How it all started
Since 1908, when Richard Loughran planted the first crop of barley at Clermont Farms in Ireland, the Loughran family has sought to create community by connecting the best farmers with the community. In 2014 James Loughran, a 7th generation barley farmer started Loughran Family Malt, with the idea of combining craft and culture.
The mission started by Richard Loughran continues today with Loughran Brewing Stores. By partnering with the world’s best farmers, maltsters and hop producers from around the world, we connect the farm to the glass. We strive to help brewers across Europe and the UK feel connected to the land and the people that grow the ingredients that make the perfect beer.
The brands that we represent along with the brewers that we connect them with are not just our partners, but are our friends.
Richard Loughran buys 40 acres and a house at Clermont Park, Haggarstown Dundalk.
Anthony Loughran (Richard Loughran's grandson) establishes Loughrans’ Stores Ltd.
Loughrans’ Stores Ltd begins grain intake from local farmers.
Loughran’s Stores Ltd secures contract to grow and supply malting barley for export. Malting barley is grown by 47 farmers across the North East to fulfil this contract.
Loughran’s Stores grain intake upgraded to handle increasing volumes of malting barley and other grains.
James Loughran (Richard Loughran's great grandson) travels to North America and experiences first hand the growth of the craft beer movement.
Loughran Family Malt established and first export order quickly secured.
Loughran Family Malt begins distributing Castle Malt’s products across Ireland.
Loughran Family Malt begins sourcing and distributing hops from the America and Germany.
Loughran Family Malt adds Bairds Malt and Crosby Hops to its portfolio.
Loughran Family Malt expand warehouse and add additional cold storage and ambient storage capacity.
Loughran Family Malt adds Fawcett Malting, Bestmaltz, One Circle (KeyKegs and UniKegs), Baywa Hops and Indie Hops to its portfolio of great brands.
Loughran Brewing Stores is established due to an increased need to to supply fantastic brewers with world class brands.
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