This table has been created as an at-a-glance guide to the various beers and ciders produced by companies based in Ireland. A tick denotes that this brand's products qualify as Irish Craft Beer or Cider, that is: produced on the island of Ireland by an Irish company which makes less than 20,000hL per year.
Last update: 25th July 2014
Also Known As
|5 Lamps||Microbrewery||Company mostly owned by C&C. Lager brewed at Eight Degrees.|
|9 White Deer||Microbrewery|
|Armagh||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Apple Farm||Artisan Cider Maker||Con's|
|Baile||Contract Brand||Brewed at Eight Degrees|
|Barrelhead||Contract Brand||Brewed at JW Sweetman|
|Beoir Chorca Duibhne||Microbrewery||West Kerry|
|Big Hand||Contract Brand||Brewed at Trouble|
|Blackstairs||Contract Brand||Brewed at Brú|
|Brown Paper Bag Project||Contract Brand||Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad|
|C&C||Multinational||Bulmers, Magners, Clonmel 1650|
|Carrig||Microbrewery||Lager and Rowers Red brewed at Bo Bristle|
|Clanconnel||Contract Brand||Brewed at Hilden|
|Cloughmore||Contract Brand||Brewed at Whitewater|
|Cider Mill||Artisan Cider Maker||Cockagee|
|Clear Sky||Contract Brand||Fulcrum||Brewed at Hilden|
|Costello's||Contract Brand||Brewed at Trouble|
|Craigie's||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Dan Kelly's||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Diageo||Multinational||Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, Macardles|
|Dingle||Microbrewery||Tom Crean's||Brewed at the Dingle Brewery and abroad|
|Dooliner||Contract Brand||Brewed at Carlow|
|Dovehill||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Dublin Brewer||Contract Brand||Brewed at Independent|
|Elbow Lane||Contract Brand||Brewed at White Gypsy|
|Four Provinces||Contract Brand||Brewed at Trouble|
|Franciscan Well||Microbrewery||Owned by Molson Coors|
|Highbank||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Kerry Brewing||Contract Brand||Gnéas||Brewed at Rascal's|
|Kilmegan||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Kinsale||Contract Brand||Brewed at White Gypsy|
|Little Island||Contract Brand||Kenmare||Brewed at Brú|
|Llewellyn's Orchard||Artisan Cider Maker||Double LL|
|Long Meadow||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Longueville House||Artisan Cider Maker|
|M & J Gleeson||Large Cider Maker||Devil's Bit, Adams|
|Mac's||Artisan Cider Maker|
|MacIvor's||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Marks & Spencer||Contract Brand||Irish Stout brewed at Carlow|
|Mountain Man||Contract Brand||Brewed at 9 White Deer and Eight Degrees|
|Mourne||Contract Brand||Brewed at Whitewater|
|Muckish Mountain||Contract Brand||Brewed at Eight Degrees|
|N17||Contract Brand||Brewed at Black's|
|O'Shea's||Contract Brand||Brewed at Carlow|
|Orpens||Contract Brand||Made at C&C|
|Rising Sons||Contract Brand||Brewed at Franciscan Well|
|Rye River||Contract Brand||McGargle's||Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad|
|Station Works||Contract Brand||Finn McCool||Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad|
|Stone Barrel||Contract Brand||Brewed at various breweries in Ireland and abroad|
|Stonewell||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Tempted?||Artisan Cider Maker|
|Toby's||Artisan Cider Maker|
Members of Beoir are currently voting to elect a Chair for the coming membership year, 2014-15. While the roles of Treasurer and PRO are uncontested, these elections represent the spirit on which Beoir was founded: it’s the membership that makes things happen.
BeoirFinder is a free, handy geo-location tool for finding pubs, restaurants and breweries in Ireland that serve Craft Beer. There has been a major boom in Irish Craft Breweries in recent years; This App is vital for anyone who values choice when it comes to beer selection. Beoir is the Gaelic for beer and is also the name of an independent group of consumers in Ireland. Our primary goal is to support and raise awareness of Ireland's native Independent microbreweries.
The BeoirFinder App is available on both the Apple Appstore and Google Play (Android). It's perfect for finding where you can get beer from an independent Irish microbrewery and often what's available at that location too. Future editions of the app will allow adding and updating entries from within the app.
Watch out for the gold icons in the app. These are the highly recommended or must visit destinations as voted for by Beoir members.
When Black's Kinsale Craft Brewery launched a crowd funding initiative on the Indiegogo platform it immediately captured the interest of Beoir members. Sam even adjusted the offer listing to allow those who just wanted to buy the exclusive beers he has planned.
But Beoir Chairman Reuben Gray noticed an opportunity for something bigger: at the bottom of the listings was the offer of a personalised batch of beer on the Kinsale pilot system: 200 bottles with a price tag of €1,000. Perhaps 20 of us could club together and commission a unique Beoir brew? It took just eight days to collect the necessary number of pledges, with some late joiners just missing the final places. Could we do it again?
A second round was opened and at this point Sam himself stepped in to sweeten the deal, offering a brew on his full-size brewkit and doubling the beer allocation for each pledger. This round took less than a week to fill up and on Sunday 8th September at the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Reuben presented Sam and Maudeline with a cheque for €2,000.
The beer is due to be brewed in early 2014 and the part of the batch not allocated to pledgers will be available to the public in a strictly limited edition (though the launch party has dibs on at least some of it). We're left with just one important question: what shall we brew?
The Black's Kinsale Craft Brewery Indiegogo campaign is 90% complete but there are still lots of great offers available to funders before the 15th September deadline. Take a look!