer, full of zesty notes and depth of flavour, to  knock mainstream lagers into a cocked hat! Burren Red has the colour to match it’s name. This a traditional ale with lightly spicy notes and the natural sweetness of a real ale.

Finding its niche with the regulars of The Roadside Tavern! Burren Black is a fine Irish stout to rival any of the well known brands. Dark full malty body,  topped with a velvety creamy head, this is the sort of stout  you dream of coming to Ireland to find!  Enjoy a pint of Burren Black  by the fire in The Roadside Tavern,  on a cold winter night when the wind is howling round the Wild Atlantic Way,  and you’ll step back to an Ireland of old!  Burren Microbrewery beers are available exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse. So  you will have to go to Lisdoonvarna to taste them, and maybe meet the man who created them. But it will be worth every step of the journey! Take our word for it!

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