Fans of robots and beer will be in their element following the opening of Belfast’s first brewpub.
Brewbot, which was designed in Belfast by Chris McClelland and his team of craft beer fanatics, funded through Kickstarter and boosted by a £82,000 investment by Invest NI, has opened on the Ormeau Road.
Chris describes Brewbot as “a robot that makes beer”. Through Brewbot, beer lovers can make their own brew which they control and monitor through a smartphone app.
Now craft beer lovers are able to visit a pub which celebrates homegrown beer. The Brewbot pub is located at the former site of Tilt on the Ormeau Road.
The bar boasts 10 rotating taps featuring the best beer from across the world as well as showcasing local beers.
They’ll soon be tapping up their own creations to gather feedback on their recipes before they make it on to the Brewbot app to be brewed by Brewbot owners.
In addition to the tap list they have over 100 bottles of beer behind the bar.
And for non-drinkers, or those who’ve drunk too much, they offer coffee which is ground and brewed in-house and also available to take away.
“The craft beer culture in Belfast has been lagging behind the rest of the UK and Ireland a little but with bars like The Woodworkers and breweries like Boundary Brewing Cooperative popping up it’s an exciting time for beer drinkers in Northern Ireland,” said Marketing Director Jonny Campbell.