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Hilden brewery among best in world, says Lonely Planet

By Neil Lancefield

A brewery in Northern Ireland has been recognised by travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the world's best for visitors.

Hilden Brewery in Lisburn is among more than 20 UK breweries to feature in the new Global Beer Tour book, which claims the country's use of New World hops and innovation within styles are "changing the way people view beer".

There is "a good brewery in every corner" of London, such as Beavertown, Brew By Numbers, Fourpure and Meantime, the book states.

But tourists are also advised to "get out of the capital because there are excellent breweries to visit across the country".

The book cites Hilden Brewery; Sulwath in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland; Northern Monk in Leeds and St Ives Brewery in Cornwall. Each "represents their region" through different recipes or the local water they use, according to the guide.

The book, which features the best breweries in 32 countries across five continents, adds: "Beer touring in Britain is a wonderful way to engage in the history of this densely populated little island."

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