Lacada is a community owned Co-Operative brewery based on the world famous North Coast of Ireland.
Lacada Brewery has its origins in a love of beer and brewing, a love of place, and a love of people.
It began with a father and son brewing together and grew to become a group of co-operative minded, good beer loving aficionados.
Anarres post Utopian Stout, our first beer in a 750ml bottle, is for sharing!
You can expect notes of molasses, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, raisins which will merge over time.
350 bottles have been numbered individually.
Truth be told, we’ve always been dreamers. The cooperative was born out of one of them. And in our dreams, there’s always been a rich silky stout.
It wasn’t an export stout. It wasn’t an imperial stout. It was a stout that took us to Utopia.
You know how we love a story about our locale here at Lacada, and the tales of Magnús Óláfsson, better known as Magnus Barefoot, are epic. The last King of Norway to die in battle abroad, landed on the silky sands of Portrush’s East Strand on a warm August day seeking provisions before returning home.
It was our fastest selling beer at the Portrush Beer and Food Festival. Then it became our first beer to sell 2 kegs at a single tap room. Then its first run in bottles sold out in 4 days. And we've had twice as many messages asking us where to get some as any of our other releases.
It's back! And the van is on the road as I type.
It's been 3 years since we received the keys to our premises, and got to work preparing our first three beers. Oh how we've grown, and we're so proud to be where we are now, with thanks to all of you co-owners, co-tipplers, co-volunteers, co-idea bringers.
To celebrate our 3rd Birthday we have 3 things to tell you… we're pretty excited.
With Escudos we wanted to pursue that 'holy grail' of brewers — a really hoppy, sessionable beer. We have done quite a few higher abv's beers over autumn and winter so we wanted to step that back a bit. We didn't go too low - it's 4.5% - and that enabled us to double dry hop it with Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic. Crucially, these are the new harvest (2017) hops so they're really fresh and punchy. There is a considerable grapefruit aroma and taste, amongst other tropical flavours.