As a cooperative brewery owned and run by its members, Boundary do things very differently to most. They started out in 2015 with 447 member-owners, with the aim of starting a brewery that their hometown of Belfast could be proud of - and they've certainly achieved that.
Their unconventional approach follows through into the beer, which brings together modern US craft beer influences with more traditional Belgian and French-style beers. They have set out to make their hoppy beers seriously hoppy, their stouts big, bold and decadent, and their sours and saisons unique, complex and often barrel-aged. Boundary have a small core range, but their creativity really comes to fore in the huge succession of specials and collaborations that have emerged from the brewery, including a number of barrel-aged Berliner Weisse, a chilli porter series, and pales with an ever-rotating roster of hops.
We worked with Boundary to create Waterfall, a DIPA brewed in Manchester in July 2018.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Down With This Sort of Thing, 5.2% blended, mixed-fermentation Saison (vg)
Careful Now, 4.6% mixed-fermentation Saison aged in Louis Jadot wine barrels (vg)
Tobi, 5.1% Bavarian Pilsner (vg)
So It Goes (w/ Dead End Brewing Machine and Mashdown), 8.7% Imperial Oatmeal Stout with raspberries (vg)
Imbongirific, 9% DIPA (vg)
* (vg) = vegan