Northern Ireland’s Breweries

35 at the last update (March 2018)

24 breweries, 8 contracts and 3 brewpubs.

BREWERIES

  • 1. Hilden – Hilden, Co Antrim. Est 1981
  • 2. Whitewater – 25% owned by C&C. Castlewellan, Co Down. Est 1996
  • 3. *Fermanagh Beer Company/Inishmacsaint – Derrygonnelly, Co Fermanagh. Est 2010
  • 4. Ards – Greyabbey, Co Down Est 2011
  • 5. Sheelin – Bellanaleck, Co Fermanagh. Est 2013 (Occasional production)
  • 6. Pokertree – Carrickmore, Co Tyrone. Est 2013 (Occasional production)
  • 7. Farmageddon Co-op – Ballygowan, Co Down. Est 2014
  • 8. Hercules/Yardsman – Belfast. Est 2014
  • 9. Hillstown – Ahoghill, Co Antrim. Est 2014
  • 10. Glens of Antrim– Murlough, Co Antrim. Est 2014
  • 11. Northbound – Campsie, Co L’Derry. Est 2014
  • 12. Station Works/Foxes Rock – Alltech owned. Based in Newry, Co Down. Est 2014
  • 13. BarrahooleyCuckoo brewery now at Hillstown, Co Antrim. Est 2015
  • 14. Knockout – Belfast. Est 2015
  • 15. Boundary Co-op – Belfast. Est 2015
  • 16. Lacada Co-op – Portrush, Co Antrim. Est 2015
  • 17. Mourne Mountains – Warrenpoint, Co Down. Est 2015
  • Maltmeister, Bangor, Co Down. 2015 to 2016
  • 18. O’Connor Craft – Faughanvale, Co L’Derry. Est 2015
  • 19. Bullhouse – Newtownards, Co Down. Est 2016
  • 20. **Dopey Dick – Derry/Londonderry. Est 2016
  • 21. Heaney Farmhouse – Co-located at Boundary. Est 2016
  • 22. Beer Hut – Kilkeel, Co Down. Est 2017
  • 23. MashDown – Banbridge, Co Down. Est 2018
  • 24. Baronscourt – Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. Est 2018

Coming soon –

Twisted Kettle, Donaghadee; Norn Iron Brewing, Belfast; Red Bay Brewing, Cushendall.

CONTRACTS

  • 1. Clanconnel/McGraths – Contract brewed by Rye River, Co Kildare. Est 2008
  • 2. Clearsky – Contract brewed at Hilden, Co Antrim. Est 2013
  • 3. Cloughmore – Contract brewed by Whitewater for Noreast Drinks. Est 2014
  • 4. Nightcap/Gallopers – Contract brewed by Sadlers, England. Est 2015
  • 5. Sailortown – Contract brewed by Carrig, Co. Leitrim for Drinksology. Est 2015
  • 6. Fifth Quarter – Contract brewed by Hilden for Drinks Inc. Est 2017
  • 7. Samuel’s Brewing – Contract brewed by Knockout. Est 2017
  • 8. Loopland – Contract brewed by Knockout. Est 2018

BREWPUBS

  • 1. The Brewer’s House – Brewpub/restaurant, Donaghmore, Co Tyrone. Site of Red Hand Brewery. Est 2013
  • 2. Walled City Brewery – Brewpub/restaurant, Ebrington, Derry/Londonderry. Est 2014
  • Brewbot – Brewpub, Belfast. 2015-2017
  • 3. The Speckled Hen – Brewpub/restaurant, Derriaghy, Co Antrim. Site of Black Mountain Brewery. Est 2016
  • 4. *Old Pal’s Bar – Brewpub, Derrygonnelly, Co Fermanagh. Site of Fermanagh Beer Company. Est 2010
* Fermanagh Beer Company/Old Pal’s Bar is listed twice as it’s the only brewpub where its beer is also sold outside of the bar.
**Dopey Dick is listed as a brewery here but its beers can only be found on tap at the Grand Central bar and Guildhall Taphouse in L’Derry. However, the beers are not brewed in the pubs but on the edge of the city.
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