VIDEO - Derry beer wins top award

Derry brewery, Northbound, has won a prestigious award for one of its beers.

Northbound Brewery is based in Campsie Industrial Estate and it is solely owned and managed by local husband and wife team, Dave and Martina Rogers. Dave is a fully qualified Master Brewer. Northbound officially started brewing beer four months ago.

Northbound Brewery husband and wife team, Dave and Martina Rogers. Northbound's '08' Kolsch style beer won a Gold Star at the recent UK Great Taste Awards.

Northbound Brewery husband and wife team, Dave and Martina Rogers. Northbound's '08' Kolsch style beer won a Gold Star at the recent UK Great Taste Awards.

The local brewery currently make two different types of beer; a Kolsch style beer called ‘08’ and an Indian Pale Ale (IPA) known as ‘26’.

It was for their ‘08’ Kolsch style beer that Northbound won a Gold Star at the UK Great Taste Awards.

“We only found out that we had won the award on Tuesday,” said Martina.

“At first, I was in complete disbelief but when I started to read the nice comments the judges had made about our beer the disbelief quickly turned to pride,” she added.

To read the full story about Northbound’s award see Friday’s ‘Journal’.