Northern Irish craft brewery scores with special brew

The owner of a Northern Irish craft brewery has celebrated the success of his favourite football team by launching a special, limited edition beer.

Connaire McGreevy, founder of Mourne Mountain Craft Brewery at Warrenpoint in county Down, has launched the beer to mark Warrenpoint Town FC’s return to the Irish Premiership after being crowned winners of the league below.

McGreevy, a director of the club, explained; “The best thing about real craft breweries is the ability to support local!

“Using local labour, local water and the purest ingredients we have created a very limited edition celebratory bottle of our successful Mourne Mist for Warrenpoint Town FC.

“The whole community is so proud that they were promoted back to Premiership on the first attempt, and this is just our small way of congratulating them for a brilliant season, showing true grit and determination to get there.

“Well done lads and here’s to another stellar season!”

The limited edition Mourne Mist, a craft Pilsner, will be available to buy in the local area and will be given to the players at the upcoming League Trophy presentation.

Mr McGreevy founded Mourne Mountains Brewery in 2015. He is a craft beer aficionado and businessman who was inspired to launch his own brewery after he travelled and visited craft brewers and bars all over the world.
He channelled his passion and research to produce the some of the finest artisan beers in the country, catering to the growing thirst for local brews. Mourne Mountains Brewery has grown to become a major part of Northern Ireland’s blossoming craft beer sector.

The brewery takes its name from the nearby Mourne Mountains, but that’s not the only connection. All of its beers are produced using fresh water from the Spelga Dam, located at the heart of the mountains, and as Master Brewer Tom Ray says, it is “beautifully soft, and perfect for brewing.”

The brewery is also inspired by the legend of ‘Slángha’, an ancient figure who travelled over from Greece and was one of the first people to produce beer using the water from the Mournes.