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Belfast brewer toasts a glorious double

By Staff Reporter

Published 29/08/2016

A Belfast brewery has walked away with two medals at a international beer competition.

Yardsman Lager, which is produced by the Hercules Brewing Company, took a gold medal at the World Beer Challenge 2016 in Portugal.

And it also won a silver medal for its Yardsman Belfast Pale Ale brand.

The Hercules Brewing Company was set up by businessman Niall McMullan of Phoenix Drinks in 2014.

Speaking about the latest awards, Mr McMullan said: “I am delighted Yardsman has picked up these global awards, it is a fantastic acknowledgement of the quality and taste of our local beers and a tribute to the brewing excellence here in Belfast.

“I am delighted Yardsman has picked up these global awards, it is a fantastic acknowledgement of the quality and taste of our local beers and a tribute to the brewing excellence here in Belfast.

“In recent years there has been a worldwide demand from consumers for craft beers, so I am proud to have created this unique craft brand that pays homage to local people who worked in the Belfast industries of linen making, ship building, distilling and brewing — people who were experts in their craft”.

“Since re-launching Hercules Brewing Company, the popularity of Yardsman lager, ale and stout has continued to grow and we are now distributing province wide in all of the best restaurants, bars and off licenses across Northern Ireland and GB.

“We have also had a lot of interest from international markets and this will become a focus for the company moving forward.”

Belfast Telegraph

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