This is the tale of a whale of an ale. The greatest crafted beer story ever told...
Back in 1977, during the height of the troubles, a killer whale got stuck in the River Foyle in Derry whilst chasing a run of salmon. Our witty locals nicknamed him 'Dopey Dick' due to his poor navigation skills. This was seen as a welcomed distraction in such a challenging time. The people of Derry lined the banks of the River Foyle to catch a glimpse of this majestic creature.
Keeping the story alive, we decided to name our Brewery in Dopey's honour.
Dopey Dick Brewing Company is building from the ground up, and our selection of passionately crafted beers is growing by the day.
Feel free to take a look around and keep your eyes peeled for Dopey Dick in your local pub
and off license.