The Porterhouse in Temple Bar opened in 1996 as Dublin's first pub brewery. Ireland then (and now, arguably) was a beer desert and being the cheeky chappies that we are, we managed to gain maximum publicity by naming a beer Weiserbuddy (you'd be a wiser buddy to drink this beer) and Probably, the best lager in the world.
This created much amusement and threatened litigation from some of the biggest players
in the drinks industry. Indeed amongst the publican fraternity, bets were taken as to how long a bar could last without mainstream beers. Well, all these years later we are still producing some of the best beers you will ever put to your lips. There is a realisation that not everyone wants the mainstream.
If you think about it, it's not rocket science. Give the public some great beers to taste that we brew ourselves, the largest selection in Ireland of world classic beers and on top of that a healthy dollop of great live music, 7 nights a week. Traditional music sessions at the weekends and when you get hungry, some of the finest pub grub in Ireland. For some strange reason, perhaps it's not a coincidence we happen to like good beer, good music and good food, so why not test us out!