The Five Lamps Dublin Brewery and Visitor Centre has officially opened on Camden St, housed upstairs in the former Theatre De Luxe cinema.
This former cinema played host to the Theatre De Luxe in the early 20th century and also featured in scenes from The Commitments, and more recently was The Palace nightclub. While respecting its original features, the building has undergone a radical modernisation and transformation which includes a first floor dedicated to the Five Lamps brewery.
Five Lamps Master Brewer William Harvey will be based on-site brewing seasonal beers and will use the brewery as his experimental kitchen to grow, develop and perfect new Five Lamps beers.
Visitors to the new Five Lamps brewery will have the opportunity watch the Master Bewer as they works away as part of the new tour. Over 45 minutes, visitors will experience a slice of Dublin through old city tales as well as a viewing of A Love Letter to Dublin, a short film starring Imelda May, who shares a portrayal of what it means to be a Dubliner in Ireland today. The tour finishes with a beer tasting of the full Five Lamps range.
The Five Lamps Brewery also features a gift shop which will be selling branded merchandise and Dublin-themed memorabilia.
Ross Bissett, General Manager of the Five Lamps Dublin Brewery, commented: “As The Beer of Dublin, we are delighted to create a Five Lamps Dublin Brewery and Visitor Centre in the heart of the city. Here, in our spiritual home, visitors will experience the culture, heritage and authenticity of Five Lamps. This is an appropriate setting for us to welcome visitors and share our story, showcase our passion for handcrafted brewing and experience the authenticity of Five Lamps.”
Five Lamps Master Brewer, William Harvey, added: “It’s an exciting prospect to share my love for Five Lamps and handcrafted beer, which for me has long been a vocation. Quintessentially of Dublin and experienced through such an original brewery tour, visitors will leave with a deeper understanding of Five Lamps; the ingredients beyond the barley, yeast and hops, and a gain a greater appreciation for the skill, inspiration and dedication that goes into creating our beer.”