The Walled City Brewery has today officially opened in Building 70 at Ebrington Square. Owned by local man James Huey, this new business will brew and sell authentic premium quality new world beer on site. With 12 years experience in premium breweries in Ireland, James will give visitors a guided tour, with the opportunity to taste and purchase the products.
Philip Flynn, Ilex’s Chair said: “I wish to congratulate James Huey on the opening of this fantastic business. The brewery will attract visitors from near and far to Ebrington to see the brewing process first hand and serve local foods with tasting options to accompany the in-house beers. Transforming this heritage building into an impressive contemporary space has been an exciting project for Ilex, and with the success of Phase 2 site marketing, we look forward to progressing many more business ventures at Ebrington.”
The deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: “I congratulate and commend James Huey for making this investment in Ebrington, the first private investment on the Ebrington site, sending out a strong signal that we are open for business. James is making a financial commitment to this city and its people. The 10 jobs created will offer people not just a new job but the opportunity to be part of the next chapter of this site and the city. I wish James and the Walled City Brewery every success and look forward to other private investors playing an active role in the transformation of Ebrington and the north west.”
Master brewer and Manager, James Huey said: “The months of hard work have paid off and we’re delighted to open the doors of the Walled City Brewery to the public. The idea began with a vision to create something different in Derry ~ Londonderry, something the entire city will be proud of at Ebrington Square. Our beers and paired food will be locally crafted with premium raw ingredients. Most importantly, they will be brimming with flavour! ”
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