Hillstown Brewery Tour
As a proud member of both the Économusée and Lough Neagh Artisans we enjoy inviting the public to see what we do.
Located in Ahoghill, the Hillstown story began four generations ago. Our 150-acre farmland is on a small settlement called Hillstown, where the Logan family have lived and worked for generations.
The family set up the shop here in 2007, stocking it with as much produce as possible from the farm itself. Meat in the shop travels the bare minimum of food miles. Our butchery counter is stocked entirely from the farm.
Our onsite café also uses farm produce in many dishes. We are very keen to keep the business local, and source other retail products in this area.
By supporting other local producers, and creating employment in the area, Hillstown aims to bring their community along on the journey. Hillstown’s craft beer business began with Japanese cattle. A tour of the onsite brewery will explain how beef led naturally to beer.
Our Residents at Hillstown Farm
As well as beef cattle, Hillstown farms rare-breed pigs (Saddle-backs, Gloucester Old Spot and Middle White), sheep and free-range chickens. The farm shop also stocks seasonal turkey and duck.
Visitors might also spot the resident llamas. They help to keep foxes away from the free-range chickens’ field.
You might be surprised to find a thriving craft brewery tucked in behind the traditional farmhouse here at Hillstown.
A brewery among the cattle sheds is an unusual pairing, but its the heart of what Hillstown Brewery is all about – creating craft beer that pairs with food.
Having diversified meat production to include one premium food, wagyu-style beef, Hillstown now produces two artisan products – beef and craft beer.
The link between the two products might not be immediately obvious! Why would a beef farmer need great volumes of beer? The answer is simple – to produce the finest quality wagyu-style beef.
The workshop at Hillstown Brewery was launched as an Économusée in May 2017.
We run our tours from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm and can accommodate large groups. Our booking form is for up to 10 people but if your group is larger please book by phoning Hillstown Farm Shop on 02894478662.
Each tour can last approximately 1-2 hours.