I’m Bernard from Whitewater Brewery.
We are standing here in Castlewellan in our new brewery. Our brewery was completed in 2017 and we’re now trying to push into export markets. Our brewery started in 1996 on the family farm in Kilkeel. At that stage we weren’t really geared towards any export. In the last 12 months we have started to sell our beers abroad, more and
more. We’re now selling in Russia, we’re now selling in Spain and Italy and are currently looking at some new markets as well. In the next three months, we begin a
canning project. Now putting our beer and cans is going to open up different
markets for us abroad. Invest NI’s assistance has been very good in this.
Researching markets, meeting buyers, potential buyers and putting us
on a world stage. I’m hoping 2018 is going to be a great year for us. We’re looking into some new product development as well as excited to be beginning to put our beer into can. I’m hoping that the world is our oyster and we get into a lot more places and sell a lot more beer.