About Cotton Ball Brewing Co.

The Beers

With the intention of providing our customers with greater choice and quality artisan beers, we founded the Cotton Ball Brewing Company in late 2013. The brewery consists of a five barrel brew house, four 800 litre ale fermenters, four 800 litre conical conditioning tanks and two 800 litre bottling/kegging tanks to date. Recently added was an automated bottling line, allowing us to beautifully bottle our craft beers and distribute them across the country to off licences and shops near you.

History

Humphrey J. Lynch was born in 1841 in Ballvourney, Co. Cork. He left for America at 15 years of age and settled in a town known as Byefield, which he later used in naming his estate Byefield house. After working there for two years with Joseph Longfellow, cousin to the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, he worked for a year in the ship yard at Newburyport until the American civil war broke out.

He was one of the first to enlist in the 4th U.S regiment light artillery battery. Having enlisted as a private, he came out a sergeant and was discharged in 1865. He served through 27 general engagements principally in the army of the southwest and along the Mississippi valley. After the war he worked for 14 years as a foreman of the picker room in Newburyport cotton mill. This would later inspire him for the name of a public house he purchased in Baile na Mbocht after returning to Ireland in 1870’s. In later years his travels in America would inspire the change of name from Baile na Mbocht to Mayfield, a town in which he once lived. He was known as a very progressive and forward thinking man and he embraced new technologies of the time. He was a firm believer in progression through change and adaptations. His dreams of continuous improvement are realised today in the establishment of the Cotton Ball Brewing Company in Mayfield, Cork City.

The Brewery

With the intention of providing our customers with greater choice and quality artisan beers, we founded the Cotton Ball Brewing Company in late 2013.

The brewery consists of a five barrel brew house, four 800 litre ale fermenters, four 800 litre conical conditioning tanks and two 800 litre bottling/kegging tanks to date. Recently added was an automated bottling line, allowing us to beautifully bottle our craft beers and distribute them across the country to off licences and shops near you.

Since our establishment, we have continuously aimed to provide the best quality craft beers to the public. We have not only seen our reach across Ireland but across the waters too! Here are some articles in which our brewery and our beers have received a special mention:

Beer of the Week: Cotton Ball Indian Summer
Enjoy the quality of Craft Beers
Get your beers sorted for Christmas
A guide to Cork City: plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants


Beers made by Cotton Ball Brewing Co.

Kerry Lane Pale Ale

English Pale Ale

Brewery Contact

Cotton Ball Brewing Co. Address

18 Old Youghal Road
Cork, Munster, Ireland

Phone Number

+353 21 450 3096

Send a Message

info@cottonball.ie