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14th April 2023

Popular Belfast brewery Bullhouse Brew Co launches distribution in the Republic of Ireland

Award-winning craft brewer Bullhouse Brew Co has begun distribution nationwide by partnering with leading craft beer distributor Fourcorners. Some of the Belfast brewers’ most popular beers, including Rolling Papers Hazy IPA and Road Trippin’ Extra Pale will now be available to trade and consumers south of the border.

Bullhouse adds the Republic of Ireland to a growing list of export markets for their products, including Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, France and Spain. Launching in 2016, Bullhouse are now one of the biggest craft brewers in Northern Ireland. Opening Belfast’s first permanent taproom, Bullhouse East, which was recently crowned the Best Craft Beer Bar in the UK, Bullhouse are well known to many consumers in the market already.

William Mayne, founder of Bullhouse Brew Co, said: “We’re delighted to finally launch in the Republic of Ireland and look forward to having our beer on sale in some of our favourite pubs and off-licenses on the island. It’s a very competitive market and we are thrilled to partner with Ireland’s leading distributor of craft beer, Fourcorners. Our beers will sit alongside some of the best in the industry and we’re looking forward to launching alongside some tap takeovers and collaborations.”

Paul Maher, Chief Executive of Fourcorners, said: It’s very exciting to have Bullhouse join our growing portfolio of world class craft beers, from this island and beyond. We were particularly impressed with the quality of the beers but also the strong brand and following Bullhouse have created over the past few years.”


For more information on Bullhouse Brew Co please contact Stuart Quayle –

Notes to Editors

About Bullhouse Brewing Company Ltd

Bullhouse Brew Co began back in 2011, when founder William Mayne got a taste for great beer on a road trip around the west coast of the US with his brother.

Coming back from the trip, William started homebrewing on the farm he grew up on just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. After homebrewing for four years, he set to work converting the old bull’s house on the farm into a tiny 500sq ft brewery. Working full-time and living at home to save money, over the space of 12 months he converted the Bullhouse into a small brewery, buying second-hand equipment from dairy farms and other breweries across Ireland, including a mash tun made from a converted catering fridge.

Even before launching Bullhouse onto the market, the difficulties operating in Northern Ireland – the most restrictive beer market in Europe – became obvious. But the desire to put new styles of beer on the market and the idea of making a tiny dent in this ridiculous system overcame any doubts about the viability of the project.

Before long, the weekends and evenings started creeping into the afternoons, and eventually, in September 2017, William took the plunge to pack in the day job and go it alone, brewing P45 for the occasion. One of the early successes was winning Champion Beer of Belfast at CAMRA’s Belfast Beer and Cider Festival in November 2017.

Fast forward to September 2020 and backed by a Bounce Back Loan, the team (now grown to 3) finally moved out of the cramped Bullhouse to a 6000sq ft industrial estate in south Belfast.

Bullhouse opened Belfast’s first permanent brewery taproom (Bullhouse East) in June 2022, a pivotol moment of change in the local beer industry. Bullhouse now sells their beer throughout Northern Ireland, GB, the Republic of Ireland, France, Italy and the Netherlands and employ 25 people across the brewery and taproom.

About Fourcorners

Fourcorners are one of the leading importers and distributors of award-winning craft beer and cider in Ireland. They source the finest premium beers from craft breweries across Ireland, Europe and the US and distribute to retail customers, bars and restaurants across the country.

For more information on Bullhouse Brew Co please contact Stuart Quayle –