Walled City Brewery
For eclectic local craft beers brewed on site, creative, locally sourced food, and a lively, fun-filled atmosphere, visit the multi-award-winning Walled City Brewery, at the end of the beautiful Peace Bridge.
In this bustling brewery, there’s a history lesson in every glass. Brewer James Huey’s imaginative craft beers include Boom, a pale ale referencing the 17th century Siege of Derry; Stitch, celebrating our once flourishing shirt factories; and a sour brew called Berexit (you can guess the origins of that one). There’s even a Sister Michael stout, in honour of the hugely successful Derry Girls TV comedy.
Opened in 2015, it’s Derry-Londonderry’s first craft brewery in a century, and the first in the country to have a fully operating brewery and accompanying restaurant in the same building. The food is as inspired as the beer. It champions local produce including the Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster (with the leftover shells used to make creamy Foyster oyster stout), Whiteoaks organic vegetables, and Grants pulled pork. “People are proud of this city and the journey its been on,” says James. The cocktails here are made with craft spirits, and there are no multinational beers available either, he adds. “There aren’t many places crazy enough to do that!”
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