Whitewater Brewery continues investment in sustainability

Whitewater Brewery, a Food NI member, in Castlewellan has taken another step towards the reduction of its carbon footprint.

The company, Northern Ireland’s largest independent brewery that’s owned by Bernard and Kerry Sloan, has just completed the installation of a nitrogen generation plant within its modern brewery.

The new plant enables the brewery, which has developed a series of award-winning brews including its UK Great Taste Northern Ireland Regional Fork for its Kreme de la Kreme Imperial Russian Stout, to produce 75 percent of all the gas required within the brewery.

Whitewater has also invested in renewable technology which now provides 100 percent of its electricity to power its bottling and canning and other brewery operations.

The brewery has developed a state-of-the-art brewery in Castlewellan to enable it to meet the growing market demand for its successful range of beers.

Master brewer Bernard Sloan last year celebrated the 21st anniversary of the brewery, which began at Attical, near Kilkeel, in the Mournes.

An engineer by profession, Bernard designed the new brewery, project managed its construction and kitted it out with the latest brewing equipment.

Whitewater Brewing has a portfolio of award-winning ales, lagers and stouts, several of which have won international acclaim including International Brewing Challenge medals and UK Great Taste Awards for products such as its Belfast Brew (ABV4.6%) and Germanic style Hoppelhammer (ABV6%).

The brewery has recently opened a visitor centre charting the history of brewing the Mournes.

Bernard Sloan of the state-of-the-art Whitewater Brewery at Castlewellan has invested substantially on sustainability