Cork: Merchant City

Cork: Merchant City

Brewing & Distilling

Cork Porter Brewery Cash Book, 1793

In 1791 William Beamish and William Crawford bought the lease of a brewery and maltings in Cremer’s Square off South Main Street. They began porter production in 1792 and were highly successful: Beamish & Crawford’s Cork Porter Brewery was the largest brewery in Ireland until overtaken by Guinness in 1833. The brewery is still in existence.
(CCCA U18 Beamish & Crawford)

Cork Porter Brewery Cash Book

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