Farmageddon The Story So Far.
Let me introduce you to Mark, Eoin, John, Rose, Sue, Aaron and Andrew - 7 friends who share a passion for martial arts, punk rock and good beer.
It was in the latter stages of 2013, when the group decided to expand on their passion for home brewing and put their creativity to the test. The experimenting of different flavours and combinations commenced and the results were pretty good. A few batches of 'moonshine market research' and a LOT of sampling later and Farmageddon was born – a co-operatively owned craft brewery.
The name ‘Farmageddon’ came from late night chats about what would be needed to survive the Zombie apocalypse? The answer seemed simple, brewing your own beer and raising animals for food were at the top of that list. For the Co-op members, home brewing is part of a mutual interest of growing fruit and vegetables, foraging, rearing pigs, sheep and chickens and a general love of self-sufficiency.
Part of the initial market research activity included making enough beer for Eoin and Rose’s wedding which took place in the shed that was to become the brewery as it stands today. It went down a storm and not a drop was left – this cemented the plan to push forward and develop the range.
The core range is made up of 4 excellent beers – and a limited-edition beer is released every 6-8 weeks to keep it interesting. Local malt and the finest and rarest hops from around the globe are used in each brew, combining modern and traditional techniques to create beer that is innovative and exciting.
The Farmageddon beers contain no preservatives or fish by-products, making the range suitable for vegans. The belief system is craft beer, not chemical engineering, so the beer is unpasteurised and unfiltered – maximising and maintaining the flavours. Nothing goes to waste at Farmageddon HQ, the spent grain from the beer making process goes to feed the rare breed pigs on site and eventually the pigs feed the team!
Fast forward to present day – the range of beers continues to develop and grow and a few have even won some industry awards! Farmageddon is appearing on more and more shelves and bar taps with exciting plans in the pipeline.
For more information on the beers, the team, the brewery, or ideas for world domination, get in touch!