Hilden Brewery is a family run microbrewery based in Hilden, near Lisburn in county Antrim.
This small family business has been producing award winning beers since 1981 and was somewhat of a revolution in Ireland as it was the first brewery to reintroduce real ale and consequently is Ireland’s oldest independent brewery.
In the 1990s a Visitor Centre and Restaurant was developed as a shop window for the brewery beers. The brewery is managed by Owen Scullion, a qualified and full time brewer, who joined the business in 2005.
In January 2014 the company announced a significant investment in its production facilities to grow sales of its award winning range of beers abroad by installing a new automated bottling line and increasing storage capacity.
The expansion includes the development of a new bottling hall for the automated line as well as offices and a gift shop adjacent to a testing hall that will be used for beer tasting following the brewery tour. Conference facilities are also planned.
The company also runs Northern Ireland’s only annual beer and music festival.
Hilden’s range includes:
The Belfast Quarters’: brewed to celebrate some of the City’s most historic and renowned areas and comprise the Titanic Quarter, Cathedral Quarter and Queen’s Quarter beers
Twisted Hop: a new Irish classic with lots of aroma, bitterness and hop flavour. It is a strong premium pale ale, made with late Galaxy hops from Australia, which pack a powerful punch. Then balanced with plenty of Brewer’s Gold from Germany, this ale is all about the hops
Headless Dog Ale
Molly’s Chocolate Stout
Belfast Blonde Lager
May 2017 - Hilden Brewery is named in the Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour
Great Taste Awards 2015: One Gold star each for Buck's Head, Headless Dog & Hilden Halt
June 2015: Hilden Irish Stout listed among the Top 10 British Beers ahead of the annual Beer Day Britain celebration
Britain’s 2014 Beer Sommelier of the Year, as a “mature tasting stout, with a tasty combination of roasted barley and hops give a full - bodied chocolate and coffee flavour
Dublin Beer and Cider Championships 2015: Silver medal for Hilden’s Irish Stout
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