The management at the Bull and Castle have kindly offered to let ICB members to bring their own beers in to the Beer Hall for a tasting evening on Thursday the 19th of July. This is only the second time ICB members will have the oppertunity to get together to try each others beers, and being in the Beer Hall we will also be able to compare to commercial examples of the chosen styles for the evening; American IPAs and Wheat Beers.
To register your interest in attending, and to let us know what, if any, beers you are bringing, please see the thread in the Events forum. If you don't have beers of the chosen styles, or are a non-brewing member, don't worry! Pop along to have a taste and meet other members of the community.
We intend starting around 7pm. Looking forward to an evening of fine beer and chat.
See you there!
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.
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.
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.
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.