9 White Deer was brought about by two people, Gordon Lucey and Don O’Leary, both with a passion for quality beer and both with a lot of experience in all aspects of beer from growing barley to front of house customer experience and everything inbetween.
Gordon’s backround is of a Marine Engineer, he spent over 15 years at sea, came ashore and started an Engineering Business. While all that time traveling the globe it became obvious Ireland had a big beer problem, the rest of the world had choice, most towns had a different beer but back at home, every pub in Ireland had the same 4-5 taps on the counter. With a lack of options he built a semi automated stainless steel nano brewery and found a passion, making great beer is just as good as drinking it, that was back in 1999 when he first began brewing at home, he has since become a qualified brewer and made a lot of great beers.
Don has been in the licensed trade for many years now, starting out taking over run down premises and turning them into the busiest bar in town, then taking over the most famous pub between Cork and Kerry, The Mills Inn and doing the same, now a multiple award winning pub, restaurant and hotel. He has accomplished this by giving the customer what they want, quality, in every aspect of the business. In light of this Don is a respected publican with a special interest in beers made with passion. Don is the person who brings 9 White Deer to the purveyors and lovers of Irish craft beer. Show Less