It was a busy day at Neillsbrook on Satuday opening with the annual 15-a-side tournament and finishing up with a Beer and Ale tasting hosted by the local Hillstown Brewery………….. Following on from the success of the tournament, Chairman Adie Johnston welcomed everyone in the clubhouse for the Beer & Ale Tasting evening. He had a small bit of business, marking last season’s success, to attend to as he presented 2nd XV captain Sammy Hyndman with the Ulster Branch League Winners Plaque.
Then came the eagerly awaiting beer tasting as Hillstown Brewery arrived with their prizewinning craft beers to give the by now very thirsty patrons in Randalstown an insight into something a little bit different. Hillstown of course are a very locally based company, situation between Randalstown and Ahoghill, and are already well known for their high quality beef products and the on site restaurant. 4 beer/ale types were sampled and the favourite seemed to be the ‘Spitting Lama’. It was interesting to hear the story behind the production of these craft beers, and a very different experience for many to taste them.
Hillstown can be found on the usual media – facebook, twitter and check out www.hillstownbrewery.com for yourselves.
Chairman Adie Johnston(left), event organiser John curry (3rd from left) with the guys from Hillstown Brewery.