The first craft brewery in Derry / Londonderry for a century officially opened at the former Ebrington army barracks site in June 2015.Clinking glass and bubbling beverages signal a new direction for part of the former military complex, as the Walled City Brewery is now making beer right next to the old parade ground.Local authentic, premium quality and flavoursome craft beers inspired by ancient local recipes and new-world brewing techniques are all said to be on offer.Spires Art worked closely with the Walled City Brewery prior to their official opening to create a bespoke centre piece of artwork which is the focal point of the Walled City Brewery from the moment you step through the front door.

A New Experience of Flavor

Coffee tastes have changed so much that I remember around 2012, introducing a much more acidic coffee into our blend thinking we were going to lead customers into a new experience of flavour, only to be dismayed on day one with customer’s dissatisfaction with a fruitier and more flavourful coffee. Coffee is after all the seed of a fruit. From then on, we began to work at a gradual pace, turning up the brightness a little, season after season. Today we can proudly craft a coffee with notes of lemon meringue, strawberry or passionfruit and find people on all sides of the counter are learning and developing their pallets.

Beer bottles ready to be turned into artwork

Ready to be fired in the kiln

Slumped bottles, just out of the kiln

A work in progress

Close up of final layout 

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