Entrepreneur Raises A Glass To His New Ale Business Venture
Derry News|Derry News 24th October 2019
A craft beer expert with a passion for brewing his very own home-made ales has turned his dream of launching his very own range of beers into a reality thanks to the Go For It Programme, in association with Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The Go For It Programme is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) programme.

Andrew Rough, originally from Yorkshire but now settled in Derry, has turned his passion for quality beer into a career after he discovered a gap in the market for locally produced, quality craft beers.

Originally from Yorkshire, Andrew moved to Derry where he met his wife and settled down. He soon discovered that the beer offering was limited compared with what he has been accustomed to in York shire.

Andrew said, “As a Yorkshire man, I am used to a really wide selection of beers, ales and stouts. But when I moved to Northern Ireland, the selection was limited to what I had been accustomed. I really struggled to find something different to the common mass-produced brands.

“Over time, a few micro-breweries started to pop-up and that’s where the idea really started. I worked in the Walled City Brewery when it first opened. I loved seeing the process from grain to glass and I enjoyed seeing the look on people’s faces when they tasted something a little different to the usual offerings.

Rough Brothers Brewing boasts an offering of five distinct products using only the finest, locally sourced grain in its brewing process.

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