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Beoir Membership Benefits By joining Beoir, you help us to raise awareness of Irish Craft Beer and we give you back far more than your joining fee in benefits. You can read more about joining Beoir here. Join Now   Read the Full Story
Places that stock Irish Craft Beer Finding beer from Ireland's craft breweries can be a daunting task. We are not yet at the stage where one can walk into any pub in Ireland and find something brewed locally. However, the beer is available and for the discerning drinker it is simply a matter of knowing where to look. Read the Full Story
Irish Craft Breweries The number of craft breweries in Ireland has been growing over the past few years, providing greater choice and quality to beer and cider consumers on the island of Ireland. Beoir maintains a list of these breweries so you can learn where you can find them and what they make. Read the Full Story

What is Beoir?

Beoir is an independent group of consumers with a primary goal of supporting and raising awareness of Ireland's native independent microbreweries. You can read more about Beoir or learn how to join, here. There are some fantastic benefits for members.

The Beoir Directory

Beoir maintains a directory listing the micro breweries on the island of Ireland and, more importantly, the bars and restaurants where you can enjoy their produce. Find the places near you on our directory or download the BeoirFinder app.

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Review: Sláinte - The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider

Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider

My review of Iorwerth Griffiths's small 2007 volume, The Complete Guide to Beer and Cider in Ireland, expressed the hope that growth in Ireland's craft beer scene would mean the next edition would be more of a coffee table size. A successor has finally been published and while it's not a large-format work it does share much in common with the glossy, image-rich, lifestyle publishing genre.

That's not to say it's all fluff, however. Far from it. Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen have meticulously researched the current state of the Irish beer and cider scene and drawn upon a wealth of sources, historical, zythological and gastronomical to create this compact and accessible guide.

 

BeoirTV

 

 

That's right, Beoir now has a YouTube Channel called BeoirTV. Get on over and take a look. If you would like to produce a video for BeoirTV, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for guidelines/logo use.

We Are a Talented Bunch

For a small (but growing) consumer organisation made up of unpaid volunteers, we can count some very talented people among our ranks. A number of well-known writers & journalists, web/app developers, IT people, artists, photographers and now an independent film maker.

Beoir member Sean Monaghan (tallstorymedia) is an independent film maker as well as author and photographer. He writes A Taste of Ireland, a site about food and beer. Among the films that Sean has produced, one stands out as our sort of thing. It’s called Beoir: A Tale of Irish Craft Ale.

The 23 minute documentary is beautifully shot and showcases the beauty of Ireland’s landscape and also the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of some of our independent breweries. The Donegal brewing company, Innishmacsaint brewing company, Mescan brewing company, Kinnegar brewing company and Poker Tree brewing company all feature in here.

The film has been selected as part of the Dublin International short film and music festival for 2014. The festival will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2014.

I would encourage all members to take a look and spread the word about the film. If you are attending the Irish Craft beer & Cider Festival this weekend, the opening 3 minutes are on the looping video I put together to give some information about Beoir, NHC and the Dublin Ladies Craft Beer Society. 

Please enjoy the film and make sure to have sound as the soundtrack is excellent and you need to hear the stories being told by the brewers. It can be discussed further here.

 

 

By Reuben Gray

Beoir Magazine

 

Beoir Magazine is envisioned as biannual publication aimed at tourists and the general public to inform them of what's happening in the Irish Craft Beer scene. The 32 page digest sized magazine has an initial print run of 7000 printed copies and officially launches at the Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival at the RDS in September.

The magazine will be distributed to pubs and tourist offices around the country and while not a technically a members magazine, any member who can't find a copy locally can request one to be posted to them. Digital versions are also available to everyone (see below).

Concerning Advertising 

While Beoir magazine does contain some ads, they were carefully chosen to be beneficial to the target audience so are all Irish Craft Beer related. The next issue (if there is one) is expected to be released in spring 2015. Anyone wishing to take an advertising spot or help sponsor the magazine can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for very reasonable rates but they must relate to Irish Craft Beer.

 

Downloads

Issue 1 - Autumn 2014 is now available online.

By Reuben Gray

     

 

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