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Brewers Farmageddon investing £100k in Comber expansion

By Staff Reporter

A beer-brewing co-operative in Co Down is investing £100,000 in equipment and marketing as part of a two-year expansion plan.

Farmageddon Brewery in Comber produces unpasteurised and unfiltered ale, which is sold in off-licences across Northern Ireland.

Director Susan Jackson said the firm's aim was to increase awareness by attending trade shows, such as the Craft Beer Rising festival in London next month.

Invest NI is giving the firm £16,500 to fund market visits, trade shows and new staff in coming years.

Ms Jackson said: "This investment is an important milestone in our development. Invest NI's assistance is enabling us to implement these growth plans and explore new business opportunities in markets such as China and Mexico.

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell added that the investment was "welcome news for Ards and North Down, creating new employment opportunities in the region".

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