Every Brewery has a birth place and a history no matter where it may relocate to or when it eventually closes its doors for good. Beamish and Crawford in Ireland is one such brewery steeped in history and will long be remembered in the hearts of people in Cork City and County. Since 1972 the Brewery has served the people of Cork with the rich creamy taste of their flagship stout ’Beamish’. The Brewery finally came to a close in 2009 and the decision was taken to transfer operations elsewhere. Beamish Stout remains on sale in parts of the country (mostly in the South) but it is still difficult to stare at the empty building that once was the heart of Cork.