The Co-op comprises 7 friends who know each other either from the martial arts or punk rock scene in Belfast. For the Co-op members, home brewing is part of a mutual interest of growing fruit and vegetables, foraging, rearing pigs and chickens and a general love of self sufficiency.
The brewery itself is situated on 5 acres of land where we have 360 Cider apple and Perry pear trees, 10 pigs, 5 chickens, 4 dogs, 1 goat, fruit and veg plots and a bee hive! The trees are in their infancy and we are hoping in the coming years to have a line of Farmageddon Cider and Perry from these ancient breeds. The bees will help to pollinate all the plants.
Part of our ethos is the promotion of small local businesses and as we develop we would like to reduce our carbon footprint with the use of solar power.
Our beer contains no preservatives or fish by-products and we use natural carrigan from Strangford Lough as an alternative also making it suitable for vegans.
We believe in craft beer not chemical engineering, so the beer is unpasteurised and unfiltered as this can strip out flavour. To reduce our brewing by-products our spent grain feeds our pigs and eventually the pigs feed us. Show Less