Beamish & Crawford brewery to close

Heineken Ireland said:

“The high costs of operating two breweries in the city, difficulties associated with expansion at the Beamish & Crawford facility and excess brewing capacity at Heineken Ireland, makes the future of the Beamish & Crawford plant unsustainable.”

It’s a sad day really. Cork had two breweries in the city centre, not it will be one big brewery. I wonder what the site will be changed into, it is a perfect location for *thinking as imaginative property developer* as many shoebox apartments as we can squeeze behind the facade of the listed building.