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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.


Vegan Friendly Irish Craft Beer

Currently there are 40 independent Irish craft brewery's across the island that brew vegan/vegetarian friendly beer. With a massive range of beers and styles there is certainly something for everyone.

This list will be added to over the coming days.

1. St.Mel's Brewing Company
2. DungarvanBrewing Company 
3. Western Herd
4. Simon Lambert & Sons 
5. RyeRiver (McGargles, Grafters, Solas, Crafty) 
6. Brother Brewing
7. Galway Bay Brewery*
8. O'Hara's
9. Wild Bat
10. Black Donkey
11. N17
12. Independent Brewing Company
13. Wood Key Brewing
14. 8 Degrees Brewing
15. kelly's Mountain Brew
16. Galway Hooker Brewery
17. 9 White Deer Brewery*
18. Mountain Man Brewing
19. Radikale ale
20. Drew Fox 
21. Mescan Brewery
22. Barrelhead Brewery 
23. JW Sweetman 
24. Boundary Brewing 
25. Otter Bank Brewing 
26. Blacks Brewery *
27. Pokertree 
28. Treaty City Brewing 
29. Rising Sons Brewery
30. Walled City Brewery
31. Metalman 
32. Ards Brewing 
33. West Mayo Brewery 
34. Four Provinces 
35. Elbow Lane 
36. Donegal Brewing Company 
37. White Gypsy 
38. Munster Brewery 
39. Torc Brewing.
40. Manor Brewing
*Exception GBB: Buried at Sea, contains lactose.

*Exception 9 white Deer: Cask ale

*Exception Blacks: Some old bottles



EBCU celebrates 25 years of campaigning success

EBCU 25th Anniversary reception

On Wednesday 21 October hundreds of beer drinkers from across Europe raised a glass in Brussels to celebrate of 25 years of EBCU (European Beer Consumers Union) campaigning success.

The celebration took place at De Markten, where members were able to sample beers hand delivered from across Europe, showing the great diversity of beer styles and traditions existing in different countries. Members of the European Parliament, European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee officials were in attendance.

Beoir was represented by Chairman Reuben Gray (pictured) and Irish brewing by Carlow Brewing Company, which kindly donated a range of its beers to the event.

The new EBCU executive was welcomed in on the night, which will include Carl Kins from Belgium, Bo Jensen from Denmark, Tim Webb from the UK, Jan Lichota from Poland and Henri Reuchlin from The Netherlands. The new executive will be focusing EBCU's campaigning efforts on promoting transparency in consumer information of beer and for a fair taxation system for beer across the European Union.

EBCU Chairman Henri Reuchlin says: "The 25th anniversary of the EBCU marks an important milestone in our history. We have more support than ever before from European countries, demonstrating the real demand for a pan-European voice for beer drinkers. We look forward to working closely with the European institutions and our member countries to support the beer industry across Europe."

Budget 2016 Response

Beoir very much welcomes the announcement at Budget 2016 that the excise relief for microbreweries will now be available upfront. This will improve the cash flow for these small and medium businesses which we hope in turn will help further develop this value sector of the Irish economy. For the second year running, the current Government has helped incentivise small indigenous beer producers which they have recognised as an important and growing part of the Irish agriculture and food sector.
We would have very much liked to see movement in the excise relief for Irish artisanal cider makers in line with that of the microbreweries, but we are heartened to see the government again recognises the role microbreweries play in the Irish economy.
Yours sincerely
Beoir officers

Autumn at The Bull and Castle

Autumn at The Bull and Castle

The Bull & Castle in Dublin is running a two-month long autumn festival for all of September and October. A range of special and seasonal beers will be available on rotation during the event including, appropriately enough, Eight Degrees Ochtoberfest Bock, one of the stars of the 2015 Irish Craft Beer Festival at the RDS. There will also be a new beer from local outfit Five Lamps, a Dark IPA of 6.9% ABV.

And there'll be a selection of infused spirits, cocktails and something called an Orange & Nutmeg Bourbon Hot Chocolate. BUT the real action is at the handpump. On the cask roster is:

  • Rascal's Wunderbar German IPA (6% ABV)
  • Rascal's Big Hop Red (5% ABV)
  • Dungarvan Seaweed Saison (6.5% ABV)

The latter of these, a collaboration brew with Norwegian craft beer pioneers Nøgne Ø, went down a storm at the RDS and has been in very short supply around the country. A cask in Dublin is a coup; €4.50 a pint makes it unmissable.

All beers are available for a limited time while stocks last. Click here to see the full festival menu and keep an eye on the Bull & Castle's Twitter and Facebook for updates on what's on when.


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