EBCU is very proud and happy to announce that the beer culture association Bjórmenningarfélag Íslands from Iceland now is part of the EBCU as a full member. The organisation applied for membership and became part of the EBCU family in the autumn delegate meeting in Dublin, Ireland on Friday 4th of November. EBCU now consists of 18 organisations in 16 different countries across Europe.

After a one-year hiatus, the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland are bringing Indie Beer Week back for 2021. The event will run from 17th to 23rd May.

This year, unsurprisingly, the action will be largely virtual, centring on online tasting events organised by Craic Beer Community, facilitated by BeerCloud.ie.

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The polls have now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted, and stand by for the results!

The third annual Irish Craft Brewer Beer of the Year awards will be announced in April. In 2009, for the first time, we are opening the selection process to all members of ICB and every beer brewed and available on the island of Ireland is eligible for nomination. The beer crowned as supreme champion can truly be said to be the favourite of all those who really care about Irish beer.

Two runner-up awards will be given, as well as an overall prize for Beer of the Year.

Details of how to vote, and a preliminary list of beers, may be found below.

Show support for your local brewer!

The second annual Indie Beer Week begins on Friday 22nd June and runs through to the following weekend. This is an initiative by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland and is made up of a series of events all across the country. 28 independent Irish microbreweries are involved, from Kinnegar to Black's of Kinsale and Bridewell to O Brother.

Irish Craft Beer Village

From Wednesday 13th March right through the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend there'll be an opportunity to sample a wide range of Irish craft beers at the Craft Beer Village on George's Dock in Dublin's IFSC.

It will be open daily from 12 noon, closing at 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 12.30am Friday to Sunday, and 6pm on Monday.

From 13th to 15th admission is free before 7pm and €5 after, then €5 all day 16th to 18th.

For full details and breaking beer news, visit the festival website.