Northern Ireland’s Commercial Breweries and Brands

37 at the last update (December 2021)

30 breweries and 7 contract brands

(Only referencing operating breweries and brands since this blog’s creation in 2013)
BREWERIES

  • 1. Hilden – Hilden, Co Antrim. Est 1981
  • 2. Whitewater – 25% owned by C&C/Tennent’s. 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
  • Pokertree – Carrickmore, Co Tyrone 2013-2018
  • Red Hand @ The Brewers House restaurant – Donaghmore, Co Tyrone 2013-2018 
  • 6. Farmageddon – Ballygowan, Co Down. Est 2014
  • 7. Hercules/Yardsman – Belfast. Est 2014
  • Hillstown – Ahoghill, Co Antrim. 2014-2021
  • Glens of Antrim– Murlough, Co Antrim. 2014-2019
  • 8. Northbound – Campsie, Co L’Derry. Est 2014
  • 9. Walled City – Brewpub/restaurant, Ebrington, Derry/Londonderry. Est 2014
  • Station Works/Foxes Rock – Alltech owned 2014-2018 Now in Dundalk, Republic of Ireland
  • Barrahooley – Co-located at Hillstown, Co Antrim. 2015-2019
  • 10. Knockout – Belfast. Est 2015
  • 11. Boundary – Belfast. Est 2015
  • 12. Lacada – Portrush, Co Antrim. Est 2015
  • 13. Mourne Mountains – Warrenpoint, Co Down. Est 2015
  • Maltmeister, Bangor, Co Down. 2015-2016
  • 14. O’Connor Craft – Faughanvale, Co L’Derry. Est 2015
  • 15. Black Mountain @ The Speckled Hen brewpub/restaurant – Derriaghy, Co. Antrim Est 2016
  • 16. Bullhouse – Belfast. Est 2016
  • 17. Heaney Farmhouse – Bellaghy, Co. L/Derry. Est 2016
  • 18. Beer Hut – Kilkeel, Co Down. Est 2017
  • 19. MashDown – Banbridge, Co Down. Est 2018
  • 20. Baronscourt – Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. Est 2018
  • 21. Lecale – Ardglass, Co. Down. Est 2018
  • 22. McCrackens – Portadown, Co. Armagh. Est 2018
  • 23. Rough Brothers, Derry/Londonderry. Est 2019
  • 24. Norn Iron Brew Co – Dunmurry, Co. Antrim. Est 2019
  • 25. Modest – Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Est 2019
  • 26. Twisted Kettle – Donaghadee, Co. Down. Est 2019
  • 27. Spade Town – Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Est 2019
  • 28. Armagh Brewing – Armagh. Est 2020
  • 29. Bell’s @ The Deer’s Head brewpub – Belfast. Est 2020
  • 30. Bloodline – Portglenone, Co. Antrim. Est 2020
  • 31. Our Brewery – Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Coming soon.
  • 32. Ormeau Brewing – Belfast. Coming soon.

CONTRACT BRANDS

  • 1. Clanconnel/McGraths – Contract brewed by Whitewater. Est 2008
  • 2. Clearsky – Contract brewed at Hilden, Co Antrim. Est 2013
  • Cloughmore – Contract brewed by Whitewater for Noreast Drinks. 2014-2019
  • Nightcap/Gallopers – Contract brewed by Sadlers, England. 2015-2018
  • 3. Sailortown – Contract brewed by Station Works for Drinksology. Est 2015
  • 4. Dopey Dick – Contract brewed by Hillstown. Est 2016. .
  • Fifth Quarter – Contract brewed by Hilden for Drinks Inc. 2017-2018
  • 5. Samuel’s Brewing – Contract brewed by Knockout. Est 2017
  • 6. Loopland – Contract brewed by Knockout. Est 2018
  • 7. Downstream – Contract brewed by Whitewater for Ireland Craft Beverages. Est 2018