Craft brewing, cider making and distilling


In recent years, Northern Ireland has experienced a rise in the popularity of ‘craft’ alcohol products. These artisan drinks, including beer, cider and gin, are produced in small batches. These products often have a unique appeal, and are distinct from their mass-produced counterparts.

This guide provides information on the craft brewing, cider making and distilling industries in Northern Ireland. It outlines the steps you can take to start up a craft brewery, cidery or distillery and highlights support and legal considerations.