Bullhouse Brew Co Expansion Funding

We are on a mission to change the way NI drinks. We have begun but now we need to expand, we need more capacity to make more beer!

£6,120 raised of £10,000 target 61 %
83 supporters 8 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 7:00pm 1st December 2017

We are on a mission to change the way NI drinks. We have begun but now we need to expand, we need more capacity to make more beer! Bullhouse Brewing Company was set up in 2016 by beer enthusiast and homebrewer William Mayne.

 

After many holidays to the US, and seeing first hand the phenomenal craft beer scene around the world, Willy wanted to bring a bit of the action to Northern Ireland. With buckets of enthusiasm, he was able to convert a former bull pen on his grandparent's farm into a fully fledged production brewery - all the while holding down a day job.

His travels have ignited his curiosity and over the past 18 months Bullhouse has provided contemporary, flavourful beer to the people of Northern Ireland. 

Willy started on a very small scale, producing 400 litres of beer per batch, bottling and labelling by hand and selling everything out of the back of his little Renault Clio. Demand soon began to outpace supply, so he enlisted the help of a local distributor and hasn't looked back since. In September 2017, he decided to give up the day job and concentrate on the brewery full time. To celebrate the occasion, he brewed a Pale Ale and called it P45!

 

Willy's drive for perfection in his beer is matched with his enthusiasm for experimentation. So far, alongside the core range of Lager, Pale Ale, Session IPA and IPA he has brought to market a Potato Saison, a Maple and Bacon Porter, a Lemon and Strawberry Berliner Weisse, a Toasted Coconut Porter and a Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout.

In November 2016 Bullhouse won Best New Business at the Ards Business Awards, and the beer is maintaining an average of 3.7/5 on Untappd and 94% on RateBeer.

 

Deciding to learn some plumbing, electrical and welding skills he has now upgraded to a custom built 1000L brewhouse, with current fermentation capacity at 25,000 litres per year. 

We believe Bullhouse is offering something unique and diverse to the Northern Irish market, and we are breaking away from the traditional styles and the tradtional 500ml bottles to package our entire core range in cans, the only NI brewery to do so. Our main aim is producing forward thinking flavourful beers without compromising on their drinkability.

We currently brew a core range of beers including:

Small Axe 4.3% Session IPA - Named after the iconic Bob Marley song of the same name. 'If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.'

P45 4.8% Pale Ale - Name is pretty self explanatory!

Brainwashed 4% Unfiltered Lager - Named in honour of the monopolised, commoitised market we operate in here in Northern Ireland, where the large multinational brewers control the vast majority of the on-trade.

The Dankness - 5.5% IPA = New England style groovy IPA, low bitterness, pure tropical fruit.

 


We are working as hard as we can and we are making great beer but we know we can do better, we are asking our community to help us grow.

We are 100% committed to the brewery and have invested everything (including many liberated coins from the back of our sofa) into the brewery. It isn't easy but it is thoroughly rewarding.


In order for us to progress and expand we need to have the ability to make more beer, more frequently and also the ability to package our beer on-site. We currently only have the capacity to brew once a week at the most, and we are also sending our beer to England to be canned. We really need to be brewing twice a week and packaging all our beer on site here in Northern Ireland. This will allow our beer to get to you fresher and quicker than we currently can.

Making beer requires yeast. This requires a determined length of time to ferment and this varies according to beer type, style and strength, so once our current fermenters are full we cannot brew anymore beer until the beer in the current fermenters have finished developing. 

We have built our own 1000L brewhouse, which we love but in  order to maximise our time and production we need more fermenters in order to eliminate the downtime between brews.

And this is why we need your help.....We need to have an extra fermenter and a bright tank to enable us to upscale our production schedule and step up to the next rung of the ladder, where we can begin exporting our beers outside of NI and ultimately employ local people to help us do just that.

Rewards on offer:

£20

          - Membership of the Bullhouse newsletter
          -A custom Bullhouse T-Shirt. Designed specifically for this project by our amazing illustrator Andy                             Hamilton.
          -A huge thank you

£50  

          -Membership of the Bullhouse Newsletter
          -A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
          -A huge thank you for your support

£75

          - Membership of the Bullhouse Newsletter
          -A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
          -A huge thank you for your support

£100

          - Membership of the Bullhouse Newsletter
          - A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
          - 3 bottle presentation box of our 10% Quest for the Milky Whey Christmas Special
          - A custom Bullhouse T-Shirt. Designed specifically for this project by our amazing illustrator Andy                               Hamilton.
          - 4 x Custom Bullhouse Branded Beer Glasses
          - A huge thank you for your support

£200

          - Membership of the Bullhouse Newsletter
          - A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
          - 3 bottle presentation box of our 10% Quest for the Milky Whey Christmas Special
          - A custom Bullhouse T-Shirt. Designed specifically for this project by our amazing illustrator Andy                              Hamilton.
          - 4 x Custom Bullhouse Branded Beer Glasses
           - A huge thank you for your support

£500

           - Membership of the Bullhouse Newsletter
           - A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
           - 3 bottle presentation box of our 10% Quest for the Milky Whey Christmas Special
           - A custom Bullhouse T-Shirt. Designed specifically for this project by our amazing illustrator Andy                              Hamilton.
           - 4 x Custom Bullhouse Branded Beer Glasses
           - A 'learn to brew' brewday with Willy in the brewery including lunch for you and 3 friends + samples!*

£1200

          - Membership of the Newsletter
          - A mixed case of 24x330ml cans of our core range delivered to your door.
          - 3 bottle presentation box of our 10% Quest for the Milky Whey Christmas Special
          - A custom Bullhouse T-Shirt.
          - 4 x Custom Bullhouse Branded Beer Glasses
          - Personalised brewday for 5 people- we brew a beer just for you.
          - Exclusive hire of the Bullhouse & upstairs taproom for you and your friends to drink your beer. (Max 25                guests + 2 kegs/casks)*

Terms and Conditions:

*All packages will be delivered before Christmas with the exception of the brewdays, which will be completed before the end of June 2018.

Postage on all rewards only to UK and Republic of Ireland.

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