LINEMAN was setup in 2019 and was a long-planned project of founder/owner/brewer Mark Lucey. Having been obsessed with beer and heavily involved in homebrewing for all his adult life, it was always an ambition to open a brewery or have a commercial brewing project that would allow him to produce a diverse range of beer. Stouts, Belgians, IPAs and Mixed Fermentations. Mark released his first commercial beer, a grisette called First Light, in August 2019.
It soon became a proper husband and wife team when Vivienne joined shortly before the first beers were released. Being a graphic designer with lots of commercial experience she was able to bring the look for Lineman together just in time for their beers to be released. Vivienne produces all our artwork and is looks after marketing.
The name LINEMAN is a tribute to Vivienne’s dad who had worked as a lineman in the rural electrification project of 1950’s Ireland. It captures the honesty of effort and sense of adventure that our brewery is built on.