The Sheelin Brewery, situated in the Irish village of Bellanaleck, was established by Brewer and Chemist, Doctor George Cathcart. The brewery employs age-old brewing methods to craft artisan Irish beer of the highest quality.


Our master brewer, Dr. George Cathcart began his love of food and drink early, growing up in the environment of the restaurant known as The Sheelin, which has been in his family for three generations. George followed an education in the sciences, and is qualified as a pharmaceutical chemist. His doctorate and research in biomolecular sciences and medicinal chemistry led him to begin a career in academic research. In the course of his work, however, he picked up expertise in the two sciences of enzymology and microbiology. This scientific expertise, along with a deep seated love of food and drink, was the fortunate combination from which an interest in brewing beer emerged. As his passion for beer grew over the years, The Sheelin Brewery was born, and today it produces hand crafted beer that is the result of this passion for the art and science of brewing.


Our flagship brew, Sheelin Blonde Ale, is a hand crafted Irish Blonde Ale with a pale colour, a smooth clean taste, and a crisp refreshing hop flavour.